Louis Vuitton Debuts Supreme Collaboration for the “Youth” on Paris Runway [Instagram]
Just in case you found the one dark corner of the internet that wasn’t buzzing Thursday about the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration, here’s what you need to know: Vuitton’s men’s artistic director Kim Jones and Holy Grail skateboard brand Supreme joined forces on a handful of logo-infested pieces, including streetwear staples like jersey-inspired shirts, sneakers and bomber jackets, all of which were shown during the French fashion house’s menswear show in Paris on Thursday morning. The show — whose front row boasted David Beckham, Travis Scott and Kate Moss — also featured Supreme-red satchels, trunks and crossbody packs. Is the collection actually good? Who cares? Even though The New York Times‘ Guy Trebay called the collection fashion’s version of murder-suicide, it will likely sell like, well, everything else that Supreme puts out there for the hype beasts. “I just feel that the strength of their graphic versus the strength of the Louis Vuitton graphic, and that kind of Pop Art feeling — it works together perfectly,” Jones told WWD. “Youth is key now, especially in China,” said the designer. “I was in Beijing a week ago … the customer’s completely changed. They used to be old men, now it’s young twenty-somethings, so it’s important to make them excited.”
Wynn Hotels Actually Pulled Tom Ford Cosmetics, Eyewear in Support of Trump [Racked]
They may technically be competitors in the Las Vegas real estate scene, but it looks like Steve Wynn and Donald Trump are actually IRL friends. The revelation comes after Trump responded to Tom Ford’s statement that the designer would not dress Melania Trump, noting that “[she] doesn’t like his designs. He was never asked to dress her.” The president-elect went on to add that his pal Wynn even “threw [Ford’s] clothes out of his hotel” in solidarity with Trump. A Wynn hotel employee confirmed to Racked that the hotelier had actually followed through on that statement, and removed all Tom Ford cosmetics and eyewear from the hotel stores. To get Tom Ford clothes, you have to go down the street to his shop at Crystals at CityCenter.
Riccardo Tisci’s Rumored Versace Move May Delay IPO [WWD]
Riccardo Tisci, current artistic director of Givenchy, is reportedly in talks to make the move to Versace. WWD reports that the decision to try to bring the designer on board is just one of several expansion plans that are responsible for delaying Versace’s planned IPO. Donatella Versace and Tisci are already close — Versace even starred in Givenchy’s fall 2015 campaign.
L.A. Responds to Massive American Apparel Layoffs [WWD]
American Apparel’s factory and store closures have left thousands of Angelenos out of work, and various county organizations are stepping in to lend a hand. In a Thursday statement, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis addressed the more than 2,400 lost jobs: “With [American Apparel] average hourly wages of $18 to $20 in the cut-and-sew division, and upward [of] $50k to $70k average salary in the administrative and management division, these workers are left with little possibility of finding similar jobs.” Solis, along with Janice Hahn, sent a letter to the bankruptcy courts on the workers’ behalf. The L.A. Rapid Response team also is aiming to assist laid-off workers with informational meetings about unemployment benefits and other opportunities. On Monday, ousted American Apparel founder Dov Charney was outside one of the factories trying to inspire employees to work on his new business venture, Los Angeles Apparel Co., when he gets it up and running.