Style Notes: Gigi and Bella Cover British Vogue; J. Crew Launches Swim
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Gigi and Bella Hadid Cover British Vogue [British Vogue]
Gigi and Bella Hadid have individually covered Vogue more times than we can count; however, for British Vogue's spring fashion issue, the sisters teamed up. They were each photographed by Steven Meisel in matching gold chainmail Versace gowns for the special double covers of the March issue, and posed nude together for an inside spread. Why choose one when you can have both?
Marked with a special gilded double cover, @BellaHadid and @GigiHadid cover the March issue of #NewVogue wearing gold chainmail @versace_official gowns. Photographed by #StevenMeisel, styled by #JoeMcKenna, hair by @guidopalau, nails by @jinsoonchoi, make-up by beauty editor-at-large @patmcgrathreal and words by features director @GilesHattersley. Celebrating spring fashion, the issue lands on Friday 2 February
J. Crew Launches Affordable Swimwear [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
J. Crew is launching an affordable swimwear line called J. Crew Playa on Jan. 30. The 20-piece range includes bikinis, one-pieces and everything in between, with prices starting at a reasonable $22. In line with J. Crew's preppy heritage, patterns include classic stripes in warm earthy tones.
Warby Parker Launches Children's Glasses [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Warby Parker is launching a 12-week children's glasses pilot program at its New York City locations beginning Jan. 30. Kids accompanied by their parents can visit any of the city's stores to try on glasses and order them for nationwide home delivery. The program benefits Warby Parker's Pupils Project program, which provides vision screenings, eye exams and glasses for children at New York City's Community Schools. Styles offered will be shrunken versions of the brand's most popular adult styles, and will retail for $95.
Anne Chapelle, Yiqing Yin to Relaunch House of Poiret [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
French fashion brand House of Poiret — founded in the late 19th century by designer Paul Poiret, who was known for liberating women's bodies from corsets, but inactive since the 1930s — is relaunching for the fall season. The brand was recently acquired by the Korean group Shinsengae International, which also distributes Givenchy and Celine. Yiqing Yin has been brought on as creative director and will present her first collection for fall 2018 at Paris Fashion Week this March. Anne Chapelle, who was responsible for the reboots of Ann Demeulemeester and Haider Ackermann, has been brought on as CEO.
Yoox Selling Autographed, Collectors' Edition Copies of Call Me by Your Name [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Call Me by Your Name fans can purchase special-edition copies of the book that inspired the Oscar-nominated film, autographed by author Andre Aciman and the film's director, Luca Guadagnino. Each of the 100 limited-edition copies, which retail for $108, will come with a collectors' box and a numbered certificate of authenticity. The books are now available on Yoox.