Last week a large group of people traveled to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but it wasn't to tour the historic shipyard, it was to see fashion. Fashion editors (Anna Wintour among them!), industry insiders, and celebrities made the trip to the Brooklyn landmark to see Raf Simons present his 66-piece Chrisitan Dior Cruise 2015 collection. It was an odd venue for a French fashion house, but Simons explained why he chose the locale in his show notes, saying, "America is a constant inspiration for me." Some of that inspiration showed up on the runway, namely in the form of a graffiti print, mesh muscle tanks, and tough-girl open-toe booties that had all the edge and grit of New York City. But Simons also brought a bit of Paris with him--there were chic coat dresses, intricate tweeds, and lovely floral prints (see above).
Okay, we're just gonna say it: This girl is on fiiiiiire! Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys has landed a beauty contract, her first ever, and it's with Givenchy, no less! The "Girl on Fire" singer will be the new face of Parfums Givenchy. "I’m honored to introduce the world to the newest scent by Givenchy," she said to WWD. "Givenchy has long been one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion houses, and a personal favorite of mine." Keys follow Liv Tyler, Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, who have all had campaigns with Givenchy. No word yet on which fragrance Keys will be representing, but the ad campaign launches in September.
Forever 21 is already known for its trendy styles and reasonable (or cheap, if you want to call it that) prices, but if it's still a little too steep for you, you'll be happy to know the fast fashion retailer is debuting a new store with unbelieveably low prices. The new store, called F21 Red, is located in South Gate, CA and is gigantic--18,000 square feet! Prices start at, get this, $1.80 for camis, $3.80 for tees, and a pair of jeans is $7.80. Forever 21 founder and CEO had this to say, "With F21 Red we are able to deliver greater quantities of the styles our customers seek, while maintaining the value with entry-level category price points Forever 21 is known for offering." F21 Red opened on Saturday, so if you're in the South Gate area, check it out and let us know what you think.