What's New, What's Hot: Vivienne Westwood Designs for Miss Piggy, Mulberry Collabs with Cara Delevingne, Kenzo Designs Bank Cards
Vivienne Westwood is no stranger to designing for Hollywood's biggest stars, and now the English fashion designer can add Miss Piggy to the long list of celebrity names she's designed for. For the upcoming film, Disney's Muppets Most Wanted, Westwood created a custom wedding gown for the famous sow, complete with corseting detail and paillettes, as well as couture Harris Tweed houndstooth check coat and matching beret. "Vivienne Westwood is fabulous - just like moi," said Miss Piggy. "When I asked her to design this wedding dress for moi's new movie, Muppets Most Wanted, she was thrilled and I was thrilled. The only one a bit 'iffy' about it was the Frog." We can't wait to see the movie to find out if this wedding actually happens.
There's no time like Fashion Week to announce a hot collaboration, and that's just what Mulberry did. At its London Fashion Week presentation, Mulberry officially announced the Cara Delevingne collection of handbags. The Cara comes in three sizes--mini, medium, and large--and can be worn as a backpack, carried on the arm, or in the hand. There are also a number of different colors to choose from; besides classic neutrals, the Cara is available in oxblood, indigo, and emerald, as well as padded leather or calf skin camoflauge. "My Granny will like this bag. She's one hundred and two years old," said Delevingne. "My five-year old cousin will probably like this bag. He's a boy." Our guess, tons of people will like this bag.
Kenzo has partnered with French savings bank Caisse d'Epargne and created two limited edition bank cards, which will honor International Women's Day on March 8. The cards, which feature prints inspired by the label's spring collection, will be free to customers in all Caisse d'Epargne agencies and on the Internet on March 8; after the 8th a limited edition of 10,000 will be available for sale at the bank's usual rates. Caisse d'Epargne has worked with other designers in previous years--Christian Lacroix in 2011 and a card decorated with Swarovski Elements in 2012.