Takada death upends Paris fashion; Givenchy unveils designer
PARIS – Paris Fashion Week was upended Sunday by the news of fashion designer Kenzo Takada's death at age 81. Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for Spring-Summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the brand may have hoped such a big new beginning would have come under better days and not under the virus-hit Paris Fashion Week. For a 34-year-old, Williams has quite a resume -- after having designed for Kanye West and Lady Gaga and founding the influential urban fashion house 1017 ALYX 9SM. “It is with immense sadness that KENZO has learned of the passing of our founder,” the fashion house said in a statement.
Gabriela Hearst, Kerby Jean-Raymond win top fashion awards
NEW YORK – The Council of Fashion Designers of America gave its top fashion awards on Monday to Gabriela Hearst for womenswear and Kerby Jean-Raymond for menswear. The two designers led a group of winners that the CFDA said was the most diverse in the 39-year history of the awards. The winners also included Telfar Clemens, who won the accessories award, and Christopher John Rogers, who won for American emerging designer. The award for international women's designer went to Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino. The international men's designer award went to Kim Jones for Dior.
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This Meghan Markle-Loved Handbag Designer Dropped a New It Bag
One of Meghan Markle's go-to handbag designers has released a new style. Gabriela Hearst has teamed up with Net-a-Porter to launch the new Baez bag, available exclusively on the website through July 13. Ten percent of profits from the sale of the Baez bag will be donated to the organization. Samir Hussein/WireImageShop the new Gabriela Hearst Baez bag. RELATED CONTENT:Shop Meghan Markle's DL1961 Skinny Jeans for Under $85 at AmazonKate Middleton's Superga Sneakers for $33 at the Amazon Summer SaleEmma Roberts Wears Tory Burch Following Pregnancy Announcement