I do 85% of my shopping online. Mostly because I sit at a computer all day and it’s a convenient procrastination tool. But also because I know exactly what I’m getting. I can visit a website and find the exact item in the exact color in the exact size and order it instantly.
At least that’s how I felt a few weeks ago, when I started searching for a pair of not-too-pricey pale pink jeans. However, the experience made me realize that sometimes, getting off your butt and visiting the mall is just easier—and that there needs to be more of a connection between online and offline retail.
Cathy Horyn and Oscar de la Renta may have had the only beef that literally involved beef, but there were a slew of others this year. Fashion people simply could not just let shit slide.
From drawn out legal battles to ironic graffiti wars, click through to rehash 2012′s biggest fashion beefs.
We’ve seen lots of girls following in their model moms’ famous stiletto-clad footsteps lately. Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber modeled for young Versace (and JCPenney) and Kristen McMenamy’s daughter Lily made her modeling debut for YSL and Chanel. But here’s one we never saw coming: Anna Nicole Smith’s six-year-old daughter Dannielynn is…wait for it…officially a Guess model.
The three-year-long Gucci v. Guess trademark infringement debacle finally came to an end this week in the US, with Gucci awarded the relatively low settlement of $4.7 million in damages (compared to the requested $221 million). But it’s not over yet: WWD is reporting that Gucci is apparently planning to file new brand protection cases in Italy, China, and France. So this is going to drag out for a long time.
But the case has been raising a lot of questions.
All is not well in the lap of luxury.
PPR, the french conglomerate which owns several luxury brands, hit a rough patch in the market yesterday, when Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock because of concerns regarding their Gucci and Puma units, Bloomberg is reporting.
Morgan Stanley said they worried Gucci would underperform luxury peers in 2012 and that the “continued challenges at Puma” would affect profitability.
Things are heating up
on our favorite courtroom TV drama in the Gucci vs. Guess legal battle.
The latest in the juicy ongoing court proceedings is testimony from Paul Vando, a former director of men’s product at Marc Fisher Footwear, the company which provides Guess with its footwear–including several of the designs Gucci has named as knockoffs.
The last time we tuned in, Gucci’s lawyer, Louis Ederer, had fingered Marc Fisher as an integral player in the “massive knockoff scheme,” even presenting evidence that the company was sending Gucci fabric samples to Guess’ fabric supplier, with the intent to copy coloring and patterns. Ederer also read aloud emails between Marc Fisher and Guess, which specifically referenced Gucci products spanning from 1995 to 2008. Sounds like they’ve backed Marc Fisher into a corner, right?
In Honor of Victoria Beckham’s New Cut, 10 Celebs Before and After the Chop: No stranger to the scissors, Victoria recently chopped off her mop once again. Take a look back at some other dramatic celeb cuts in recent history, a few of which have left us scratching our heads.
Meet Jessica Paré aka Megan Draper on Mad Men: There’s a new lady in Don Draper’s life this season of Mad Men, and it’s pretty clear already that she’s no Betty. We give you the scoop on Jessica Paré before Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
Vogue Editors: They’re Really Not Like Us: Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis of Germany, Vogue‘s new Style Editor at Large, lives quite the rich and colorful life– and we just found/raided her gem-filled Twitter! Peep our gallery to see how we visualize all her glorious galavants.
We Can’t Stop Watching These 10 Fashion Gifs: From a mirage of Miu Miu handbags to Anna Wintour sitting front row, there’s no denying that it’s hard to close the tab on these fashiony part photos/part videos.
Guess Which Famous Faces Have All Been Guess Girls? From Claudia Schiffer to Adriana Lima, it’s hard to believe how many fashion faces once held the ‘Guess Girl’ title. Here’s a retrospective on some of the ultimates.
We were all completely blown away by the images released earlier today of Claudia Schiffer’s new campaign for Guess, twenty-three years after the German supermodel originally posed for the brand. Two decades later, the lady still looks as Guess-girl flawless as she did back in 1989, before she attained her supermodel status.
It got us to thinking: In the thirty years of Guess’s existence, which other big-names got their industry start modeling for the brand? We did a little digging, and as it turns out, there have been quite a few more than you might Guess (ha!). It seems like Victoria’s Secret (you know, that other brand known for its seriously sexy campaign starlets) has a habit of plucking its Angels from the pool of genetically blessed Guess girls. And then, there have also been a few Guess missteps (coughParis Hilton). Click through for some of the lucky girls who’ve followed in Claudia’s well-pedicured footsteps: Scoring both a Guess contract and the (generally) good career fortune that seems to follow, with a few exceptions.
To celebrate 30 years of Guess, the denim brand has hired back one of its most iconic faces, German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, as well as photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, for a nostalgic black & white ad campaign that recalls those from the early ’90s which helped launch Schiffer’s career. Since Guess ads are some of Read more →
Looking to get a foot in the door in fashion PR with a major brand? Spruce up that resume because GUESS is looking for a PR intern to start immediately.
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
*Support Public Relations team across all product categories including: men’s and women’s ready-to-
wear, accessories, handbags and footwear.
*Maintain database by updating current contact information and adding new contact information for
editors and stylists.
*Showroom maintenance including writing up/checking in GUESS apparel and accessories samples.
*Contacting and working with publications
*Scan in press clippings and compile monthly reports
*Work with Senior PR Manager and PR Coordinator to change out samples for seasonal market
*Attend seasonal licensee market appointments with Senior PR Manager and PR Coordinator
*Track upcoming media placements and features