TT Vol. 112
The Queen's Royal Warrants, NYFW, Don't Worry Darling & Seinfeld x Kith
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The New York shows are back. The Fendi Baguette Bag, famous for being the Sex and the City bag, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in NYC. Kim Jones asked Marc Jacobs, who originally hired Jones at Louis Vuitton years ago, to help collaborate on an anniversary capsule.
In a matryoshka doll of collaborations, Fendi’s fellow LVMH portfolio company Tiffany provided the pavé diamonds on the double F on Bella Hadid’s baguette.
With all the sequined versions on the runway, we’re surprised Jones, Jacobs and Tiffany didn’t spring for a fully pavé diamond encrusted baguette. Just make a few and auction one off like they did with the Nautilus!
Hollywood descended on La Serenissima with the Venice Film Festival in action. It’s when tuxedo’d A-List actors get to take sunset photos from their boats on the lagoon.
The Daily Mail, per usual, has all the headlines. Sample: Louis Partridge and Sydney Chandler strike up romance after falling for one another on the set of Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistol Biopic. (I don’t know who these people are.)
While there was plenty of talk of Timothée Chalamet's outfit, the biggest story has been the Don’t Worry Darling press tour. Directed by Olivia Wilde, and starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, it seems that the whole cast and crew are feuding in public. Florence Pugh was conspicuously carrying around a giant aperol spritz, after skipping out on the film’s press tour. And there was speculation that Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine’s shoes at the film premiere.
You can read more about all of the micro stories surrounding the press tour here.
Streetwear retailer Kith announced a collaboration with Jerry Seinfeld, with images ricocheting around the internet.
While we’re huge Seinfeld fans, he does look a little silly dressing like a teenager? I mean, who wore it better, Jerry or this guy below. It doesn’t feel like Jerry was set up for success here.
Meanwhile, J.Crew is opening a new Men’s store in Manhattan. Everyone is real excited about this, and had been pining for a J.Crew Men’s concept store ever since the Liquor Store closed a few years ago and become a Todd Snyder. The new store will have a coffee bar: table stakes in the race to compete with Kith (which has Kith Treats), Aimé Leon Dore (which has Cafe Leon Dore) and Ralph Lauren (which has Ralph’s).
GQ went behind the scene at the J.Crew party at Jean’s.
The crown issues what’s called “royal warrants” to various service providers and companies, most of which are based in the UK. These brands can then say they are officially endorsed by the Queen (and soon, King) and have a stamp they can include in their marketing materials and products. The official list can be found here.
The list includes large multinational corporations like Proctor & Gamble, luxury brands like Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover, as well as fashion brands like Cartier, Burberry and Barbour.
More fun are the tiny obscure service providers and makers that receive warrants: Ian Carmichael was the Queen’s hairdresser, for example, or Price’s Candles, or this broomstick maker that provided props for the Harry Potter films.
And now that the Queen has died, any companies to whom she has granted a warrant have two years to re-apply!
We talk more about Royal Warrants on this week’s podcast!
Chris & Raquel
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