Weekly fashion agenda: cruising in Saint Tropez
Saturday 08 May 2010
It's a tough job but someone's got to do it: just barely recovered from the Met Ball, the who-is-who of the fashion elite is moving on to Saint Tropez in the south of France, where King Karl will present his annual Cruise Collection for Chanel (and many a socialite will use the opportunity to stop by at the Cannes Film Festival, starting the same week).
Chanel Cruise Collection presentation
Saint Tropez, France
After showing last year's Cruise range at the Lido in Venice, Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld is inviting a selection of VIPs to the iconic Cafe Senequier in St Tropez to take in one of the most-anticipated shows on the international fashion agenda. A new short movie starring model Heidi Mount and French actor Pascal Greggory will be shown on the occasion.
Uniqlo store opening
Following its New York, London and Paris flagship openings, Uniqlo is launching its biggest international store (outside Japan) to date, boasting 3,600 square meters on three floors at 969 west Nanjing Road.
Viktor & Rolf: Dolls
May 19 - July 16
The designers will exhibit miniature versions of their creations, presented on dolls, at the Studio Job Gallery, open Tuesday to Friday, 2pm-6pm.
Osman Yousefzada at the V&A's Fashion in Motion
The designer will show how his pieces, modeled by contemporary dancers, move with the body as part of the museum's popular series, which in the past involved Giles Deacon, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh and Vivienne Westwood.
Eco-Fashion: Going Green
May 25 - November 26
New York, US
The FIT's new exhibit will explore fashion's relationship with the environment, referring to the work of designers - like Edun, Bodkin, FIN, and NOIR - who use, produce, and promote sustainable, ethical, and environmentally-conscious products.
Sex and the City 2 movie premier
Set to hit US theaters on May 28 and most European cinemas on June 2, the sequel will catch up with the stars of the fashionable TV series, who are trying to master life in the Big Apple (and in Abu Dhabi where the four girlfriends go for a stylish retreat).
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