Spela Kasal

Over the Mountains With Louis Vuitton

April 24, 2012

Yesterday, Louis Vuitton commenced its Serenissima Run, a classic car rally celebrating the history shared by the evolution of motoring and the creation of the house’s first automobile trunk in 1897. The seventh such rally organized by the prestigious fashion house since 1993, the five-day event features 43 vintage cars from across five continents, which will make a scenic journey from Monte Carlo through Switzerland, France, and Italy, and finally arrive in Venice on Apr. 27. The cars will remain on display in Venice’s Piazza San Giorgio until Apr. 28.

Nicholas Kirkwood’s Lost Generation

March 9, 2012

Nicholas Kirkwood’s collection of fall shoes is a nostalgic, ’20s Parisian fantasy. “It’s about the characters of the period, like Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau and Picasso. We didn’t want to do a collection that exactly depicted that era, so it’s more how you’d imagine it,” explains Kirkwood.

Gaia Repossi Makes Vendôme Home

March 8, 2012

Despite the fact that since 1925 her family has owned and run one of Paris’s most prestigious haute jewelry houses, Gaia Repossi had no intention of becoming a designer.

Delfina Delettrez Fendi Is on a Roman Not-Holiday

March 2, 2012

Rome can inspire you in many ways,” says Delfina Delettrez Fendi of her hometown. Not surprisingly, the Eternal City, past and present, served as the muse for her fall/winter 2012 jewelry collection, the 10th she’s created in her successful young career. Set in a salon in the Louvre (she has two pieces of jewelry in Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs) Thursday’s presentation featured a family of life-sized harlequin-painted mannequins (some of which, Delettrez tells us, lived in her home quite some time) donning the designer’s baubles.