Style Scoop: Jill Abramson Leaves NYT, Solange and Jay Z Weren’t Bauble Shopping, Chanel Gets Gas-y

By  May 14, 2014

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Jill Abramson has left The New York Times. “I’ve loved my run at The Times,” said the former executive editor of the paper. “I got to work with the best journalists in the world doing so much stand-up journalism.” Managing editor Dean Baquet will replace Abramson. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Speculation continues to swirl around the Carter-Knowles family after TMZ released a surveillance video of Solange attacking Sean Carter in an elevator inside The Standard Hotel in New York after the Met Gala. The latest in the #CarterGate saga is that Beyonce’s sister and husband were jewelry shopping at Mr. Flawless. Turns out that never happened. [E! News]

Karl Lagerfeld isn’t afraid to make a political statement with his collections and Chanel Cruise 2015 wasn’t any different. The models carried quilted bags in the shape of petrol containers. Acknowledging the role of oil in Dubai’s history as well as the skyrocketing prices of not just gas but Chanel bags? Nicely played, Mr. Lagerfeld. [Fashionista]

Grace of Monaco costume designer Gigi Lepage had complete freedom to create Grace Kelly’s wardrobe that Nicole Kidman wears in the film. “When I ask [the director] questions, he replies, ‘Read the script,’ which mean that maybe the answer is hiding between the lines like a magic formula,” she said. “This is one of the reasons it’s a pleasure working with him.” “Since it wasn’t an historical film, I felt free in terms of the plot create costumes and along with the set décor, the fashion spirt of the Sixties inspired me,” she continued. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Harder, better, faster stronger is Charlotte Olympia’s new motto. This week, Charlotte Dellal is launching her Faster collection, a lineup of pedal-to-the-metal accessories inspired by Formula One racing, just in time for the Monaco Grand Prix on May 22nd. Prices start at $695. [InStyle]

Go ahead, pearl it on. Pearls are no longer just for your grandmother. The latest ways to wear the bauble thanks to spring’s cool new offerings from Vita Fede and Givenchy are anything but boring. [The Cut]