Style Scoop: Louis Vuitton Cruises to Monaco, Pharrell Gets Art-y with W, J.Crew Merchantile is Just a Thought

By  May 07, 2014

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Nicolas Ghesquière will present his first cruise collection as the creative director for Louis Vuitton in Monte Carlo–at the foot of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, to be specific. The event will be live streamed on the French fashion house’s website. Princess Charlene of Monaco is “particularly pleased” to welcome the showing. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Pharrell Williams is covering W magazine’s annual art issue in his now infamous hat and a gigantic bolt. Inside he gets turned into a painting by Alex Katz, a cartoon and a giant cardboard cutout. He also talks about his upcoming collaboration with Adidas, called Adidas=Pharrell Williams. “I know I can’t trademark the equal sign, and that’s fine with me, because you know what? It’s just… equal.” [The Cut]

J.Crew, we love you, but you have communication issues. First you told us that you were going to lower prices, only to come back and call it a misunderstanding. Then reports surface that a lower priced chain, J.Crew Mercantile, could be in the works, which Mickey Drexler has just squashed all hope of. “We are always weighing possibilities,” J.Crew Inc.’s chairman and chief executive said. “I have a very restless mind and therefore our company has a restless mind, creatively. There are a number of names we own, that we registered. That’s ongoing. If something strikes our fancy, we register a name.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Oh, Instagram, the great equalizer. After posting over 400 pictures to the social media site of her behind, appropriately nicknamed “belfies,” 20-year-old Jen Selter has landed a fitness column. Her first topic? Whipping her mother’s body into shape, of course. Just in time for Mother’s Day. [New York Post]

It’s official, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his wife, co-designer of Marchesa, Georgina Chapman are revamping the Charles James brand. “Charles James was one of the most incredible couturiers in the history of fashion and this label deserves to be a household name in the same ranks as Chanel, Dior and Oscar de la Renta,” Weinstein said, confirming the rumor. “There isn’t a single designer in high fashion who wouldn’t name him as a major influence. We are beyond thrilled to be spearheading the revival of this brand and bringing it back to the world’s finest retailers.” [British Vogue]

Did you think some of the gowns floating down Monday’s Charles James-themed Met Gala red carpet, seemed… familiar? You aren’t the only one. Here is a roundup of celebrities wearing gowns channeling their inner Disney princess. [Fashionista]