Style Scoop: Marc Jacobs’ Final Run, Haute Helmet Hair, The End of Theyskens’ Theory

By  December 19, 2013

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Marc Jacobs tapped Caroline de MaigretCatherine DeneuveEdie Campbell, Fan Bingbing, Gisele Bündchen, and Sofia Coppola for his final Louis Vuitton campaign, lensed by Steven Meisel. [Glam]

Down with helmet hair! Swedish duo Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin have developed their 2005 masters thesis into Hövding, an airbag helmet that bikers can wear as a scarf. The discreet wonder activates upon impact “wrapping the wearer’s head in an inflated plastic casing in the millisecond before hitting the ground.” [The Daily Beast]

Theyskens’ Theory is no more. Before you put on your mourning clothes, it’s just a name change. Olivier Theyskens is dropping his surname from the label and henceforth will present his Theory and Theyskens’ Theory collections under the same mononym. [Lucky]

Fashion designers aren’t the only industry heads playing musical chairsThe New York Times’ long-time Styles reporter Eric Wilson is surprisingly being replaced by Deadspin sports writer John Koblin. At first glance, it seems like a hasty decision, but Koblin, author of 2009′s Gilded Age of Condé Nast report, has experience at the New York Observer and WWD under his belt. [The Cut]

If starting your 2014 off as a fiscally-responsible fashionista is one of your resolutions, Rent the Runway is here to help. The e-tailer’s NYE party shop is offering up to six-day rentals on Catherine Malandrino, Missoni, and Carlos Miele dresses, starting at $20.14. Shine bright! [Rent the Runway]

The Gap has joined ASOS, Topshop, and H&M’s anti-Angora movement after a disturbing video surfaced of Chinese workers inhumanely harvesting fur from Angora rabbits. Powers at PETA assert that “ninety percent of angora fur comes from China, where there are no penalties for abuse of animals,” inciting Gap to “immediately [suspend] placement of orders using angora.” Your move, Zara. [Racked]

Next up to bat for Versace’s Versus label is Anthony Vaccarello. “Anthony’s clothes have everything that I love: they are sensual, dynamic, daring,” said Donatella Versace. “He is a natural, and has the confidence and talent to push fashion where he wants it and where it is relevant for today’s women.” We don’t expect any knock-off inspiration this time around. [Vogue UK]