Style Scoop: Net-A-Porter Sells Its Priciest Dress, Katy Perry Fetes New Fragrance, Matthew Williamson’s Rich Beauty Project

By  May 03, 2013

Got an extra $50,ooo hanging around? If so, Net-A-Porter’s most expensive dress sold could be making its way to your closet. The decadent dotcom will be selling six Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 dresses that come in at that massive price tag. The billion-dollar brand only made 12, meaning Net-A-Porter customers will make up half the population to own the embroidered piece. “If we have women in mind for a particular piece then we will go for it and with conviction too,” said buying manager Ben Matthews. All we want to know is what’s the sale price? [Racked]

Katy Perry‘s is pumping up with the launch of her new scent, fit for royalty. The raven-haired beauty debuted her new Killer Queen perfume in Los Angeles yesterday, an aristocratic scent encapsulated in a ruby-like bottle. This is her third fragrance and her first since joining the Coty family last year. [Grazia Daily]

“The Rich is Back!” according to Matthew Williamson and Benefit Cosmetics. The London designer’s namesake label joined forces with the beauty company for a bold and brazen makeup kit inspired by the ’70s. The $34 set includes an eye palette, mascara, blush, and lip gloss fashioned after some of Williamson’s most vibrant prints and graphics. Beauty junkies will be able to grab the collection on May 23rd at Sephora. [ELLE]

Fancy Ferragamo footwear? Now, the Italian house is letting you customize its iconic Vara shoe in honor of its 35th anniversary. The L’Icona project, helmed by photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank, gives fans of the sensible sole the chance to leave your own imprint on the shoe in an array of colors, hardware options, and monogramming abilities. “I think that exclusivity is very important in fashion,” said James Ferragamo, Director of Womens Leather Products to Fashionista. “Today fashion is much more about doing something that is only for you rather than something that is for the masses.” [Fashionista]

Kering, the holdings company formerly known as PPR, has teamed up with Parsons The New School for Design for a competition amongst graduating students for a second year. The Empowering Imagination contest features six BFA candidates whose final collections will be judged by authorities at Eco Age, Style.com, Barneys, Kering, and Parsons for a coveted internship at one of Kering’s luxury fashion brands like Gucci, Balenciaga, and Bottega Veneta. [Style]

Harvey Nichols CEO Joseph Wan will be stepping down from his post. Wan, who is responsible for the brand’s international expansion, was at the company for the past 23 years. A successor has yet to be named. [Vogue UK]