Style Scoop: Alessandro Michele Appointed Gucci Creative Director, Alexander Wang’s Party Bus Campaign, Michelle Obama Wore A Suit


After much speculation, it has finally been confirmed that Alessandro Michele will take the reigns as the next creative director of Gucci. His appointment follows the surprise departure of Frida Giannini. Previously, Michele was the brand’s head accessories designer and upon Giannini’s departure, Michele re-designed Gucci’s entire menswear collection, which shows in Milan on Monday. [Business of Fashion]

Alexander Wang loves a good party—and his latest campaign proves it. At least one shot shows model Anna Ewers propped up on the sunroof of a suped-up party bus, complete with neon lights and subwoofers. Other models that appear in the campaign (shot by Steven Klein) include Binx Walton, Dylan Xue, Lexi Boling, Sarah Brannon, and Vanessa Moody. “It felt so authentic,” Wang said. “All the girls are girls who come out with me. We got the set and said, ‘It kind of just feels like last weekend.’” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Michelle Obama wore not a dress, but rather a suit for the 2015 Statue of the Union address at the US Capital. Obama wore a 2013 Michael Kors power suit, which she altered to get rid of the front slit in the skirt, making it less sexy and more FLOTUS-appropriate. [Glam Inbox]

Olivia Palermo teamed up with accessories label Aspinal of London to design a limited-edition tote bag to support AdCam, a non-profit charity that develops cooperation projects and social responsibility initiatives in the Masai Mara region of Kenya. The tote is a technological take on Aspinal’s Marylebone tote, as it has the ability to charge an iPhone or iPad. The bag will be limited to 30 pieces, launches in March and will retail at 995 pounds ($1,512 at current exchange). [Women’s Wear Daily]

Wearable tech company Ringly raised $5.1 million to increase its product range of smart rings. Ringly is a smart ring that connects to a phone and alerts users to calls, texts and e-mails with a subtle vibration or light. Founder and CEO Christina Mercando said that a big part of this year will be dedicated to using Ringly’s technology to make other forms of jewelry. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Converse drew inspiration from the great Andy Warhol for its spring 2015 collection. The iconic sneaker company teamed up with The Andy Warhol Foundation to design a collection of tees and footwear for men and women that blends the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star and Warhol aesthetics together. The Converse All Star Andy Warhol Collection launches February 7 at specialty retailers, Converse stores and for $35-$90 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Andy Warhol Foundation. [Glam Inbox]