Style Scoop: Current & Elliot Are Back, Lauren Bacall: The Look, Farfetch Raises More Funds


The designers behind Current/Elliot may have departed their namesake brand three years ago, but they’ve come back to denim with their new line, The Great Blue. It features half-a-dozen jean styles as well as denim jackets, shirts, dresses and overalls. Be on the lookout for cropped-to-the-ankle styles to show off shoes and work with swingy jackets and boxy blouses that are being shown for fall. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Before her death, Lauren Bacall donated 700 pieces from her collection of fine clothes to the Museum at FIT, some of which are now featured in the museum’s exhibit, “Lauren Bacall: The Look.” It focuses mainly on the actress’ 1960s and 1970s attire. This is the first exhibit devoted to Bacall’s style, complete with designs from YSL, Emmanuel Ungaro, Pierre Cardin, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior. [The Cut]

Ten months ago, Farfetch announced that it’s raised $66 million to finance its international expansion and extend a click-and-collect service, but the online marketplace just raised even more funds. Conde Nast International and Vitruvian Partners participated in Farfetch’s fifth round of funding, which garnered $86 million. The money will be used to launch new local language sites in German, Korean and Spanish, enter new markets and add suppliers from Japan and Australia to its roster of boutiques and brands. [Fashionista]

Uniqlo’s global “All-Product Recycling Initiative” is in full swing through March 15 across all stores. The retailer is accepting its own gently used products back from its customers to distribute them to organizations like St. Vincent De Paul in San Francisco and the New York Department of Homeless Services to help adults and children residing in shelters. [Glam Inbox]

Coach is opening its first flagship in Paris at 372-374 Rue Saint-Honoré to coincide with its 57 year anniversary celebrations, which begins in September. The store is meant to aid in the development of Coach’s European business in countries like France, the UK, Italy, and Germany. It will showcase the brand’s new “modern luxury” concept designed by creative director Stuart Vevers and Studio Sofield designer and president William Sofield. [Women’s Wear Daily]

André Leon Talley is off to San Francisco to stage the first major retrospective of the late Oscar de la Renta’s work through May 30. Talley recently curated a smaller exhibition at the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Museum of Art last month. [Women’s Wear Daily]