Style Scoop: Donna Karan isn’t Happy with LVMH, Vince’s New Girl, Zara’s Winning Strategy


It isn’t really a secret the Louis Vuitton is luxury powerhouse LVMH’s crown jewel but Donna Karan hasn’t had the best experience being a part of the company. “[LVMH] runs their businesses separately,” Karan said. “I would love to work with them, but [LVMH] has given me the cold shoulder.” The designer also hoped that she would develop a relationship with Delphine Arnault, the executive vice president of Louis Vuitton and the daughter of LVMH chairman, Bernard Arnault, which has yet to happen. [The New York Times]

Vince has a new girl! The former creative director of Philosophy, Natalie Ratabesi, is the new creative director of women’s design at Vince. She will start on June 16th and will relocate from Milan to Los Angeles for her new duties. “[Natalie] has a very modern sensibility, which is very close to the Vince DNA and core value,” said the company’s president and CEO Karin Gregerson. “She really has a sophisticated design sensibility. As we increase and elevate our fashion point of view, she’s such a critical part of this process for us.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Zara has a devoted following of fashion girls, and it seems to be a pretty strategic move on the retailer’s part. “The company relies largely on world of mouth and a high-luster websites, introduced in the United States in 2011, to create a hunger for its wares,” a profile on the company reasons. Fashion blogger Kristen Henderson summed up our feelings quite perfectly, saying, “We all aspire, regardless of age, height, weight and color, to be the girls on the runway. I feel like Zara puts you there.” [The New York Times]

This one's for all the fashion girls and guys. Who don’t wear sneakers. And get full off of one Tic Tac. We know that you would never refer to your bag as a purse and we salute you for that. [Vanity Fair]

No one would make Melissa McCarthya dress to wear to the Oscars despite her being an Emmy-winning actress. “Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me,” McCartney said. “I asked five or six designers—very high level ones who makes lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.” [Washington Post]