Style Scoop: The Met Recalls Charles James, Oui Oui Coach, Vineyard Vines Heads Home


Listen up. Almost two months after the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened the Charles James exhibit, the museum is providing a deeper look into the designer’s life and work. Today, a special feature is launching online, titled Recalling Charles James. Alina Cho interviewed Elsa Peretti, Christophe de Menil, R. Couri Hay, Paul Caranicas, Mary Ellen Hecht, Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, as well as James' last assistant Homer Lane for the audio feature. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Coach is heading to Paris with its Fall 2014 collection—the first under new creative director Stuart Vevers. The collection will be sold at Collette, a super chic Parisian boutique, nearly two months before it will be available stateside. And two exclusive bags will be sold with the collection as well. The best part about Coach popping up in Paris? They are bringing a bit of New York with them. The store windows will feature NYC’s beloved Highline. [Glamour]

Vineyard Vines now has a place to call home sweet home. The brand will “build a new $15.6 million headquarters, creating 200 new jobs and retain 150 existing jobs over the next 5 years.” Their new home will be located at 181 Harbor Drive in Stamford, CT. “When we started Vineyard Vines in 1998, we never imagined we’d be where we are today,” Ian Murray, CEO and co-founder said. “You can say our business grew up in Connecticut.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

In case you were wondering how to plan a baby shower for your super fashionable friend, let’s take a look at Rebecca Minkoff’s baby shower for her second child inspired by her son, Luca. “One day I asked him [Luca] what he wanted to name his baby sister, and he said Gouda!” the New York-based designer said. “I don’t know where he got it from, but she’s been Gouda ever since.” What can we say? The name made for a tasty but chic theme. [Popsugar]

Gisele Bündchen works hard for the money. So hard, in fact, she sheared her hair into a buzz cut for Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga Fall 2014 campaign, in addition to starring campaigns for Pucci, Isabel Marant, and well… we’ll let you find out when you click the link. [GLAMChic]

Last week, a label that read, “Forced to work exhausting hours,” was found inside a Primark dress. The high street retailer investigated the claim and was able to determine that the label was a hoax. “Our investigation into the labels sewn onto two garments bought separately from our Swansea store in 2013, has led us to the conclusion that it is more likely than not, a hoax carried out in the UK,” a spokesperson for the brand said. [British Vogue]