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In a scene straight out of many Met Gala’s past, New York-based designer Alexander Wang is setting his soon-to-be-released talk show in the preferred hanging place of celebrities and normal folk alike. Inviting notable figures into the bathroom—ones who also no-doubt frequent the facilities of the Metropolitan Museum of Art come gala evening—the designer will step out of his typical backstage environment to interview his famous friends. Slated to air on the newly-launched streaming platform Quibi, the show, titled Potty Time, will take place in the lavatories of “the most highly sought-after events in entertainment, fashion and pop culture.” [W Magazine]
E-tailer Farfetch.com has just launched an extremely rare exclusive collection or never-before-worn vintage Christian Dior jewellery expertly preserved by vintage jewellery expert Susan Caplan. Over 80 pieces of jewellery dating back to 1976 will be on offer—including necklaces, rings, earrings, brooches and bracelets—each featuring handmade Swarovski crystals crafter by Dior’s master modeller of over 20 years. [Vogue inbox]
On October 31, The National Gallery of Victoria unveiled the first Australian exhibition in tribute of trailblazing designer Rei Kawakubo and his work with fashion house Comme des Garçons, titled Collecting Comme. Running until July 26, 2020, the free exhibition is showing works that span from Kawakubo’s first presentation in Paris in 1981 to more recent designs including his 2014 Blood and Roses collection, as donated and loaned by Comme des Garçons collector Takamasa Takahashi. [Vogue inbox]
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross is slated to host this year’s Fashion Awards, commonly known as the British Fashion Awards. Stepping on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall on December 2, the Golden Globe winner will address designers, business and industry leaders, media, retailers, creatives, models and celebrities and join them in celebrating the recognition for their creative talents. With Ross herself known for her own sartorial flair, both on the red carpet and on her own social media channels, Ross’s stint as the award ceremony’s host is sure to be a memorable one. [Vogue inbox]
In her latest collaboration with sportswear brand Puma, Selena Gomez is set to drop a brand new range of sneakers dubbed Cali Sport. Riffing on the classic California OG design, Gomez celebrates many of the shoe’s original style cues, including the brand’s signature formstrip, while also upgrading it with an edgy platform, TPU feature and zig-zag stitching. The Cali Sport collection will be available in the muter colourways of white, taupe and light grey with hints of pastel, which you will be able to shop online from November 6. [Vogue inbox]
Hotel institution, QT Sydney, is now offering wine personal training—a new vino-centric bootcamp-style service which is said to be for all levels of wine fitness. Designed to arm you with knowledge of all things wine in time for the festive season, QT’s head wine coach, Chris Morrison and senior bubbles trainer, Serena Carl, will guide you through the intricacies of many a grape-derived beverage, from your Tuscan Chianti to your Bordeaux Merlot in a single 45 minute session. Sessions will be running every Thursday from October 31 within the Gowings Bar for five weeks, with the option to enrol into individual classes or the complete five-session program. [Vogue inbox]
French sustainable sneaker brand Veja is launching its first-ever Australian pop-up store on November 1. Planting itself right in the middle of Westfield Sydney, the label will create a miniature garden-cum-model ecosystem to tell a visual story of the brand’s sustainability. On top of that, the pop-up will offer the biggest Veja range ever to be introduced to local shoppers, as well as free non-alcoholic Seedlip ‘Garden’ drinks for the first weekend following the opening. [Vogue inbox]