We’re several days into May, and the month is already off to a very stylish start. In fact, chances are you’re still thinking about your favorite red carpet looks from Monday night’s Met Gala. Even though many of the celebrities jetted back to Los Angeles, where they’ll inevitably trade in voluminous ball gowns for relaxed denim, that doesn’t mean the sartorial fun is over for you. The May fashion news, from celebrity brand campaigns to must-have summer collaborations, will keep you feeling inspired and, even better, eager to shop.
First off, Cartier announced on May 1 that Elle Fanning is its last global ambassador and the face of the Grain de Café collection. The Great actor kicked off her new role at the Met Gala, where she wore pieces from the luxury label’s aforementioned jewelry assortment — and looked absolutely gorgeous, we should add.
Meanwhile, if you’re prepping your wardrobe for a summer vacation, Sandro’s latest collaboration offers pieces meant to be worn on your tropical getaway. The label teamed up with Louis Barthelemy, a French artist and designer, for a capsule collection filled with vibrant, print-heavy clothing and accessories. For those who are located in New York City (or dropping by for a trip), you’ll want to check out Madewell’s curated assortment of vintage goods at its Williamsburg men’s store — all the items were handpicked by the label’s Head of Design, Joyce Lee.
What else is going on in the fashion world, you may ask? Well, keep reading to find out. TZR will also update this post with more can’t-miss info throughout the month.
Chanel Opens Its New Flagship Boutique In Beverly Hills
On May 5, Chanel opened the doors to its new four-story Beverly Hills flagship boutique, which was designed by architect Peter Marino. The store is the largest Chanel location in the United States, and offers up all of its product categories, including ready-to-wear, watches and fine jewelry, and fragrance and beauty. But that’s not all: To commemorate its latest boutique, Chanel released exclusive sunglasses, two special Le Vernis Nail Color sets, and two capsule collections.
Bernadette Is Partnering With Matchesfashion
To celebrate its five-year anniversary, Antwerp-based label Bernadette joined forces with Matchesfashion to present its Pre-Fall 2023 collection with exclusive styles for the luxury retailer. The mother-daughter design team shot the imagery for the capsule, which was inspired by the gardens at the family’s Antwerp home, in New York.
Wolford Collaborates With N°21
Earlier this month, Wolford dropped an exclusive capsule collection with N°21 and its designer, Alessandro Dell’Acqua. Crafted from vegan leather and 100% biodegradable fabric, the selection of bodysuits, skirts, and leggings marries Wolford’s timeless style with N°21’s modern aesthetic.
Chloé Launches A Summer Collection With ERES
Are you on the hunt for new bikinis and one-pieces? If yes, the search ends here: Chloé teamed up with swimwear brand ERES on a must-have exclusive collection, which is available now. “Creative Director Gabriela Hearst aspired to create swimwear with the highest savoir-faire and instinctively chose to team up with ERES and its Creative Director Marie-Paule Minchelli to craft the swimsuits and bikinis,” the press release said. In addition to swimwear, the assortment includes breezy dresses, a basket bag, sunglasses and a bucket hat. You’ll have all that you need for your next tropical beach vacation.
Saint Laurent Launches Its First Fine Jewelry Collection
On May 2, Saint Laurent introduced its first-ever fine jewelry collection, which features bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, and cuffs. The French fashion house’s Creative Director, Anthony Vaccarello, designed the inaugural assortment using gold, diamonds, and other sumptuous materials.
Calvin Klein Introduces Collection With Jennie
Calvin Klein collaborated with Blackpink’s Jennie on a limited-edition lineup. “This collection reflects my everyday style and is based on many of the Calvin Klein essentials that have become staples in my wardrobe,” she said in a press release. “I wanted to bring a personal touch to these pieces, which you’ll see reflected in the fit, the color palette and the details.” The capsule, which includes underwear sets, denim, tees, and knits, will be available to shop on in-store and online starting May 10.
Mimi So Partners With Chloe Flower & Daniel Martin
To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, fine jewelry brand Mimi So, pianist and fashion influencer Chloe Flower, and celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin came together to create limited-edition rings. “The exclusive design is a variation of Mimi So’s signature paintbrush ring from the Parsons Collection, featuring a unique red enamel finish to symbolize strength and elegance — shared qualities of the three artists and friends,” the press release said. The sleek rings, which are priced from $480 to $7,380, are available to shop now. Moreover, the brand will donate partial proceeds to Apex For Youth.
Staud Releases Its First Swimwear Collection
Just two months after releasing its inaugural bridal collection, cult-favorite label Staud is now making its first foray into another category: swimwear. The 40-piece collection, dubbed Staud Sea, features bikinis, one-pieces, cover-ups, and dresses splashed with the label’s signature bold colors and splashy prints. The lineup is available to shop online, in stores, and at Shopbop.
Madewell Opens A Vintage Pop-Up In NYC
From now until May 21, you can shop a vetted selection of vintage gems at Madewell’s Williamsburg men’s store. Another perk? Each secondhand purchase comes with seedling plants and an exclusive market tote.
Cartier Announces Elle Fanning As Its Ambassador
The morning of the Met Gala, Cartier announced that Fanning is the jewelry brand’s latest global ambassador and the new face of the Grain de Café collection. “To mark the beginning of her partnership with the maison, Ms. Fanning will wear the Grain de Café collection this evening to New York’s exclusive Met Gala,” the press release said. And, the actor looked stunning that night.
Celine Customizes A Moke Car
For the La Collection de Saint-Tropez campaign, Celine partnered with motor specialists in the South of France to revamp a vintage Mini Moke car. As a result, the customized automobile features the fashion house’s hallmark Triomphe logo on the steering wheel and hood.
Sandro Taps Louis Barthelemy For A Capsule Collection
Sandro tapped French artist and designer Louis Barthelemy for a capsule collection, which is available to shop now. Barthélemy and Sandro’s founder and Artistic Director Evelyne Chetrite both have roots in Morocco; the artist splits his time between Paris, Egypt, and Morocco, while Chetrite is from there. “This shared desire to celebrate Morocco and its know-how was at the heart of the creative partnership between Sandro and Louis Barthélemy,” the press release said. The assortment includes clothing, scarves, and bags splashed with Barthelemy’s colorful illustrations.
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