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Must Read: Anne Hathaway Stars in Versace's Latest Campaign, Mejuri X Luar Is Here

Plus, Chloé is getting its first major museum show.

Anne Hathaway for Valentino. Photo: Mert and Marcus/Courtesy of Versace

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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Anne Hathaway stars in Versace’s latest “Icons” campaign
Mert and Marcus photographed Anne Hathaway and singer Chris Lee for Versace’s latest campaign for its “Icons” collection. The collection centers the boned corset as the foundation of Versace’s hourglass, hyper-feminine silhouette. Other pieces include a pant suit, a jersey dress with a Medusa medallion, a leather blazer and a mini “Greca Goddess” bag. “To me, the Versace Icons collection is timeless elegance with an edge. I’m so proud of these images which seem to represent Donatella’s vision of empowerment,” Hathaway said in a statement. “What has left the biggest impression on me from this amazing experience is Donatella’s heart, generosity, and kindness.” {Fashionista inbox}

Photos: Marc Asekhame/Courtesy of Mejuri

Mejuri X Luar is here
Mejuri and Luar teamed up on a collection including hoops ($275), a hoop charm ($98) and a version of Luar’s signature Ana handbag ($275). The pieces debuted in Luar’s Spring 2023 show during New York fashion week, and they’re available to shop Monday. This marks the CFDA award-winning brand’s first run with jewelry. “My love for Mejuri comes from how similar to Luar, the brand is focused on delivering classic icons that each
individual can make their own,” Luar Creative Director Raul Lopez said in a statement. “Whether on a Gen-Z girl, a girl from Queens or my grandma, the product comes to life in its own expression and that’s the power of our brands, enabling people to interpret our creations and make them their own. It’s about accessibility!” Five dollars from every product sold will be donated to Stonewall Community Foundation. {Fashionista inbox}

Chloé gets its first major museum show
“Mood of the Moment: Gaby Aghion and the House of Chloé” is coming to New York City’s Jewish Museum this fall. This will be the first time Chloé or its founder will be featured in their own major museum exhibition. “As soon as I heard the Gaby Aghion story, I wanted us to celebrate it. Both her brand, which is synonymous with effortless luxury, but also the relatively unknown Jewish woman who founded it and who has largely gone under the radar,” museum director Claudia Gould told the New York Times. Opening Oct. 13, the show will explore the brand’s 70-year history through sketches, documents and nearly 150 garments from the archive. {The New York Times

What does a creative director do anyways?
Whether its Demna’s issues at Balenciaga, Pharrell Williams taking the lead at Louis Vuitton or Maria Grazia Chiuri talking feminism at Dior, there’s a tendency among fashion creative directors to make headlines — all the while commanding exceptionally high salaries. Ana Andjelic unpacks the “the complex evolution of a job that was once firmly about design” in Ssense, delving into both the essence and power of a creative director today. Andjelic also explores which types will succeed and influence today’s fashion landscape. “Today’s creative directors are in charge of coming up with ideas that will sell things,” Done to Death Projects founder Chris Black tells the writer. “There is a business-minded portion of the role that wasn’t there before.” {Ssense}

Photo: Charlotte Wales/Courtesy of Coach

Coach is touring North American colleges with the Tabby bag
Inspired by its ever-popular bag, Coach is launching the Tabby Tour. The brand partnered with eight colleges across the U.S. to host interactive events on campus that celebrate self-expression. There will be digital quizzes, limited-edition bracelets courtesy of the Little Words Project and complimentary ice cream (but no complimentary bags for those wondering). The tour kicks off Monday, April 3 at University of South Florida, followed by University of Central Florida (4/5), the University of Miami (4/10), Georgia Tech (4/12), Morehouse (4/13), UT Austin (4/17), University of North Texas (4/19) and Texas A&M (4/21). {Fashionista inbox}

The CFDA inducts 10 new members
The Council of Fashion Designers of America added 10 new members to its roster, bringing the total to 458 designer members across womenswear, menswear, jewelry, eyewear and accessories. The newest members include some of New York’s buzziest designers like Brandon Blackwood, Colm Dillane of KidSuper, Raul Lopez of Luar, Daniel Roseberry of Schiaparelli and Elena Velez. “It’s so important for the world to see talent at the highest levels coming from America,” CFDA chairman Thom Browne told WWD. “Our newest members represent everything America has to offer… diversity… creativity… and true individual talent.” The rest of the new members can be discovered online. {WWD/paywalled}

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