Fashion Designers’ One-liners Featured in Marylou Luther’s Vibrant New Book

Improbable as 70 years as a fashion journalist might seem, Marylou Luther remains ever-questioning and curious. A chronicler of more trends than she could ever count, the Nebraskan has been rooted in New York and traveled internationally for decades. All those years of interviews have given Luther a fine-tuned ear for the quotable, and now many of the bon mots that she elicited from designers fill “Be-Spoke: Revelations from the World’s Most Important Fashion Designers.”

With a career that stretches back to the era when Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga and other esteemed designers ran their namesake houses, the author’s perspective has widened as the fashion industry has burgeoned. Yohji Yamamoto, Demna Gvasalia, Alexander McQueen, Thom Browne, Rei Kawakubo, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Ricardo Tisci, John Galliano, Raf Simons, Alessandro Michele and Derek Lam are among the other featured designers in the colorful Rizzoli-published tome that features vibrant illustrations by Ruben Toledo.

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At times during a recent interview, the 92-year-old instinctively answered a question with a question or flipped a question back, eager to hear another opinion. In highlighting how “Be-Spoke” came to be, Luther also detailed some of her own memorable events in spotting the waves of fashion. The idea for the book surfaced while sifting through her files three years ago and noticed one titled “Designer Comments.” After floating the proposition by her friend of many years Toledo, who was game for the creative endeavor, Luther was off and running.

More than anything, the author wants people to know that designers have something to say, more than just the clothes that they produce. Case in point is André Courrèges, who predicted that trends that impact society for seven years or more always begin after a major calamity or a scientific

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Dior Unveils Inaugural Virtual Capsule For Gran Turismo 7

Combining the thrilling world of racing with the glamour of haute couture, French fashion house Dior collaborates with racing game Gran Turismo 7.

By Corina Tan

Dior x Gran Turismo 7

Artistic Director of Dior Men’s Collection Kim Jones has designed an inaugural virtual capsule collection for the racing game Gran Turismo 7. Combining the thrilling world of racing with the glamour of haute couture, French fashion house Dior creates a range of racing “skins and customised vintage cars exalting the distinctive hallmarks of the house. The designer’s special ground-breaking Dior gear features a yellow and grey racing jumpsuit, matching gloves, reinterpreted Diorizon shoes, and a blue and grey helmet. The items bear Dior Oblique motifs, the CD Diamond initials along with a “Christian Dior Atelier Avenue Montaigne” patch. The race car selected for this virtual collection is a cream-coloured De Tomaso Mangusta, which is an Italian vintage sports car stemming from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

Dior x Gran Turismo 7

The inspiration for the project came from the glamorous lifestyle of the 1960s through the 1980s. The number “47” which is displayed prominently on the back of the jumpsuit and hood, is a tribute to the year 1947, when the house’s founder, Christian Dior, held his first fashion show, sealing the success of the House.

“1947 is a very important number for Dior. It is the year that Christian Dior founded The Maison. So whenever we’re doing any sort of project at Dior, we always look directly back into the archives and find a way of connecting it always to Monsieur Dior himself,” said Dior men’s design director, Lucy Beeden in a video shared on Dior’s YouTube channel.

Exclusive to PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, Gran Turismo 7 is the seventh edition of the long-running racing game franchise in a series created by Japanese Studio Polyphony

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Johnny Depp Begins Comeback, Signs Major Deal With Dior As New Movie ‘Jeanne Du Barry’ Drops First Look At Actor As Louis XV

Following his defamation trial victory against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp has begun his return to the Hollywood limelight in a big way, as recent days have seen the actor both sign a major deal with fashion brand Christian Dior and unveiled as Louis XV for his first film in three years, Jeanne Du Barry.

Source: Waiting for the Barbarians (2020), Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Depp’s return to Dior – for whom he previously served as the face for their 2015 Sauvage cologne ad campaign until his spots were pulled following Heard’s allegations of abuse – was first revealed on August 8th via the brand’s official Instagram.

Sharing a series of photos taken of the actor by photographer Greg Williams during the Paris stop of his and Jeff Beck’s recent string of European concerts, the brand described their new spokesman with the slogan, “Fearless yet human, just like Sauvage.”

According to TMZ, Depp’s new contract will see the actor net seven-figures, though the outlet did not provide details as to the exact amount of money he would earn over the course of the multi-year campaign.

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Two days later, French film production released the first image of Depp as King Louis XV in their upcoming historical romance, Jeanne Du Barry.

Directed by French filmmaker Maïwenn, who will also co-star in the film as the eponymous French courtesan, and based on a screenplay penned by herself and Le Prix Du Succès (Eng. The Price of Success) Teddy Lussi-Modeste, Jeanne Du Barry will recount a dramatized version of the life of King

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