Gucci has chosen Blake Lively to be the new face of the company’s couture line, Gucci Premiere. And in an attempt to establish our current times as just as chic as any before, creative director Frida Giannini called upon the talents of Danish director — and Ryan Gosling’s go-to in Hollywood — Nicolas Winding Refn to direct a short film accompanying the launch of the campaign with the SAVAGES star in the lead.
The Hotel Ritz in Paris is closing for renovations at the end of the month. In case you’re wondering which piece of property we’re referring to — the name is used liberally these days — we defer to history. It’s the hotel located in Place Vendôme. The one Coco Chanel called “ma maison” for nearly 40 years. Her atelier was on Rue Cambon, the street behind the famous square. And the Rococo-style manor — one of the major icons for such a period of design — so ingratiated itself to her residency that a rear lift was designed for a seamless commute between work and play.