Weekend Fashion News Alert: Gigi Partners with Maybelline, Aaliyah Is the Subject for Streetwear Collection, American Ballet Theatre Collaborates with Rag & Bone, and Herve Leger Leroux Transitions

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Supermodel Gigi Hadid has partnered with Maybelline for a cosmetic line. Gigi revealed on Instagram that the ‘GigixMaybelline’ series has been in the works for about a year.

Still, there was no release date on the collaboration. However, Maybelline has revealed on their social media the ‘GH” logo that will be on all the products. Gigi did release a photo on Instagram surrounded by brushes, lipsticks, pencils, and eye shadows from the new collaboration.

Aaliyah reboot

Though R&B singer Aaliyah passed away 16 years ago, she is still a source of inspiration. That puts the deceased pop star in the pop culture pantheon of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and mostly recently Prince.

Earlier in 2017, MAC announced that they would create a makeup collection inspired by Aaliyah to launch in stores in the summer of 2018 and Elle Azhdari of the British brand The Fan is launching an 11-piece collection inspired by Aaliyah.

The Fan came into existence in 2016 as the brainchild of Elle Azhdari and stylist Cristina Aranda-Garzon, and so far has the design duo has released three collections. According fashionnetwork.com, the 11-piece Aaliyah collection is a part of Selfridges’s Music Matters campaign and includes a mix of streetwear pieces such as hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and hoodies, most of which feature Aaliyah’s face.

This unisex collection launched on October 4, and is available at Selfridge’s and The Fan’s online store. The pieces are available in limited quantities with no more than 150 of each item produced, and retail for $66 to $1,054.

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Rag & Bone and ABT

Next week, American Ballet Theater (ABT) will start its fall season at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater. As a part of this fall season, ABT will debut a Benjamin Millepied ballet on the Lincoln Center courtyard and street with costumes designed by Rag & Bone. Twenty-four dancers will be dressed in Rag & Bone costumes. Superstar ballerina Misty Copeland will also star in another ballet during ABT’s fall season in a Rag & Bone costume.

As detailed in fashionnetwork.com, Millepied chose Rag & Bone because he wanted his choreography performed ‘in street clothes,” lending a “natural street quality” to the choreography. For Millepied, Rag & Bone represented a contemporary, realistic approach to street style that was essential to his choreography.

This street ballet, ”Counterpoint for Philip Johnson” will contain dancers from ABT’s Studio Company and students for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, ABT’s professional training school. “Counterpoint for Philip Johnson” will be performed from October 18–29.

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Goodbye Herve

Herve Peugnet passed away on Friday, October 6. Better known as Herve Leger, Leger set himself a part from other designers by his signature ‘bandage dress.”

In May 2017, Leger put his namesake company, Herve L. Leroux on hiatus. “After this wonderful, 17-year-long adventure, I need to reflect, and to infuse my style with fresh zest. I feel I must develop my creativity along new avenues, working with other luxury industry players, and to conceive a new project for my label,” said the designer in a press release.

The self-taught fashion designer started his career as an assistant to Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and Fendi. After working at Lanvin, Leger launched his women’s ready-to-wear label, Herve Leger, in 1985. The label was an immediate success and quickly acquired the Canadian group Seagram as an investor.

The company was sold to BCBG Max Azria in 1998 with Leger being dismissed in 1999. He launched a new label Herve L. Leroux in 2000 with a store on the Rue Jacob.

Herve Peugnet was 60 years old and apparently died from an aneurysm.

—William S. Gooch

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