As the week winds down, here’s your dose of luxury news that made top headlines.
Haute Couture Week
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For the past week, the fashion capital of Paris hasn’t been sleeping courtesy Men’s Paris Fashion Week, and now Haute Couture Week guarantees oodles of luxury. From Chanel staging their show at a horse riding centre, to Pharrell opening the show, the event has been grabbing eyeballs. Sharp tailoring and shiny fringes were the hallmark at Alexandre Vauthier’s show while at Armani ruffles and sleek evening pieces stood out. Daniel Roseberry’s designs at Schiaparelli brought to life avant-garde silhouettes, and dramatic detailing and Iris Van Herpen stuck to their classic 3D silhouettes that are romantic and dainty. Dior’s showcase was a delight to the eyes and Giambattista Valli’s tulle and mermaid gowns had our hearts.
Pagani unveils its limited-edition Huayra Codalunga
Italian marque Pagani unveiled a longtail variant of its popular Huayra model, the new Huayra Codalunga. Futuristic in design, this work of art embodies luxury. Pagani’s Huayra is among the most popular futuristic models and was introduced back in 2011, making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The car was introduced as a replacement for the iconic Zonda model and has since become a star in the automobile industry.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
Piguet pays tribute to the music industry with a new Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Music Edition. The five new Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Music Edition references in 37 and 43 mm are interpreted in different materials: two models in titanium, two in gem-set 18-carat white gold and one in black ceramic. They all feature a Tapisserie dial and the studs recall the jack pattern, the fader-inspired crown guards and the strap pin buckle. Each reference is limited to 500 pieces each.
Rihanna becomes the youngest self-made female American billionaire
A recent report by Forbes announced that Rihanna is now the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the US. The star is now worth a whopping 1.4 billion at the age of 34, owing to her range of brands like Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, Savage x Fenty and her illustrious career as a singer. The singer also owns half of Fenty Beauty, which generated $440 million in revenue in 2020.
A new concept – Sky Cruise
All we can say is that a cruise in the sky might be the next big thing in luxury. While the idea only exists conceptually right now, the Sky Cruise was originally designed by Tony Holmsten and is now redesigned by Hashem Al-Ghaili, and is defined as one that never lands. It is a concept of a nuclear-powered sky hotel that is designed to accommodate 5,000 people in its hotel, the imagined castle in the sky features restaurants, bars, a shopping mall, gyms, medical centers, swimming pools, and more. With 20 electric engines fueled by small nuclear reactors power the aircraft and allow the plane to fly for several years without touching the ground.
Disney is serving for $5,000 cocktails on their new cruise liner
Disney recently disclosed a cocktail worth $ 5,000 – The Kaiburr Crystal at The Star Wars Hyperspace Lounge on the new Disney Wish luxury cruise liner. Making it the most expensive drink in the world. The price is attributed to the use of exquisite ingredients like Camus cognac, Grand Marnier Quintessence, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year bourbon (a single bottle of the stuff is close to $6,000) and Taylor’s Fladgate Kingsman Edition Very Old Tawny Port (just over $3,000 per bottle).
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