Luxury news wrap for the week!

Arushi Sakhuja 
We are just a week away from the New Year and 2022 has been a whirlwind when it comes to luxury news. This week’s news wrap includes Michael Jordan’s $60,000 watch to Louis Vuitton’s new Cafe and Chocolaterie in Paris. Scroll on for the entire low-down.
Louis Vuitton opens a café and chocolaterie in Paris
News Wrap Louis Vuitton Cafe Paris
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News Wrap Louis Vuitton Cafe Paris
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News Wrap Louis Vuitton Cafe Paris
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Making it to this week’s news wrap is the latest Louis Vuitton café and chocolaterie. The new installation is nestled in the brand’s Paris store and collaborates with Maxime Frederic — star-winning young Pastry Chef of Cheval Blanc Paris. The eaterie is part of the luxury houses’ exhibition LV DREAM, which features the 160-year history of the brand and all its most iconic moments. At the Louis Vuitton Café and Chocolaterie you can enjoy delectable creations by the Chef, inspired by Louis Vuitton’s codes. 
Michael Jordan’s $60,000 timepiece 
DE Bethune news wrap
Photo Courtesy: De Bethune/ Instagram
DE Bethune news wrap
Photo Courtesy: De Bethune/ Instagram
Yet another news wrap update, NBA legend, and watch collector, Michael Jordan has debuted De Bethune’s latest creation the DB27 Titan Hawk JPS.⁠ With only 25 pieces made, the timepiece comes with a price tag of $60,000 USD.⁠ Channelling the heritage of competitive motorsports, the watch has a  black zirconium case matched with yellow titanium accents — a direct translation of the John Player Special Formula One livery used by the F1 Lotus team.⁠ 
Missoni transforms Reethi Rah in Maldives
Missoni Maldives beach club
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An ultra-luxury resort in the Maldives, One& Only Reethi Rah,  has joined hands with Italian fashion house Missoni to reimagine its beach club. The Beach Club has been reimagined as Missoni Resort Club for 2023, and selected villas in the resort are adorned with the Italian icon’s signature prints and patterns. 
The Beach Club has the Italian label’s distinctive zigzag pattern and turquoise hues accents added to the finer details. You can find the signature elements on parasols, loungers, cabanas, beach towels and the DJ booth. Finally, the takeover runs from this month and throughout 2023. 
Chanel’s immersive fragrance exhibit 
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Photo Courtesy: Chanel
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Photo Courtesy: Chanel
Chanel has unveiled an immersive fragrance exhibit at the Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris until 9, January 2023. Titled Le Grand Numéro de Chanel, it is a tribute to the world of Chanel fragrances with a focus on the French luxury house’s most iconic scent, Chanel No.5. It is a timeless fragrance and was first created in the 1920s.
The exhibition aims to delight your senses and imagination by bringing to life the essence of a holiday window display. This window works as a unique sensory experience. 
Givenchy ties up with Disney to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary

 

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Luxury brand Givenchy has teamed up again with Disney to celebrate the entertainment company’s 100th anniversary with a new capsule collection. The star is the archival character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
The character was first created in 1927 to star alongside Mickey Mouse, and Oswald returned to the studio’s production earlier this year for the first time in almost 95 years. A one-of-a-kind world tour collection, this collectable capsule celebrates Oswald’s return. From hoodies to tees and joggers you can expect to find it all making it to the news wrap.
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