The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: André Leon Talley Interviews the Adorable Quvenzhané Wallis, Alber Elbaz and Lancôme Team Up For A Makeup Range, and PPR Buys Stake in Christopher Kane

• See Andre Léon Talley chat with 9-year-old Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (of Beasts of the Southern Wild) about what she’s wearing to the Oscars (not a floor-length gown), partying (!), and of course, fashion. (The Cut)

• Did you need another fabulous designer cosmetics collaboration to hold you over ’til the fall, when Marc Jacobs x Sephora drops? Well, prepare to get down on bended knee and thank the fashion gods: Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz has teamed up with Lancôme for a limited edition makeup range, set to launch June 15th! Check out the adorable teaser clip above! (WWD)

• Check out Santigold’s new music video for ‘Girls,’ the aptly titled tune off the soundtrack for the hit HBO show. (Global Grind)

• PPR, parent company of Stella McCartney and Gucci, has bought a 51% stake in Christopher Kane‘s eponymous label. The company plans to expand Kane’s brand by adding a second ready-to-wear line, and opening the label’s first standalone store. Of the partnership, PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault said, “Christopher Kane is already established as a luxury label and has a tremendous intrinsic growth potential. We thus have great ambitions for the brand and will enable it to benefit from our expertise and know-how, while providing the space for it to further develop its own creative identity.” (WWD)

• In the mood for a splurgeworthy gift for Valentine’s Day? Louis Vuitton has launched a new 15-piece fine jewelry ‘Lockit’ collection, featuring necklaces, rings, and bracelets in 18-karat white, rose, and yellow gold, some with pavé diamonds. We expect to see Rihanna in the chunky choker necklace, which comes with a fully functional lock and key. What do you think? (WWD)


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