Gucci Gets a Restaurant, Harper’s
Opens Its Archives, and Valentino
Reimagines the White Shirt
A big part of our jobs in the goop fashion department is getting distracted. It’s actually encouraged. That’s because sifting through the latest and greatest in art, culture, travel, and—of course—fashion is how we keep inspiration levels high. We created this column to share these insights with everyone. Expect to read about up-and-coming collaborations, exhibitions that hit a spectrum of cultural touchpoints, notable store openings, and anything else we hope gets you as excited as it gets us.
This edition celebrates collaboration in its many forms: between a Michelin-starred chef and a favorite fashion house, between a 152-year-old magazine and a Paris museum, and between a famed clothier and his photographer friend. More on that—and a few other happenings on our
The only thing that’s more filled with life and flavor than chef Massimo Bottura is his cooking. The kind of inventive cuisine that earned him three shiny Michelin stars at his first restaurant in Modena, Italy, and has now carried over to his latest unveiling: Gucci Osteria. Perched like a palace atop the roof of the Gucci flagship store in Beverly Hills, the Osteria is, as you would imagine, gorgeously appointed, with velvety furniture and ornate wallpaper—a fitting matchup for Bottura and his childhood friend Marco Bizzarri (Gucci’s CEO). Think of the Osteria as an idyllic rest stop where Rodeo Drive dwellers can refuel with Sangiovese and tortellini on the terrace. The pasta fagioli and chocolaty delights inspired by the glitz of Hollywood will keep us coming back again. And again.
REEBOK x VICTORIA BECKHAM
Here to save your spring workout: an activewear collab from two design greats. This season’s drop balances Reebok’s classic streetwear style with Beckham’s chic, minimalist aesthetic (even the reinvented logo is a sublime blend between the brands’ distinct vibes). Our favorite pieces take inspiration from ’90s gear—microribbed shorts, low-rise sweats, a zip-up poncho—but streamline the look and keep the colors neutral.
VALENTINO LE BLANC
A few clicks through the goop style archives and it’s obvious: We appreciate the classics. The absence of color in Valentino’s Le Blanc collection—a twelve-piece love letter to the white shirt—lets creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli focus on creating volume and expression via folds, feathers, opacity, and in a few cases, a braided rope belt. The collection is constructed primarily from cotton, and for those who love a crisp white poplin piece as much as we do, Valentino’s Le Blanc pop-ups will touch down in Los Angeles and Dallas this spring. The boutiques will create made-to-order customizations of two different shirts from the collection—if you can’t get there in person, pieces from the collection are available here.
PETER LINDBERGH AT ARMANI/SILOS
Curated by Giorgio Armani and the Peter Lindbergh Foundation, Heimat: A Sense of Belonging celebrates the work of one of Armani’s close and frequent collaborators. Composed of published and unpublished photographs, the show goes beyond fashion photography to include the breadth of industrial landscapes that deviate from Lindbergh’s inimitable portraits but communicate a similar depth of emotion. The exhibition’s narrative is told in three parts—The Naked Truth, Heimat, and The Modern Heroine—and it is on view at the Armani/Silos gallery in Milan through August.
BY ANY OTHER NAME
Never-not-evolving designer (and goop collaborator) Rosie Assoulin cocreated her new line, By Any Other Name, with her husband, Max (he’s also the new brand’s CEO). The launch collection has everything you want to take to your chic friend’s house in the French countryside—off-the-shoulder minidresses and jumpsuits, striped cotton wrap dresses and tops, a retro-leaning pullover sweater. It also includes the pieces you’ll need for the job that finances said trip: sculptural blouses, a checked blazer dress, flared trousers. Just a visit to By Any Other Name’s site, with its cinematic mix of video and stills in muted tones, will give you wanderlust.
AWAY CHALET COLLECTION
Away, but make it après. Like the techy rollers you know and love, Away’s new collection of cool, powder-ready carry-ons and bags is enough to inspire a weekend trip. Not just any trip, though. We’re talking about a little trip to the mountains. Reissued in bright, bold colors stamped with sleek racer stripes, the Chalet collection is retro in the best way. The same streamlined design and interior mesh compartments for stashing snow boots and sweaters, now with the option of throwing in a slope-side addition, like a fanny pack to keep your emergency hand warmers at arm’s reach.
THE FASHION TEAM’S SPRING HITS
From on our radar to in our cart, these are the pieces we’re obsessed with: a striped sweater fit for the high seas (or the office, or the beach, or anywhere else, really); a belted, A-line take on the khaki trend; and a JW Anderson bag with shiny hardware that hooked us instantly.
HARPER’S BAZAAR: FIRST IN FASHION AT THE MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS
The first fashion magazine in the United States opened its archives to share 152 years of sartorial, literary, and cultural history—just in time to celebrate the reopening of the fashion galleries at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The multimedia show serves as a visually stunning reminder of Bazaar’s vast coverage, and the work on display covers as much ground as the publication itself. There’s the obvious: fashion photography, art, and design by artists from Dalí to Warhol and photographers from Avedon to Lindbergh. But there’s also the literary element. Dickens, Woolf, Capote, and de Beauvior are among the countless contributors to the magazine, and to read the headlines on the century-spanning covers is to realize how many cultural icons, editorial and artistic, have contributed to and been reported on by the magazine over the years. The show is open through July—so go ahead and book that spring trip to Paris. You’re doing it for the history.