It’s been a big week for fashion, what with another Met Gala having come and gone. This year’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, drew both the highs and lows of red-carpet dressing. While some like Lady Gaga, Billy Porter, and Ezra Miller really embodied the spirit of camp, those that fell short felt like they were adhering to the themes of Met Gala’s past.

Check out our roundup of the best looks here, or keep reading to catch up with some of fashion’s other news from the past week.

Chanel Cruise 2020 was Virginie Viard’s first solo collection for the French luxury house

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A new look for Chanel under artistic director Virginie Viard. (Photo: Lucile Perron)

Chanel has once again transformed the floors of the Grand Palais into an imaginative set for its 2019/20 Cruise collection, and this time it was an ultra-chic Parisian train station designed in the Beaux-Arts style.

But the significance of this collection was that it was artistic director Virginie Viard’s first solo collection for the Chanel. There was a cool air of familiarity to the clothes, but most importantly there was a breath of fresh air injected into the DNA of Chanel. If you’re someone who is often on the go, jetting from one destination to another, the timeless silhouettes of the looks in this collection will go well in your closet.

Louis Vuitton takes off in the TWA Flight Center in New York City

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Nicolas Ghesquiere does structured tailoring for Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2020 collection.

In the spirit of flight, Nicolas Ghesquiere and his team at Louis Vuitton have taken over the TWA Flight Center at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York City for the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 collection.

In classic Ghesquiere fashion, this collection played on a blend of structured tailoring (think suit jackets and boxy shoulders) and glamorous selection of patterns that will make a Studio 54 patron blush.

But what stuck out the most was the prototype bags. These new-gen accessories saw the iconic Louis Vuitton bags fitted with AMOLED touchscreens that are fully functional with Bluetooth and Wifi. Maybe it’s time for another splurge?

A prototype of the new Louis Vuitton bag. (Photo: Louis Vuitton)
The classic Speedy gets a 21st century upgrade with AMOLED screens. (Photo: Louis Vuitton)

Prada goes back to the classics for its Resort 2020 collection

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The finale of the Prada Resort 2020 show. (Photo: Prada)

Miuccia Prada’s strength is in creating classic, functional looks for her Prada-loving clientele, and for her Resort 2020 collection it’s no different. This time around, aside from the clothes, one standout accessory is the return of the Bowling Bag, making a statement on the runway on the arms of Kaia Gerber (pictured) and other supermodels in time for its 20th anniversary.

Ariana Grande is the new face of Givenchy

 

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In a series of teasers posted to Instagram, it seems like Givenchy has tapped the popstar-of-the-moment Ariana Grande to be the face of the house.

While they have not officially announced a statement, the three posts on the brand’s Instagram feature Grade’s signature ponytail and silhouette. The singer and Coachella headliner has also posted the same few posts to her Instagram Stories, solidifying the link between the two.

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