Elsa Majimbo chases the Coach bag, and more news you missed
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Elsa Majimbo makes no secret of the fact that she loves money. She adores being rich. Famous. Beautiful. Checking her bank account. Taking Ubers. Owning things. So it’s great to see her secure the bag, quite literally, in Coach’s new campaign. Shot by Tyler Mitchell, the comedian stars alongside Jennifer Lopez, Noah Beck, and Megan Thee Stallion, careening around the piers of New York in a magenta jeep. Backdropped by a rally of BMXers, Coach’s SS22 collection comes to the fore in monogrammed denim, logo tees, cropped hoodies, and Y2K handbags. The whole thing is “joyful and optimistic,” said creative director Stuart Vevers. “It expresses what I’ve always loved about Coach, which is the way our heritage can be a platform for individual expression and bold ideas that shape the future.”
Otherwise, it’s been another sombre week for fashion fans as we said goodbye to Manfred Thierry Mugler, which came just a week after the loss of André Leon Talley and too soon after Virgil Abloh’s passing. It soon became clear, though, that while we may have bid adieu to some of the industry’s most foundational talents, their creativity lives on – in Glenn Martens and Daniel Roseberry, specifically, whose resplendent couture collections closed another edition of Paris Fashion Week. Elsewhere, Donatella Versace starred in her own campaign, while Kristen McNenamy opened for Valentino couture, both of which bucked the headache of Pretty Little Thing heading to London Fashion Week and the various fashion photographer scams which are doing the rounds. Thankfully, there was some light relief to be had in Sunnei’s line of glass-blown sex toys, the Olsen twins’ use of American tan tights, and Kanye West and Julia Fox’s international press tour.
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