Priyanka Chopra flaunts feathered Lebanese look in Amsterdam

Priyanka Chopra took her international bachelorette festivities to the streets of Amsterdam this week. (AFP)
Updated 07 November 2018
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Priyanka Chopra flaunts feathered Lebanese look in Amsterdam

DUBAI: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is on a wedding world tour and is pulling out all the stops when it comes to her fashion choices.

The bride-to-be, who is set to marry US pop star Nick Jonas, took her international bachelorette festivities to the streets of Amsterdam this week, after a much-reported-on bridal shower in New York.

In Amsterdam, she chose to wear a feathered minidress by Lebanese designer Georges Chakra, straight from his Spring 2018 haute couture collection.

The delicate dress was encrusted with crystals and sequins and featured a feathered cape.

Chopra took to Instagram and posted a series of photos in which she poses in the ethereal dress, which she paired with white Christian Louboutin heels and a white faux fur coat.

“Featherweight champion of the world,” she captioned one of the photos.

“Artist and gorgeous bride-to-be @priyankachopra celebrated her bachelorette weekend in Amsterdam wearing a white, long-sleeved beaded cocktail dress with feather detailing and long-sleeved feather duster from the Georges Chakra couture 2018 collection!” the fashion house captioned a reposted version of one of the photos on its Instagram account.

The 36-year-old partied with her friends and family, including “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner, who is engaged to Chopra’s future brother-in-law, Joe Jonas.

The bridal party took to the streets of Amsterdam wearing red-and-white ensembles, while Chopra stood out in her flamboyant feathered look.

The stint in Amsterdam followed Chopra’s intimate bridal shower held at Tiffany’s Blue Box Café in New York on Sunday.

The star wore a fitted gown by Marchesa with ostrich-feather detailing and nude Christian Louboutin heels.

Guests at the party included Kevin Jonas, TV show host Kelly Ripa and actor Lupita Nyong’o.

Chopra and Jonas have not announced the date of their nuptials, but according to reports the happy couple will say “I do” in India at the end of November.

The couple celebrated their engagement in Chopra’s home country with a bash in Mumbai in August.


Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label

Updated 17 January 2019
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Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label

  • Rihanna is in secret talks with the French giant LVMH, according to Women’s Wear Daily
  • LVMH owns brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Givenchy

PARIS: Pop idol Rihanna is preparing to launch her own luxury brand with the world’s biggest fashion conglomerate, according to reports Thursday.
The Barbados-born superstar, who already has her own highly successful Fenty sportswear label, is in secret talks with the French giant LVMH, according to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD).
The industry bible said the group, which owns such iconic brands as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Givenchy, is assembling a gang of top designers for the project.
LVMH, which is owned by the fashion titan Bernard Arnault, said they could not comment.
With her huge fan base and tens of millions of social media followers, Rihanna is one of the most powerful style influencers on the planet.
A regular on the front row of fashion shows, and particularly at Dior in Paris, the singer has also proved herself to be a canny creator.
As well as her Fenty line she upped sales at Puma when she became its creative director and has also dipped her toe into lingerie.
Her Fenty Beauty operation — which involved a hook-up with LVMH — racked up sales of more than $100 dollars (88 million euros) within weeks of its 2016 launch.
WWD said that her planned luxury brand, which will take in ready-to-wear as well as leather goods and accessories, could be launched alongside her ninth album later this year.
A new large-scale luxury label — especially one led by a black woman — would be a huge development in the fashion world.
The top end of the market has been traditionally hogged by historic French and Italian houses.
Despite its dominance, LVMH has not started a luxury brand from scratch since Christian Lacroix in 1987.
Black American designers have, however, been making dramatic inroads of late, with Virgil Abloh the most talked about designer at Paris men’s fashion week.
The creator, whose parents come from Ghana, now heads LVMH’s treasured Louis Vuitton menswear line as well as his own hugely cool Off-White Label.
Rihanna, 30, who shot to fame with her “Music of the Sun” and “Good Girl Gone Bad” albums, is locked in a legal battle with her father over the use of the Fenty name.
She is suing her father Ronald Fenty over the use of the family name in his company, Fenty Entertainment, according to reports on Wednesday.