The Six: Haifa Wehbe launches her own clothes line

Haifa Wehbe at an event. (AFP)
Updated 19 February 2019
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The Six: Haifa Wehbe launches her own clothes line

DUBAI: Lebanese icon Haifa Wehbe just launched her first clothing brand, Beau Voyou, which is available online. While the prices are steep, there are some interesting looks, with even more interesting names.

‘Trouble in Color’

An updated take on a classic item, this lambskin leather jacket features rainbow-colored rhinestone embellished sleeves and is priced at $3,500.

‘Out on a Wednesday’

A sleek baby pink leather jacket with delicate circular stitching in the same color. The jacket retails for $995 and references the iconic line from “Mean Girls,” “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.”

‘The Boyfriend’

A $1,560 lambskin leather jacket, in a masculine fit, this piece is patched with a quirky wanted poster of the singing sensation on the back. If walking around with Haifa Wehbe’s face on your jacket floats your boat, this is the piece for you.

‘Dress me in Color’

This $225 sweater-like dress is decked out in colorful scribbled illustrations.

‘Cheval Noir’

This t-shirt is available in black or white for $120 and features short sleeves with colorful drawings and a hand-written message.

‘Woman Can Kill’

A $1,280 belted black lambskin leather jacket, which resembles a kimono, features the eyebrow-raising statement splashed across its wide knit collar.

 


Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection

Michael Jackson was accused of child abuse in a new documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’. Above, the pop star sings with children during a June 1999 charity concert in Seoul, South Korea. (AFP)
Updated 18 March 2019
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Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection

  • The collection was shown in January at the Paris Fashion week and is due to hit stores in June
  • A Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the Jackson-themed items would not be put up for sale

PARIS: French fashion house Louis Vuitton has pulled Michael Jackson-themed items from its 2019 summer menswear collection following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star.
The collection was shown in January at the Paris Fashion week and is due to hit stores in June, but a Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the Jackson-themed items would not be put up for sale.
Louis Vuitton said that at the time of the event, it was not aware of the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, in which two adult men say they were befriended by Jackson and abused by him in the early 1990s.
“I am aware that in light of this documentary, the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights,” Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh said in a statement.
Abloh, an American designer who was hired by Vuitton in March 2018, said his intention for this show had been to refer to Jackson as a pop culture artist.
The documentary has caused a backlash against Jackson’s legacy, as some radio stations stopped playing his music and an episode of “The Simpsons” cartoon show featuring his voice is being pulled from future broadcasts.
Jackson’s family has called the documentary and news coverage of the accusations a “public lynching” and said he was “100 percent innocent.”
“We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling,” Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke said, adding that the firm is fully committed to advocating the cause of child welfare.
Louis Vuitton is the world’s biggest luxury brand, with annual sales of more than 10 billion euros, and is the biggest revenue driver for its parent company, French luxury goods group LVMH.
The menswear unit is a relatively small part of its business and pulling the Jackson-themed items should not have a major impact on the label.