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PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 March, 2012, 12:00am
 

A GLASS ACT

With fingers in every possible design pie, it was only a matter of time before Karl Lagerfeld (right) tried his hand at glassware. His latest collection comes in collaboration with luxury Swedish brand Orrefors, with a selection of glasses, bowls and vases created in the designer's decidedly diverse style. In clear, black or milky white crystal, each engraved with the 'KL' monogram, the 16-piece collection is hand blown and sticks to Lagerfeld's ethos of strict lines. Each piece retails for between HK$1,599 and HK$2,399, and is available exclusively in Hong Kong at Lane Crawford. lanecrawford.com.

LEADING LADIES

Gossip rags and fashion mags might wax philosophically about how our modern silver-screen actresses influence the world of sartorial style, but the phenomena is far from new. A new exhibition at the Bard Graduate Centre in New York aims to enlighten the public on the ways in which leading ladies have been lighting up the fashion world for over 100 years. 'Staging Fashion: 1880-1920' will spotlight three major actresses during the period - Jane Hading, Lily Elsie and Billie Burke - and focus on the ways in which they set trends and influenced fashion during the era. Through April 8. bard.edu

IF THE SHOE FITS

The Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris is one of the most famous shows in the world, its avant-garde stage hosting everyone from the tasteful (Dita Von Teese) to the questionable (Pamela Anderson). But in a first for the club, it has brought on a guest creator to host: Christian Louboutin. The famed shoe designer will put on Fire, his own unique spin on the show, which will play in Paris between March 4-May 31, before moving to the newly renovated Crazy Horse in Las Vegas. As well as designing a fresh collection of his trademark red shoes to accompany the show, Louboutin has created four special tableaux that are inspired by everything from hip-hop to fine art. Assisting him will be a variety of celebrity names, including filmmaker David Lynch, musician Swizz Beatz, video designer Gilles Papain and artist Youssef Nabil. lecrazyhorseparis.com

WHAT A FINE COLLECTION

For the past 12 years, the Dior Fine Jewellery collection has been renowned for its glittering creations, with designer Victoire de Castellan crafting pieces that are both beautiful and timeless. To celebrate the line's craftsmanship, the luxury label has collaborated with famed publisher Rizzoli to release Dior Joaillerie, a book offering a look inside de Castellane's creative approach. The 300-page tome gives insight into her various inspirations through detailed explanations from jewellery historian Mich?le Heuz? while its vivid photography reveals a spectrum of beautiful creations and bold designs, from vibrant brooches, to Harem-inspired headdresses and Gothic skull crowns. dior.com.

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