FIGHT IN STYLE: Ryan Garcia is upping his style game as he prepares for his next fight.
The boxer teamed up with Dior to create his boxing tunic and briefs as he prepares to take on a tough opponent in Javier Fortuna on Saturday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
The look, custom designed by men’s artistic director Kim Jones, is created from white duchess silk satin distinguished by Dior’s classic oblique pattern and adorned with blue leather trim embossed with an embossed python motif.
In addition, more than 3,000 Swarovski crystal, clear sapphire, cobalt, and Montana rhinestones were hand-embroidered one by one, with the intention of creating a hypnotic interplay of reflections. To finish off the look, the sides of the shorts are lined with navy blue silk fringes.
“The finishing touch to the silhouette is a bespoke handmade copper crown, devised by Dior milliner Stephen Jones, plated in real silver to produce an elegant patina,” Dior said in a statement. “Gemstones reminiscent of vintage clothing and 1960s jewelry enhance this exceptional piece, further adorned with a lion’s head, the emblem of the boxer.”
The French luxury fashion house’s logo and the words “King Ryan,” as Garcia is known on social media, are emblazoned on the same material.
This is the first time that Dior has dressed a boxer specifically for his fight.
“I have been a fan of Dior men and the vision of Kim Jones for many years,” Garcia said. “I am honored to be the first professional boxer to be dressed by Dior men in the ring, and I look forward to an exciting unification of sport and style in my fight.”
Garcia has recently worked closely with Dior and Jones, attending the fashion house’s 2023 menswear show in Venice, California in May.
Saturday’s fight marks one of Garcia’s riskiest fights since he took a year off from boxing to focus on his mental health. He revealed his official comeback in February and faced his first opponent since his comeback in Emmanuel Tagoe in April, defeating him in two rounds. — CONCHITA WIDJOJO
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Victoria Beckham has combined her beauty, fashion, and personal content into one account to officially launch the @victoriabeckham account on TikTok.
The multi-dimensional designer already has a strong social media base with 30.2 million followers on Instagram, 4.3 million followers on Facebook and 14,100 followers on Twitter.
Beckham floated the idea of launching a TikTok account on Wednesday via Instagram, and one of his sons, Romeo, chimed in with his approval. Fans responded strongly to the video of him, with 33,551 likes as of Thursday noon.
Like most of her family, the mother of four and wife of David Beckham largely lives her life on social media. She recently posted about his 23rd wedding anniversary: ”They say it’s not funny, they say I never smile, they say it wouldn’t last.” Ella Harper’s daughter’s 11th birthday was another cause for celebration. Photos of Beckham’s parents with messages of adoration are posted periodically, as are references to other types of family time. He recently mentioned riding the Venice Simplon-Orient Express rails with his family.
Amidst all the revelry, Beckham is, of course, a businesswoman with a multitude of ventures. By combining Victoria Beckham’s fashion, Victoria Beckham’s beauty, and her personal content into one TikTok account, she can amplify her brand with a cohesive narrative.
To encourage TikTok fans to get involved, they can use #StitchPosh to reveal just how stylish they really are. Just as Kim Kardashian recently gave The New York Times a mid-interview tutorial on her beauty routine using her beauty products, Beckham is breaking down her facade using Victoria Beckham’s beauty products. Knowing that many consumers can’t get enough behind-the-scenes footage, there’s also a glimpse of her Vogue Australia shoot of hers. Much like the exclusive resort collection Beckham showed off late last month, her TikTok account appears to be more of “a vibe, an attitude.” —Rosemary Feitelberg
FERRAGAMO IN CINEMA: Luca Guadagnino’s documentary on Salvatore Ferragamo is preparing for its premiere in autumn 2022.
Sony Pictures Classics unveiled the official trailer and poster for the movie “Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams” on Tuesday. The poster features the fashion icon’s Calypso stiletto, introduced in 1956, while the trailer references the designer’s journey and many of the figures (Martin Scorsese, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin) featured in the documentary.
The film traces Ferragamo’s artistic journey, from his childhood in Bonito, his early days as an apprentice shoemaker in Naples, the experience of owning the Hollywood Boot Shop in California, and his return to Italy to found his namesake company in Florence. “Salvatore” includes archival footage and exclusive stories from members of the Ferragamo family, and first-person narration by Michael Stuhlbarg.
“He had worked for a major establishment and had mastered the art of shoemaking,” says Stuhlbarg, speaking as Ferragamo, in the trailer. “I felt that he was ready to open a store of his own. I was 12 years old. If I went to America, I could learn their tricks. I started dreaming.”
Sony acquired “Salvatore” shortly before its out-of-competition world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2020. Following the premiere, Guadagnino went on to direct Ferragamo’s spring 2021 ad campaign. —KRISTEN TAUER
SUMMER FEVER: Intermix opened a pop-up in the Hamptons at Ruschmeyers in Montauk from Thursday through July 24.
The pop-up will include an edition of exclusive summer essentials from brands including Isabel Marant, CaraCara, Staud, Agua by Agua Bendita, Re/Done, Bond Eye, Baha Maria and others.
Throughout the two weeks, visitors can play summer games like cornhole and life-size Jenga, and there will be daily activations where anyone who plays can win items from Intermix’s Summer Fridays beauty brand.
To celebrate the opening, Intermix will host a party tonight at Hero Beach Club in Montauk, hosted by Head Trader Divya Mathur and Zanna Roberts Rassi, with guests including Rocky Barnes, Sai De Silva, Danielle Bernstein, Arielle Charnas, Jessica Wang, Cass DiMicco, among others. Cocktails from Casa Del Sol will be served.
Intermix’s two permanent Hamptons boutiques will also feature exclusive collections throughout July and August, offering an expanded in-store variety. At Intermix Southampton, the visiting schedule is: Larroude (July 14-24), Simon Miller (July 30-Aug 7) and Jonathan Simkhai (Aug 12-28). In East Hampton, hours are L’Agence (now through July 10) and Isabel Marant (July 21-Aug 4).
“We are very excited to bring our unique point of view on fashion to more places in the Hamptons this summer,” said Mathur. “Throughout the year, especially during the summer, we see high demand for the latest trends and exclusive styles at our Southampton and East Hampton boutiques, and we wanted to bring that same offering to a new market in Montauk. We will also use our boutique footprint to offer some of our closest brand partners the opportunity to reach the Hamptons clientele. We are leaning towards what intermix does best: providing our customers with a selection of the best styles through a mix of established and emerging designers, the things we know they will love.” — LISA LOCKWOOD
NEW DECADES: Decades will open a month-long pop-up at Sage & Madison in Sag Harbor, New York, on Friday.
Featuring a mix of vintage fashion, beloved and sustainable designers emerging from around the world, each week a different international designer will be installed, starting with Etro.
In the coming weeks, the featured designers will be Loretta Caponi (July 21-24), St. John (July 28-Aug 1) and Rosior (Aug 4-9).
Vintage looks from designers like Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Hermès and Valentino will be worn, along with one-of-a-kind pieces by Ellen Macomber of New Orleans; Los Angeles Kimono Cliquot; Fashion amassed from Austin, Texas; Canty Boots from Montana and Anna Porcu from Italy. Additionally, the store will feature Triarchy denim, Amber Sakai t-shirts, Vada eyewear and Nardi jewelry.
Sage & Madison, a boutique hotel, is located at 31 Madison Street in Sag Harbor. It has a 500 square foot barn built in 1797 where the store is located.
Cameron Silver, founder of vintage retailer Decades, will be present throughout the pop-up. Silver operates the popular Decades boutique on Melrose in Los Angeles, which he opened in 1997.
When asked why he chose Sage & Madison for the pop-up, Silver said, “My customers want a private, personal shopping experience that’s artfully curated with treasures not easily found, which is why Sage & Madison is the property.” perfect historic providing a rarefied and warm atmosphere.”
Last year, Decades held a month-long residency at Isaac Boots’ Torch’d Shoppe in Wainscott, New York, which Silver called “a phenomenal success.”
On August 6, Julianne Moore will participate in the second phase of the fundraiser for the Entertainment Community Fund showcasing dresses donated by Oscar-winning actresses, including Viola Davis and Cate Blanchett. In addition to a VIP luncheon in the garden, the dresses will be on display at Sage & Madison. — LL