Clearly anything from Old Navy shouldn't be compared to a classic Chanel piece. That said, the retail chain is debuting a tweed cardigan jacket that will sell for $40 and is only available for six weeks. But Old Navy is insisting that the tweet jacket is not inspired by the classic tweed jacket that has become synonymous with luxury fashion house Chanel. Michael Ingram Jones, Old Navy's global senior vice president of design said in an interview with WWD, " I don't think there was any intention for it to look like anything. We have seen a lot of great-looking women wearing tweed cardigan jackets." He makes a good point; there certainly are lots of tweed jackets available and not all of them are Chanel. But isn't it safe to say that all of them were inspired by the iconic Chanel jacket?
Pucci, the Italian fashion house known for its beautifully colorful patterns, is finally becoming a book! Next month, publisher TASCHEN will release the 416-page tome, titled Pucci, which gives fashion lovers a closer look at the eye-catching prints that have become synonymous with the label. The book has a fabric-bound cover featuring one of four of Pucci's rainbow-colored prints, with the name Emilio written across each one, a nod to Emilio Pucci, the Florentine fashion designer who founded the label. Besides hundreds of no-doubt glorious photos, sketches, scarf prints, and candid pics of the Pucci family (the company is still family-run), the book also documents how the Pucci label became an empire. And if that's not enough, there are full-page spreads of pop-culture icons like Marilyn Monroe and Barbie draped in the famous Pucci prints.