THE BITE: An amuse-bouche of fashion news

At home with the world’s most famous woman. Story by Anne Pringle.

M, D&G
Now that Madonna’s MDG eyewear ads are out, she can move on to her next project: starring in Dolce & Gabbana’s other ad campaign for this season, which is inspired by the classic Italian movie Mamma Roma. The aim is to show the human side to fashion, and how it ties in to everyday life. Thus, Madonna posed grocery shopping at the market, at a family Sunday brunch, and waiting while her grandmother alters the hem of her skirt. If only real women always wore Dolce while doing housework… (WWD)

Hats off
John Galliano, the creative director of Dior, has collaborated with Italy’s Isa SpA on a collection of hats and scarves. The line will apparently take its inspiration from runway looks,  perhaps like the noteworthy one he wore at the Dior couture show on Monday. The women’s hat collection will be unveiled in October. (WWD)

Rendez-Vous
Roger Vivier is working on a new limited edition line called Rendez-Vous, with the aim of bridging the gap between the couture collection and the house’s main line. The line consists of revamped versions of standard pieces with little extra embellishments, and focuses on using natural materials like leather, teak and straw. Look for the new merch in stores next January. (WWD)

French extension
Tommy Hilfiger has been making lots of big moves lately, and it seems to be paying off.  The brand opened a multi-storey flagship in New York last year, and the company was sold to clothing conglomerate Phillips-Van Heusen mid-May. The latest? A 9,000 square-foot-boutique that opens in Paris this fall—better yet—on the Champs Elysées. (Style File)

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