Captain Morgan and Chief Party Officer Adam Devine Are Bringing Their Yuletide Joy To Your Holiday Party for the Ultimate Captain’s Night In

The Iconic Spirits Brand and Famed Actor Will Take Over A House Party for one lucky Winner, Bringing Holiday Spirit, Fashionable Ugly Sweaters and a Larger-Than-Life Snow Globe

It isn’t a holiday party until you add CaptainMorgan (Celebrating life, every day, everywhere.)and Adam Devine, so this season, they’re hitting up (er, crashing) one lucky house party for the person with the most holiday cheer. But before they set off on this merry adventure, they must identify someone who conveys the Captain’s sense of fun and they’re turning to Captain Morgan fans for help.

Captain Morgan Rum and Actor/Chief Party Officer Adam Devine Are Bringing Their Yuletide Joy To Your Holiday Party for the “Ultimate Captain’s Night In” (PRNewsfoto/Captain Morgan)

Adult party throwers (21 years and older) may write in to tell Captain Morgan and Devine why they need to “crash” their house party by following and commenting on the Captain Morgan brand’s Instagram account,@CaptainMorganUSA, and using the hashtag #CaptainsNightInContest.

“With all the house parties happening this season, I challenge all my festive fans to give us the best reasons for coming to their holiday soiree because I’ve got my ugly sweater and frosted cookies ready,” said Devine. “I don’t know where the evening will take us, but one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be one helluva night in.”

Captain Morgan and Devine will then select a winner and transform one holiday house party into the ultimate “Captain’s Night In,” with bright lights on the outside, holiday sweaters galore, a life-sized snow globe and more.

“Throughout the holidays, we know people enjoy fun times with friends right in the comfort of their own homes,” said Linda Bethea, Vice President of Captain Morgan.”Whether they’re competing for the ugliest holiday outfit or playing yuletide games, holiday party goers are staying in to enjoy the evening responsibly. So, it’s only fitting that we deploy Adam to bring fun to these festivities in a way that only Captain Morgan can for those hosting the best holiday house party.”

Don’thave an ugly sweater yet? The Captain’s got you covered. Head to the CaptainMorgan online store to get all the sweaters, onesies and jumpsuits you need for an epic night in. There’s even a Captain Morgan body pillow for those needing some extra holiday love this season. We can’t forget that with every holiday celebration comes great responsibility. So, when raising a glass, always do so in moderation—the Captain is always watching!

Full contest rules and regulations can be found here, no purchase necessary 21 and older.

Happy holidays from Captain Morgan, may all your house parties be merry and bright!

Badgley Mischka Home Collection Debuts On Luxury Insider Site 1stdibs

Leading online Shopping Destination Is Perfect Venue for Glamourous Home Design

BadgleyMischka, the iconic American design house that has long exemplified timeless glamour for 30 years, is proud to announce its debut home collection on 1stdibs, a site known for curated home design, luxurious global treasures, unique art, and vintage fashion.

Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka (Credit: www.BadgleyMischka.com)

Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka has captivated the fashion world with timeless glamour and luxurious designs for 30 years and exemplify an unwavering commitment to detail, quality, and effortless elegance. The brand has evolved from couture and evening gowns to include day dresses, sportswear, and now denim, as part of life’s everyday celebrations. Their product categories include bridal; women’s, men’s and children’s shoes; handbags and jewelry; children’s formal wear; cold weather accessories and outerwear; fragrance; watches; swimwear; `plus, home furnishings and decorative accents.

Mulholland King Bed in Lacquered Fog Gray by Badgley Mischka Home,, $8,200 

The recently-launched Badgley Mischka Home collection on 1stdibs features an array of dining, living, and bedroom collections in addition to accent furniture, case goods, upholstered items, and decorative accessories. Inspired by the designers’ passion for renovating homes and creating enduring designs for cherished life moments, each piece in the collection embodies the intricate detailing and old Hollywood glamour for which the legendary brand is known.

Astaire Credenza in Gold Leaf with Tempered Glass by Badgley Mischka Home, $10,500

1stdibsis recognized throughout the design world for the coveted collections they curate,” said Mark Badgley. “Weare thrilled to join their prestigious roster with Badgley Mischka Home as a brand that is an extension of our glamourous aesthetic and what we love – both on the fashion runway and in our own home,” added James Mischka.

Astaire Ottoman in Cream with Lacquered Ebony Legs by Badgley Mischka Home, $1,600

The Badgley Mischka Home collection is produced in partnership with Los Angeles-based PTM Imagesintegrating the finest materials available. Linens and woven fabrics are primarily sourced in the US and additional raw materials are found abroad. As part of the brand’s continued interest to move towards more sustainable production measures, the design house has tasked suppliers to plant over 40 trees for every one cut for production use. Additionally, their production facility recycles all waste materials using a “closed loop” recycling process in which post-consumer waste is collected, recycled and used in the manufacturing of the collection.

Mulholland Queen Bed in Lacquered Fog Gray by Badgley Mischka Home, $5,400 

1stdibsis the ideal partner for our brand. With their unique aesthetic and success in broadening accessibility to luxury furniture, 1stdibs is a perfect fit to sell Badgley Mischka Home,” said Jonathan Biss, CEO, Badgley Mischka Home.

1stdibs connects the world’s best dealers, finest shops and most important galleries with individuals like you: the world’s most sophisticated collectors, designers, and curators. Starting with the few dealers that were hand-selected by its founder Michael Bruno at Paris’s legendary antiques market, MarchéAux Puces, in 2001, and has become the global destination for those who must have ‘first dibs’ on treasures — from around the world — that would otherwise be inaccessible.

For additional information, please visit www.badgleymischka.com.

Indulge In ‘Cookie Cocktails’ This Holiday Season At Omni Hotels & Resorts During Its Latest Omni Originals Culinary Series

Brandwide Cookie Cocktails menu debuts at select Omni properties across the country

OmniHotels & Resorts announces CookieCocktails, the latest rendition of the brand’s month-long OmniOriginals culinaryseries. Tasty treats will spread holiday cheer at properties across the country and will highlight favorite cookie-turned-cocktail recipes from select brand chefs. Guests can enjoy surprising, creative libations with tastes from cinnamon and chocolate to bourbon and amaretto.

Indulge In ‘Cookie Cocktails’ This Holiday Season At Omni Hotels &Resorts During Its Latest Omni Originals Culinary Series

OmniHotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants, and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits.

“The holiday season is known for good friends, family, and food, so we decided to take a twist on tradition and make our favorite holiday cookies into crafty cocktails making for unexpected palate pleasers,” said Devin Burns, vice president of food and beverage at Omni Hotels& Resorts. “Our chefs whipped up the cocktails using recipes from childhood cookie favorites they used to bake with their families during the holiday season.”

Flavorful, fun and aesthetically pleasing cocktails will be available at participating properties and will include the following (See full recipes below):

  • Cinnamon Churro Leche: Tres Generaciones Reposado Tequila and the flavors of vanilla and cinnamon are shaken with milk
  • Chocolate Crinkle Surprise: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is joined by chocolate syrup, milk and the rich flavor of toasted almonds
  • Sugar Cookie Cocktail: Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Disaronno Amaretto, vanilla, and agave nectar are shaken together with milk
  • Maple Pecan Old Fashioned: Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon meets the flavors of butter pecan and maple with just a touch of black walnut bitters
  • Orange Spice Amaretto: Mount Gay Black Barrel, Disaronno Amaretto, orange juice, and a cookie butter syrup are shaken with Constant Comment orange spice tea
  • Sparkling Kolaczki Bellini: This sparkling cocktail blends Absolut Elyx with a touch of elderflower liqueur, peach puree and orange bitters then topped with Moet & Chandon Brut

Cinnamon Churro Leche

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Tres Generaciones Resposado
  • 0.75 oz Monin Vanilla Syrup
  • 0.50 oz Monin Cinnamon Syrup
  • 2 oz milk

Combine all ingredients in mixing tin and shake well. Double strain into cinnamon sugar-rimmed martini glass and serve.

Chocolate Crinkle Surprise

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Jack Daniels Black Label
  • 0.5 oz Hershey’d Chocolate Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Monin Toasted Almond Mocha Syrup
  • 2 oz milk
  • Dash of powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients in mixing tin and shake well. Strain into rimmed glass. Top with a mound of shaved chocolate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Sugar Cookie Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 0.5 oz Disaronno Amaretto
  • 0.25 oz Monin Vanilla Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Agave Syrup
  • 1.5 oz milk

Combine all ingredients in mixing tin and shake well. Double strain into green sprinkle rimmed martini glass. Garnish with nonpareil colored swirl and serve.

Maple Bourbon Pecan Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Elijah Craig Bourbon
  • 0.25 Monin Butter Pecan Syrup
  • 0.25 Monin Maple Spice Syrup
  • 3 dashes Fee Bros. Black Walnut Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir well. Strain into caramel-swirled Old Fashioned glass.

Orange Spice Amaretto

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Mount Gay Black Barrel
  • 0.5 oz Disaronno Amaretto
  • 1.5 oz Orange juice
  • 1 oz Monin Cookie Butter Syrup
  • 0.75 oz Constant Comment Tea, concentrated
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine all ingredients in mixing tin and shake well. Double strain into iced Collins glass. Garnish with a slice of orange, cloves, grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick then serve.

Sparkling Peach Kolaczki

Ingredients

  • 0.75 Absolut Elyx
  • 0.25 oz St. Germain
  • 0.75 oz Peach puree
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters
  • 3 oz Moet & Chandon Brut

Combine all ingredients in mixing tin and shake well. Double strain into sugared champagne flute and serve.

“We want to surprise our guests and show all of the different ways that you can take a tradition and make your own personal twist on it,” added Burns.

Omni is also committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families, and seniors in communities in which it operates.OmniHotels & Resorts is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.

For information or to book accommodations, visit www.omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.More information on Omni Originals can be found at www.omnihotels.com/culinary/omni-originals.

Hong Kong Tourism Board and National Geographic Launch Great Outdoors Campaign

Hong Kong’s greatest secret revealed through the lenses of National Geographic photographers

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today it has partnered with National Geographic, the world’s destination for science, exploration, and adventure, to promote Hong Kong’s 10th annual “Great Outdoors” campaign, featuring 13 of the city’s most stunning landscapes. Visitors to Hong Kong will discover some of Hong Kong’s most picturesque nature trails through the contrasting lenses of National Geographic photographers and trail experts as part of HKTB’s campaign: “One Place, Two Perspectives.

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Visitors to Hong Kong will discover some of Hong Kong’s most picturesque nature trails through the contrasting lenses of National Geographic photographers and trail experts as part of HKTB’s campaign: “One Place, Two Perspectives.” (Photo: Business Wire)

Hong Kong’s storied history, award-winning food and libations, vibrant arts and culture scene, and stunning great outdoors has made it widely-known as one of the most exhilarating destinations in the world. Its mesmerizing contrasts of east and west, modern and ancient, and urban and natural leaves its visitors endless choices when planning a trip to Asia’s World City.

This innovative partnership celebrates one of Hong Kong’s greatest secrets: its stunning natural beauty. Three-quarters of Hong Kong’s landmass is actually countryside, and the vast network of hiking trails is easily accessible from any corner of the city. The Great Outdoors campaign showcases imagery of city views with verdant mountains; traditional villages with natural flora and fauna, and beautiful landscapes with stunning seascapes presenting Hong Kong as a jaw-dropping, breathtaking visual dichotomy.

We are delighted to be working with a powerful brand like National Geographic, which has a huge number of followers, who enjoy traveling and adventures,” says Anthony Lau, Executive Director of the HKTB. “In this fresh attempt to showcase Hong Kong’s natural beauty through stunning photography and inspiring stories by some of the world’s top photographers, we hope to encourage visitors to discover another side of cosmopolitan Hong Kong during the hiking season from November to March.

One Place, Two Perspectives” is presented by an incredibly talented team, including:

French photographer Matthieu Paley, one of the Nat Geo contributing photographers, whose assignments have taken him to far-flung corners of the globe. Paley has lived in Hong Kong for nine years and is intimately acquainted with the city’s natural landscapes. In coordination with the campaign, Paley captured Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark’s majestic volcanic rock columns on land as well as the park’s mesmerizing aqua waters. https://youtu.be/eQ7C19pJ3-A

National Geographic award-winning photographer and Hongkonger Tugo Cheng, whose background in architecture gives his work a unique aesthetic, delivers an inside scoop on the beauty of Hong Kong’s natural landscape. Through his camera, Cheng takes visitors to the historical Sam A Village to explore the indigenous culture, and then to the exotic plants and wildlife that thrive in Plover Cove Country Park. https://youtu.be/MZq8NScpPTs

Trail runner Wyan Chow Pui-yan, who was the first local female to win the Vibram Hong Kong 100 and who placed 17th in the Ultra Trail World Tour, leads the Nat Geo team into Tai Mo Shan Country Park — and the city’s tallest mountain at more than 2,000 feet (900 meters) above sea level. Chow and her godmother, who runs a popular kiosk in the park, share their insights on hiking and trail-running along Tai Mo Shan, as well as their love for the magnificent sunset views of the highest peak in Hong Kong.

As a community of bold explorers with an insatiable curiosity, there’s nothing we like more than showing people new perspectives on the world around them,” says Con Apostolopoulos, Senior Vice President, National Geographic Partners, Asia Pacific & the Middle East. “Partnering with HKTB is a fantastic opportunity to transform the way people think about Hong Kong; showing off its contrasting urban and rural beauty in a new light through the lens of talented photographers and explorers.

The National Geographic and Great Outdoors Hong Kong campaign will shine the spotlight on the green treasures of Asia’s World City, beyond the city’s familiar bustling skyscrapers and developments. For more information about Great Outdoors Hong Kong, please visit http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/great-outdoors/index.jsp

The Guide to Hiking & Cycling in Hong Kong is available at HKTB visitor centers throughout Hong Kong. An e-version is also available for download at http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/plan-your-trip/travel-kit/guides.jsp#outdoors

Visit www.discoverhongkong.com for more information; follow the Hong Kong Tourism Board on Twitter at @HongKongTourism for the latest Hong Kong news.

FabFitFun Announces 2018 Winter Box Exclusively Available to FabFitFun Members

Kickoff the colder, cozier months with the winter box from FabFitFun.The latest box features items that will get you (plus your skin and general wellbeing), in the holiday spirit through the coldest months of the year. Every FabFitFun Box includes a curation of full-size products across beauty, fashion, fitness, home, tech, and more, and the winter box is now available for a limited time.

Founded in 2010 by Co-CEOs Daniel and Michael Broukhim and Editor-in-chief Katie Rosen Kitchens, FabFitFun is a lifestyle membership that inspires women to lead happier, healthier lives through product and brand discovery. Its flagship service, theFabFitFunBox, delivers a curated collection of full-size products across beauty, fashion, wellness, fitness, home, technology and beyond – each season. In addition to the box, FabFitFun members receive access to FabFitFunTV, a streaming video service that offers on-demand workouts; daily lifestyle content; the FabFitFunonline Community; members-only shopping experiences like add-ons, warehouse sales, capsule collections, and a perks dashboard, and the FabFitFunmobile app.

“I love winter because it’s the season for spending time with family and friends, and all things warm and cozy,” said Kitchens.“While the holidays are full of celebrations and fun, this can also be a time that is stressful for many and we need to make self-care a priority. This box has everything you need to care for yourself this winter, including products from a few of our favorite brands, new and old. Not to mention, any of these products make a perfect gift for anyone on your holiday list.

TheFabFitFun WinterBox includes products from an array of beauty, skincare, fashion, and wellness brands. Winter box products include:

  • AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask – Enriched with AHAVA’s proprietary blend of 21 skin-nourishing minerals, patented, invisible Dead Sea mud, and shea butter, this mask can be used as a quick, 3-minute hydration boost or as an overnight sleeping mask to revive tired and dull skin.
  • Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in Stella – Powered by Ring Light Technology to diffuse light and define features, Thrive Causemetics’ Brilliant Eye Brightener highlights, brightens and opens the eyes, providing an instant eye lift. This product is very versatile and can be used as an upper or lower eyeliner, applied to the brow bone, lids and the inner and outer corners of the eye, on cheekbones, bridge of your nose or cupid’s bow for an overall glow.
  • BLAQ HydroGel Eye Mask with Hyaluronic Acid – The BLAQ HydroGel Eye Mask consists of activated charcoal that depuffs and detoxes the under eye. Once placed under the eye, the eye mask draws toxins from the skin which reduces fine lines and puffiness.

Choice Option 1

  • Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw – This blanket screams winter. The color-block woven throw is designed with a modern stripe and fringe, and it adds cozy style to any space. It is available in two color combinations: gray/ivory or natural/ivory and is a winter must-have.

Choice Option 2

  • BEARPAW Combo Set: Headband and Pop-Top Glove Duo – The BEARPAW combo knit collection includes a black headband with sherpa lining and fingerless gloves that keep you warm, but still make it easy for you to scroll through your Instagram.
  • Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask – The Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask is made of keratin components and argan oil that work together to fortify hair with hydration, nourishing each strand of hair and sealing split ends for complete repair and restoration.

Choice Option 3

  • Halston Jewelry Portfolio – Whether at home or on the go, this jewelry portfolio case is just what you need to hold all your favorite jewelry pieces. The cases are made of the highest quality vegan leather and are designed to be sleek and easily portable, which remains true to the Halston design and style.
  • Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – This transformative dry shampoo makes your hair instantly clean by absorbing product buildup, oil, and impurities with translucent powders while soothing the scalp and restoring strength and softness.
  • Lele Sadoughi Silver Circle Necklace – The perfect accent to any winter outfit, this necklace has a large silver plated ring that is connected to a silver plated brass rounded cable link chain. This simple statement necklace makes an amazing gift and a great addition to any holiday party ensemble.

Choice Option 4

  • Richer Poorer Reina Over the Knee Textured Socks – These Reina socks are equal parts cozy and cute. Made of ribbed recycled yarn, they are the perfect transitional accessory that can be layered with boots or shown off with sneakers.
  • Sherrie Matthews Acupuncture Jade Stone Roller – The Jade Stone Roller is made of 100 percent real jade and is an anti-aging beauty tool that was used by empresses for centuries to stimulate good energy and blood flow in the face. The roller releases toxins and aids in increasing blood and oxygen circulation to the face, minimizing face lines, inflammation and eye puffiness.
  • PÜR Be Your Selfie Palette – Unapologetically “Be Your Selfie” this season with this nine-piece, limited-edition eyeshadow palette that was made with neutral eyeshadow lovers in mind! From warm, brown tones to shimmery golds, this palette features shades that will compliment any eye color or skin tone. Amplify your natural beauty with four, velvety matte shades and five shimmer shades that easily blend into the skin for a flawless look.

Choice Option 5

  • Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Meringue – Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips.
  • Brooke Burke Body Sliders – Up your fitness game with these yoga sliders from Brooke Burke Body. These sliders can easily be taken anywhere and used for various exercises that work out the whole body. The sliders can also be used for workouts created and led by Brooke Burke exclusively for FabFitFun members on FabFitFunTV.

Choice Option 6

  • Anthropologie x Mer-Sea & Co. Sea Whip Body Cream in Coconut Sugar – This body cream created by Mer-Sea for Anthropologie not only smells great but also has great moisturizing and soothing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Gorgonian extract, Sea Silt, Sea Salt, vitamin E and more. Gorgonian extract is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that is safe, effective, and environmentally friendly. It’s incredibly soothing to dry, irritated skin.
  • WAY OF WILL Elevate Essential Oil Set: Sweet Orange Oil & Eucalyptus Oil – The Sweet Orange Oil is for energizing and the Eucalyptus Oil is for revitalizing to keep you feeling like your best self.

We survey our members year-round about trends and brands they are excited about, products they want to see in the box and more,” said Kitchens. “Our number one most requested item for winter was a cozy blanket, and we are delivering on that with one of our winter box hero items, the Mark & Graham colorblock throw. This is the perfect blanket that looks great as a living room accent and can be taken on the go for all your holiday travels.”

In addition to the excitement surrounding the products inside the box each season, FabFitFun continually engages a new philanthropic partner, and this season the featured charity is The Kindness Factory, a non-profit organization that promotes and encourages acts of kindness in the community whether its something simple as complimenting a friend, or providing a meal to someone in need. When founder Kath Koschel lost her partner to suicide, she found it was the kindness of those around her that helped her through the journey towards recovery. Understanding the power of kindness, she launched The Kindness Factory to encourage people to show kindness to themselves and others. Their goal is to reach 1 million acts of kindness by 2020. FabFitFun members will be able to donate to the kindness Factory in $1 and $5 increments during the Add-Ons portion of sales.

Denver Art Museum To Debut First Major U.S. Retrospective Of The House Of Dior

Dior: From Paris to the World will celebrate more than 70 years of the French house’s enduring legacy

Soon to open to the public, The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be home to the U.S. presentation of Dior: From Paris to the World, an exhibition surveying more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of more than 200 haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos, and other archival material, will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house. The DAM’s presentation of Dior: From Paris to the World will be on view in the Anschutz and Martin and McCormick galleries on level two of the Hamilton Building.DAM-logo-horizontal-green

Christian Dior generated a revolution in Paris and around the globe after World War II in 1947 with his New Look collection. Dior, the art gallerist who became a celebrated couturier, completely shed the masculine silhouette that had been established during the war, expressing modern femininity with his debut collection. Dior’s sophisticated designs, featuring soft shoulders, accentuated busts, and nipped waists, drew on his inspirations of art, antiques, fashion illustration and his passion for gardening. The result was elegant feminine contours that brought a breath of fresh air to the fashion world through luxurious swaths of fabrics, revolutionary design, and lavish embroidery. This marked the beginning of an epic movement in fashion history that would eventually lead to Dior successfully becoming the first worldwide couture house.

Christian Dior with models, about 1955. Photo André Gandner. © Clémence Gandner

Christian Dior with models, about 1955. Photo André Gandner. © Clémence Gandner

The museum will mount this major exhibition with loans from the esteemed Dior Héritage Collection, many of which have rarely been seen outside of Europe, with additional loans from major institutions. The chronological presentation, showcasing pivotal themes in the House of Dior’s global history, will focus on how Christian Dior cemented his fashion house’s reputation within a decade and established the house on five continents—Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Dior: From Paris to the World also will highlight how his successors adeptly incorporated their own design aesthetic.

Christian Dior, Bobby suit, Autumn-Winter 1956 Haute Couture collection. Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture Archives.

Christian Dior, Bobby suit, Autumn-Winter 1956 Haute Couture collection. Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture Archives.

Dior: From Paris to the World also will profile its founder, Christian Dior, and subsequent artistic directors, including Yves-Saint Laurent (1958–1960), Marc Bohan (1961–1989), Gianfranco Ferré (1989–1996), John Galliano (1997–2011), Raf Simons (2012–2015) and Maria Grazia Chiuri (2016–present), who have carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.

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Gianfranco Ferré, Robe Hellébore, Dior Collection Haute Couture, Spring 1995. Photo ©Paolo Roversi/Art + Commerce.

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Christian Dior, Bar suit. Afternoon ensemble in shantung and pleated wool, Haute Couture Spring-Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. ©Laziz Hamani.

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Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior, Banco. Haute couture Spring-Summer 1958, Trapèze line. Smock dress in faille with a peony print. Dior Héritage Collection, Paris; Inv. 1998.2. ©Laziz Hamani.

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Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, Pollock dress. Long printed faille evening gown. Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1986. Dior Héritage collection, Paris Inv. 2015.450 ©Laziz Hamani.

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Legendary Bootmaker Of The American West, Lucchese, Announces New Collaborations And Retail Partnership With Neiman Marcus

Ralph Lauren, Brandon Maxwell, King Ranch, and Erin Wasson Help Mark the Brand’s 135th Year in Business

Lucchese Bootmaker, headquartered in El Paso Texas, is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year with a variety of partnerships and capsule collections. Known for making the finest cowboys boots on the planet, Lucchese has always balanced rugged, frontier traditions with an appeal to those focused on aesthetic.

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Lucchese Fall News Press Release Image

Below are a few of the highlights of how Lucchese is marking its anniversary this year:

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Erin Wasson in the Jacqueline Boot: Designed with Texas native Erin Wasson, the Jacqueline boot ($1,595 with free ground shipping) is a traditional western silhouette for the modern woman. The smooth black goat is accented by white stitch pull holes and piping. Single stitch welt construction. Leather sole. Handmade in Texas.

  • ERIN WASSON: Continuing their presence in the style arena, Lucchese just released a limited collection of fashion-focused boots with model/designer Erin Wasson. The brand has partnered with another iconic Texas brand — Neiman Marcus – to provide wider access to both traditional boots and fashion boots alike. This move signifies a shift in consumer demand, as exotic cowboy boots are now becoming a staple in consumer wardrobes, available at a wider range of retailers ranging from Western-focused to luxury fashion.

    The King Ranch Barn Boot

    The King Ranch Barn Boot

  • KING RANCH: Lucchese has partnered with another legendary Texas brand, the King Ranch, to produce a limited edition collection of boots that are rugged enough for the harsh environment of South Texas. In addition to this partnership, Lucchese has released a well-reviewed technical product called the Barn Boot, its first foray into the “work boot” category. The mud and grime releasing outsole and cushioned insole was an immediate hit with both new and long-time Lucchese loyalists.
  • RALPH LAUREN: In addition to staying true to its roots with traditional products, Lucchese was in the spotlight during New York Fashion Week in September. Ralph Lauren, who has worn Lucchese boots for many years, selected them as his favorite bootmaker. Lucchese worked with Mr. Lauren to create co-branded boots which debuted in Central Park at the legendary designer’s 50th-anniversary collection show.
  • BRANDON MAXWELL: Fashion designer and fellow Texan Brandon Maxwell used custom boots as the invite for guests at his Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week show.”It was a dream to work with Lucchese on our invitations,” said Brandon. “Lucchese is a quintessential Texas brand so to share this bit of my home state with our guests immediately showcased hospitality. Seeing videos of friends and guests receive this big Texas dose of generosity made it all the more special.

Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers, preeminent materials and a proprietary twisted cone last to construct boots of unrivaled quality, fit, comfort and style.