The Buro 24/7 Middle East Digest
Top stories of August 24–31
Last week the feeling that the lazy lush summer is departing was more prominent than ever – with the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival, the Emmys, the MTV VMAs and the U.S all taking place over the past seven days. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally officially tied the knot. Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II were 'simpsonized'. Lord Richard Attenborough sadly passed away just a few days shy of his 91st birthday, and rumours surfaced that eBay could be buying British ecommerce store ASOS. Read on for all of the main stories from the past week, in bite size format...
Louis Vuitton announced it recruited the Pritzker prize-winner Frank Gehry to create the windows for its Autumn/Winter 14 collections. Read the full story here.
After issuing a profit warning in March and another in June, wiping 40 per cent off the company's share price – things are looking up for ASOS, after rumours circulated that eCommerce giant eBay are interested in making a company-changing purchase. Read the full story here.
Famous for purposely holding back on any digital initiatives for both Prada and Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada finally cracked and launched a new app in partnership with performance artist Miranda July. Read the full story here.
Balenciaga's on-going lawsuit against its former creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, moved out of the courtroom and into mediation. Read the full story here.
It was revealed that on September 1, Selfridges would play host to its newest and largest designer collaboration dedicated to Rick Owens, from a 25-foot statue of the designer to a concept boutique in the store's Wonder Room. Read the full story here.
Last week, according to market sources, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton was holding talks about acquiring a stake in the New York-based fashion house, Proenza Schouler. Read the full story here.
It was announced that American heavyweight Tommy Hilfiger would return to the Park Avenue Armory for New York Fashion Week this year – for the label's SS15 show taking place on September 8. Read the full story here.
The chief executive and chief creative officer at Burberry sold £5.2 million worth of his shares in Burberry, and although the creative still owns a big stake of the heritage fashion house, he has now perhaps appeased the "perturbed investors". Read the full story here.
Last Monday evening, the biggest names in the world of television gathered at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, with Breaking Bad and its stars among the big Emmy Award winners. Read the full story here.
Next Management protégé Theophilus London teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld for his second full-length album. Read the full story here.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II were transformed into the iconic characters of The Simpsons by Italian illustrator Alexsandro Palombo. Read the full story here.
It was revealed that three Northern California-based graffiti artists have recently sued the Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli. Read the full story here.
Last week model, sometime singer, and actress Cara Delevingne was the subject of yet another TV/film rumour, as the tabloids reported that the 22-year-old is set to star in the Zoolander sequel. Read the full story here.
Showcasing his love for film beyond dressing actors, it was revealed Giorgio Armani would soon debut his own film at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as well as being a new sponsor for the festival. Read the full story here.
Four Arab films supported by SANAD, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival's (ADFF) development and post-production fund, are set to be screened at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Read the full story here.
From Beyonce's family affair to Miley Cyrus' acceptance with an important message, the MTV VMAs made their impact last week. Read the full story here.
In a very sad few weeks for the film industry as a whole, it was announced that Lord Richard Attenborough, the actor and film director, died just days before his 91st birthday. Read the full story here.
The long-awaited union between actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally happened, as a spokesperson for the couple stated that they were married last Saturday. Read the full story here.
Last week the Australian actress Nicole Kidman spoke with Net-a-porter.com's The Edit about her love life with country star Keith Urban, and family life in Nashville. Read the full story here.
According to reports last week, a private school in Abu Dhabi has hired robots to teach math and other basic subjects to students. Read the full story here.
Just when we thought the September issues were passing without a single Beyoncé appearance our souls were soothed – Carine Roitfeld nabbed the on-the-run pop icon for her CR Fashion Book cover. Read the full story here.
According to The Guardian newspaper, Zaha Hadid filed a complaint based on an article by Martin Filler, in which Hadid is referred to. Read the full story here.
As Martin Scorsese's HBO series Boardwalk Empire prepares to come to a close, the network announced last week that it is planning a Shutter Island TV series. Read the full story here.
Buro 24/7 founder and global style icon Miroslava Duma featured as the new cover girl for Boulevard Magazine's celebratory special issue. Read the full story here.
Juergen Teller went behind-the-scenes for a new Louis Vuitton book, which is to be published in October. Read the full story here.
The New York Times' T Magazine shone some light on some of Vogue's figures in a new article entitled 'By the Numbers', including Mrs. Wintour's annual clothing budget. Read the full story here.
Last week's Emmy Awards spotlighted some glamorous red carpet looks, but what about the beauty? Buro 24/7 put the best on show. Read the full story here.
Gucci unveiled the first images of its new cosmetics range that was created in partnership with renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath. Read the full story here.
The first look at the beautiful Juliana Schurig fronting the new and first campaign for the anticipated Prabal Gurung and MAC Cosmetics capsule collection was released. Read the full story here.
Lancôme unveiled its latest limited-edition collection of sultry makeup with fashion designer Jason Wu. Read the full story here.
Givenchy's new fragrance went on sale last week – with Alicia Keys as the face of the campaign. Read the full story here.
According to reports, Apple is working on an even bigger version of the iPad it plans to release next year. Read the full story here.
A new initiative for the UK capital was announced and forms part of The Mayor of London's aim to make London the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone by 2020. Read the full story here.
It was announced that Facebook is set to double its resources in Dubai, as it aims to boost its popularity among Arab youth. Read the full story here.
Senior officials shared the progress for Dubai's Expo 2020 venue masterplan. Read the full story here.
It was revealed that Apple's eagerly anticipated and much-talked about iWatch could be introduced to the public sooner than expected, after reports surfaced that the device will debut at the September 9 event, alongside the two next-generation iPhones. Read the full story here.
There were whispers that Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers had agreed to invest in the fast-growing ephemeral message service Snapchat – at a valuation of close to $10 billion. Read the full story here.
Instagram launched a new standalone product – Hyperlapse – the time-lapse app, which aims to improve your video-taking. Read the full story here.
Dubai was recently named among the world's 10 most influential cities in a new list published by Forbes magazine. Read the full story here.
It was reported that Apple is planning to open its biggest retail outlet in the world at the Mall of Emirates in Dubai. Read the full story here.
The first day of the Venice Film Festival began last week with a press conference for the new Alejandro Gonzalez directed film, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance. Read the full story here.
Miu Miu debuted its latest installment of the iconic 'Women's Tales' with performance artist Miranda July at the 71st International Venice Film Festival. Read the full story here.
Last Monday, tennis legends John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova joined US Open Chairman and USTA President Dave Haggerty to open one of the world's most watched tennis tournaments. Read the full story here.
It was revealed that this September, as part of New York Fashion Week, Harper's Bazaar will be putting together one of the biggest parties the fashion set has seen. Read the full story here.
Last week, a parade of television's biggest celebrities strutted down the red carpet in their gorgeous gowns and suits for the 66th Annual primetime Emmy Awards. Read the full story here.
It was a star-studded night to remember on last Saturday as the annual Variety magazine and Women in Film pre-Emmy party took place at Gracias Madre on Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. Read the full story here.
Musicians, actors and reality TV stars came out in full force last Sunday, flooding the red carpet in leather, lace, cropped tops, sequins and more before the MTV Video Music Awards. Read the full story here.
After years in the making, the SLS Las Vegas, opened its doors last week, becoming the newest and first major casino resort debuting in Las Vegas in several years. Read the full story here.