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If you fancy channelling all-round cool girl Alexa Chung (whose father is Chinese, by the way) check out the former model’s edit of preppy American label Tommy Hilfiger’s collection, along with her essential styling tips. Guest editor Chung’s must-have pieces are at www.tommy.com/alexachung.

This story appears in the November issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out on Thursday December 4

Notebook: Fashion

The Art Of Fashion

The fashion industry boasts some of the most illustrious collectors of art, but the first family of beauty has proved they’re no slouches when it comes to choosing art. Last month, the Lauder collection went on show at MoMA, treating New Yorkers to a splendid display of Picassos, Braques and Fernand Légers (above). Likewise, the Louis Vuitton corporate collection now has its own home: the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Inaugural exhibitions include a retrospective of Gehry, a site-specific work by installation artist Olafur Eliasson (far left) and a string of eight “retrospective concerts” by Kraftwerk, taking place November 6-14. The impressive building has already influenced Nicolas Ghesquière’s spring/summer 2015 collection for Louis Vuitton, unveiled in the space during fashion week. www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr ... Vanishing Art, an exhibition at Carton House in Maynooth, will showcase work by 70 contemporary artists, including jewellery designer Ger Breslin. It runs until December 30. www.cartonhouse.com.

This story appears in the November issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out on Thursday December 4

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A Marvellous Ride

Hermès is famous for its equestrian heritage, but its newest saddles come with wheels. The French fashion house brings two bicycle designs to The Marvel Room at Brown Thomas this month: the leisurely Flâneur d’hermès, above, and the sporty racing style Flâneur sportif d’hermès. With luxurious calf-leather saddles, elegant design and ultra-lightweight frames, they’re as smooth as they are stylish. Exclusively at The Marvel Room, Brown Thomas Dublin, where from November 10-24, all sorts of wonderful gifts lie in wait for the discerning shopper.

This story appears in the November issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out on Thursday December 4