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NOTES ON FASHION BY STEVEN HEMPEL LOUIS VUITTON HITS F or those who aren't fond of four-wheeled transport but still wish to arrive in style, Louis Vuitton has launched its latest creation — titled, quite appropriately, the LV Bike. Made in collaboration with heritage custom bicycle atelier Maison Tamboite Paris, this is two-wheeled locomotion at its most stylish. Imagine all the detail work of a Bentley, at just a fraction of the cost (and speed). The house's famed leather work wraps the bike's saddle, handlebars, and cables; Vuitton's fine woodworking can be seen on the rims and mud flaps. With a two-speed drivetrain, athletic types may reach speeds of up to 20 mph. The LV Bike's shock-absorbent springs allows for a comfortable ride, and it's available in three sizes and five permanent models, plus two limited-edition models designed by Urs Fischer. From $28,900, to order at the Louis Vuitton boutique, Stella McCartney x Greenpeace Rainforest sweatshirt, $450; blue T-shirt, $350 GEM LOVE G em Dior is the latest launch for Dior's high jewelry collection. The collection of seven watches and 11 jewelry pieces is designed by Victoire de Castellane, artistic director of Dior Joaillerie. Her work is noted for its use of precious gemstones and fantastical narratives, ranging from natural motifs to pop culture icons. Gem Dior taps into the natural world, with rough sliced tourmalines serving as inspiration for the watch case, while modern, abstract shapes and Dior heritage are other influences. The centerpiece of the collection is the Gem Dior watch, a timekeeping jewel that serves as an open cuff; versions range from the simple and bare to full adornment with precious gems and diamonds. $4,900 – $105,000, at the Dior boutique, W ith deforestation reaching new highs last year, both Greenpeace and designer Stella McCartney are working to raise awareness of the issue. Now in its 20th year, Stella McCartney has championed sustainable luxury through innovation and investment in new materials, avoiding the use of leather, feathers, fur, and exotic skins since the brand's inception. This capsule collection features organic cotton tees and sweatshirts with vintage eco-activist designs and celebrates the two organizations' shared vision of safeguarding the environment for future generations. Stella McCartney x Greenpeace capsule collection $350 – $775, at the Stella McCartney boutique, THE ROAD TALK THE TALK, WALK THE WALK 18

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