This year is Gap's 40th anniversary, and to mark the event the high street staple is opening pop-up shops across the globe that are offering up special edition denim. London's store opened on Kingly Street two weeks ago and will remain for 19 days and 69 hours. And while the denim pieces are without doubt worth checking out, it was something else that drew the fashion crowned to the store yesterday afternoon - Garance Dore.
The illustrator and photographer (and our new style crush) is holding her first ever exhibition in the store - her favourite beautifully shot street style shots are on display (including one of Alexa Chung), she has hand illustrated the walls and there's even a mood board-style collage of fashion icons and inspirational pictures. And, luckily for us, Garance and the Gap team got on so well that the American brand decided to print a selection of T-shirts featuring some of her drawings. The only downside? There's a very limited run of just 69 of each style, and the pieces are selling out fast - but we hear rumours that they've proved so popular that more may be produced.
Not only is the oh-so-chic Garance in town to launch the T-shirt collection, she's also been checking out the shows along with boyfriend Scott Schuman, otherwise known as The Sartorialist, and yesterday she was embracing British fashion by wearing a printed Peter Pilotto skirt.
The Gap 1969 pop-up store is at 16 Kingly Street.
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