Yurman's Got Eyes: David Yurman hosted an intimate gathering at his rooftop office in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood last week to fete the launch of his eyewear collection, produced in collaboration with the Legacie division of B. Robinson Optical. As DJ Coleman spun Stevie Wonder hits, editors perused the collection along with Yurman, who marveled at the precision involved in crafting eyewear. "The Japanese [eyewear makers] are perfectionists," Yurman said. "They're really machinists and engineers, measuring things to the 10th of a millimeter." Featuring Yurman's signature silver and gold cables and buckles, as well as fi ne diamonds and semiprecious stones, eyewear styles such as the Waverly, Mosaic and Albion will hit Yurman boutiques, fine optical retailers and select department stores for fall. The collection will wholesale on average from $150 to $400, while some pieces that include fine diamonds will fetch up to $5,000.
New Chief: Swiss luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre has appointed Gina Gates-Misrach to be its North American president, reporting to the brand's chief executive officer, Jerome Lambert. Gates-Misrach has almost two decades of experience in the luxury watch business. For the last nine years, she was director of sales and marketing in North America for Jaeger-LeCoultre. She succeeds Ronald Wolfgang, who will continue to advise Jaeger-LeCoultre.
@beyonce chose a custom gown by @falgunishanepeacockindia for mother @mstinalawson 's second annual Wearable Art Gala last night. The gown, which took 10 days to make, was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto. Reporting by @hernameislex . #wwdeye 👑 🐝#beyonce
After dressing @justintimberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance last month, @stellamccartney has designed the star’s "Man of the Woods" tour wardrobe. Timberlake will be wearing a mix of pieces from McCartney’s fall men's collection as well as custom designs and items from his own closet. #wwdfashion
@carmeloanthony is upping his fashion game once again, introducing a hat collection with @goorinbros. Called Fresh Greens by Melo x Goorin, the line consists of five unisex models, all of which are made in America from 100 percent wool. Each hat is lined with Anthony’s signature and the inscription “Knowledge of self, wisdom and understanding.” You can purchase the collection line at Goorin’s website as well as three off its stores in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas #wwdaccessories
“I am of tradition, but that doesn’t mean I have an old outlook on life,” Hubert de Givenchy told WWD in an interview in 1978. The legendary designer, who died last week at the age of 91, achieved wide success soon after launching his own couture boutique in the early ’50s, but he refused to pine for that time. For the first time since its original publication, read our interview with Givenchy on his awe for Audrey Hepburn and looking forward. Link in bio. #wwdarchives #fbf (📷: Pierre Schermann)
About last night: @alexachung and @supergausa toasted the launch of their capsule collection. “It’s the shape that I love, so rather than amend the last and make the sole crazy or do anything wild, we just did really subtle additions that I think make it look really luxe-y,” said Chung. #wwdfashion (📷: Marc Patrick)
Exclusive: @off____white’s @virgilabloh is launching an exclusive eyewear capsule collection @sunglasshut. The unisex collection, which is made up of three styles, first made its debut on the brand’s fall runway show in Paris. Get all the details on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion