At his Mercer Street loft on Thursday, Alejandro Ingelmo delivered more of his exquisitely made, drop-dead sexy shoes. Highlights included sky-high gladiator-style sandals and peep-toe booties in woven metallics and genuine exotics (as opposed to embossed ones in the past). Other standouts had bullet-shaped hardware on ankle straps and yokes of shoes. Ingelmo, a Miami native who followed his family’s legacy into the shoe business, also offered his classic Thriller style, now in a flat, as well as bags that reflect some of the shoe styles.
The next day, Manolo Blahnik was at Bergdorf Goodman autographing the infamous blue stilettos (of “Sex and the City” fame) that are exclusive to the store. But he was unfazed by the hordes of fans. “This is nothing,” he exclaimed while waving his hand at the crowd. “I am here to entertain.” He did seem surprised, however, that his classic pump is still creating a stir and proclaimed: “I hate platforms. They’re vulgar!”
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)