THESE DAYS, ANY COMPANY THAT WANTS TO ACHIEVE cult status — or just make a truckload of money — views "The Oprah Winfrey Show" as the ultimate stage. Products featured on one of Oprah's "favorite things" episodes have sold out in mere hours, while others have enjoyed a long wave of publicity after receiving her seal of approval.
The outcome was no different for Marchon and its stable of designer eyewear and sunwear under such brands as Calvin Klein, Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld, Disney, Coach, Nike, Michael Kors, Pucci and Nautica. Although it came as a surprise to the executives at Marchon that the company's glasses would be featured on Winfrey's "favorite things for summer" show, the brand had previously built a relationship with Oprah and she has been photographed wearing frames manufactured by them (usually Fendi).
“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)