LADIES IN WAITING: Carine Roitfeld, a guest editor and stylist at Barneys New York this fall, has also been tapped by none other than Karl Lagerfeld. The designer just wrapped up shooting Chanel’s fall-winter campaign in Paris with Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen, a Chanel regular, the sole model, and Roitfeld, the former Vogue Paris editor in chief, as stylist. “The mix with Freja was genius,” Lagerfeld assured.
Next week, the snap-happy fashion maven will lens the Fendi campaign, once again with Anja Rubik. “I like to work with the same girls and boys all the time,” he said. To wit: Lagerfeld has assembled a slew of his favorite ladies — including Erichsen, Lady Amanda Harlech, Anna Mouglalis and Kristen McMenamy — to star in a movie he is making in tandem with the Chanel cruise collection he will show in Antibes on May 9. It will be shot in Monaco and other locations in the South of France.
This story first appeared in the April 5, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
— Miles Socha
JERSEY FASHION: What is it about New Jersey and fashion? No, we’re not talking “The Sopranos.” Following the success of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” The Style Network has delivered its own take on the Garden State with “Jerseylicious,” the reality show that centers around catfights and diva drama inside a beauty salon.
It turns out viewers can’t get enough Aquanet and animal prints: The Style Network is reporting that “Jerseylicious” has become its highest-rated program of all time and so a third season is slated to begin May 15, as the ladies at the Gatsby Salon try to break the Guinness World Record for most haircuts in an eight-hour period. That’s a lot of hair spray.
— Amy Wicks
NEW TEAM: Dolce & Gabbana has set up a new U.S. public relations structure, which will report to the company’s Milan headquarters. Cara Forte joined as editorial manager; Brittany Espy, formerly at Bally U.S., was tapped as public relations manager, and Nora Flaherty as entertainment manager.
— Luisa Zargani