DIAMONDS IN DALLAS: De Beers will open its sixth U.S. unit on April 1 at NorthPark Center in Dallas. Located between Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York, the 1,878-square-foot boutique will feature all of De Beers' diamond jewelry collections, its new watch line and exclusive men's jewelry by Steven Webster, said Hamida Belkadi, chief operating officer of De Beers Diamond Jewelers U.S. De Beers entered Texas in September with a store at the Houston Galleria that has "exceeded our expectations and budgets," Belkadi said. MODEL BEHAVIOR: Last season, when model Erin Wasson cut her teeth as a stylist at the Alexander Wang show, she draped the models in silver finery from Rogues Gallery. This time around, she's turned jeweler herself.
Wasson, 26, is creating her own designs for Wang's presentation on Saturday, and it's a project she hopes to eventually parlay into a full jewelry line of her own.
"It's all going to be very discreet," Wasson said of her not-yet-named collection comprising mixed-metal body chains and a pair of chain suspenders. "The pieces are meant to be worn under, not on top of, his clothing. The whole idea is to have them popping out of random places, like slipping out of a vest or peeping through a cutout in the clothes."
Wasson is also working on a three-year design collaboration with streetwear label RVCA to debut for spring 2009. ROSS ROCKS: Kara Ross, known for her signature fine jewelry collection, is launching a boutique line, Kara by Kara Ross. The line shares the same aesthetic as her fine line, but the boutique label will offer stones such as malachite, tiger eye and amethyst set in gold and rhodium plated base metal. Ross' fine jewelry offers gems set in 18-karat gold.
"I started thinking how the price of gold is skyrocketing and it looks like it will keep going," Ross said. "This just makes sense. Plus we had such a good time creating them. We still used amazing gem stones, but the base metal not being gold was a huge difference. You can afford to have big, bold looks."Kara by Kara Ross will retail from $100 to $600. Ross began the collection last September when she partnered with J. Mendel to do the jewelry for his spring show. She made a series of half yellow gold-half gunmetal cuffs with an x motif that was sold at her Bergdorf Goodman trunk shows and at the J.Mendel boutique. Naeem Khan plans to feature Ross' new collection at her Feb. 7 runway show. Ross intends to show Kara by Kara Ross to stores such as Neiman Marcus, Scoop and Bergdorf Goodman. Ross expects Kara by Kara Ross to become a major part of her current business. She may create another lower-priced line to accompany her handbags.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)