ST. JOHN KNITS A HIT AT MAGNIN A three-day St. John Knits trunk show last week at the I. Magnin flagship in San Francisco hit $94,000 in sales.
Bestsellers included a forest green chenille mandarin-collar jacket, which sold seven units at $650; a kelly green wool and rayon knit short jacket, eight units at $520, and a wool and rayon knit button-front short-sleeved dress in navy or crimson, nine units at $590.
Sales at this year's trunk show, which ended Thursday, were almost double last year's trunk show, which rang up $50,000, according to Joseph Cicio, Magnin's chairman and ceo.
"St. John has taken on a greater emphasis for us," Cicio said. "The colors are right, and it has a great contemporary mix for the future."
STORK CLUB: Chanel is teaming with the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Lying-in Hospital to host a fashion show and luncheon benefiting the department. The June 6 luncheon, under the tents in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, is expected to draw 800 guests to see the fall collection.
As part of its promotion, Chanel has turned a window of its New York flagship at 5 East 57th St. into a maternity ward of sorts. Mannequins dressed in tweed suits with Karl Lagerfeld's "no-fur" fur trim from the fall line look into a window, where another mannequin in a nurse's uniform holds a "bundled baby." The window remains in place until Saturday.
REMEMBERING DON: Henri Bendel is offering a tribute to designer Don Simonelli in its windows through Wednesday. Simonelli, who died April 8, created 12 one-of-a-kind party dresses in his last exclusive collection for Bendel. The two windows flanking the main entrance on Fifth Avenue will show six of the pale pastel dresses, suspended at various heights, surrounded by streamers. All 12 dresses are for sale, at $1,800. The silk taffeta numbers each have silk flower details and most are strapless. They are said to be Simonelli's "dream dresses" of what women would wear to garden parties, according to a Bendel's spokeswoman.
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)