David Meister will launch a signature label of red-carpet-ready eveningwear looks at Bergdorf Goodman later this month.
Familiar with some of the dresses he designed for celebrities’ special appearances, Bergdorf’s executives approached him about the prospect of developing an exclusive capsule collection earlier this year. Sharon Stone, Tina Fey, Drew Barrymore and Beyoncé Knowles are among the stars who have worn his clothes.
The Los Angeles-based Meister will be in the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan with models Aug. 31 to show off his new designs, including a backless draped matte jersey gown and one-shoulder cocktail dress comprising tiny beaded black leather triangles. The five-piece David Meister Signature collection will be housed on the sixth floor near Lela Rose, Carmen Marc Valvo, Heidi Weisel and other resources. Retail prices will range from $1,500 to $3,000.
Meister, who declined to comment on projected volume, said this marks the first time he has done an exclusive collection for a retailer. “At this time, it certainly helps to have something that sets you apart. A lot of times you can go into five different stores and see all of the same merchandise in each one,” he said.
The collaboration was the ideal one for Meister. “If anyone was going to approach me, they would be my first choice,” he said.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion