DIANE DOES VEGAS: Diane von Furstenberg is expanding her reach and opening her first DVF shop in Las Vegas this January — her fourth unit in the U.S., and 23rd worldwide. The 1,445-square-foot boutique will be located at The Shoppes at the Palazzo. Its design, by Dan Wood and Amale Andraos of architecture firm WORKac, will resemble her Meatpacking District flagship in Manhattan, with white walls, lilac floors, mirrors across the ceiling and diamond-shaped pink banquette. The window display will feature a small stage, with a lightbox backdrop showcasing several tableaux vivant. The boutique will offer categories such as ready-to-wear, swimwear, handbags and shoes, and the DVF by H. Stern jewelry collection. “Las Vegas is booming and thriving, so it was too irresistible not to have a DVF shop there,” said the designer.
MALL COURT CASE: A Superior Court jury in Los Angeles awarded $15 million in punitive damages to California mall developer Caruso Affiliated on Tuesday in a lawsuit against rival General Growth Properties Inc. The money is in addition to $74.2 million in compensatory damages awarded last week. General Growth said it will appeal. Caruso alleged that General Growth, owner of the Glendale Galleria, intimidated The Cheesecake Factory when it explored leasing at Caruso’s Americana at Brand shopping center, as well as interfering with Caruso’s business. General Growth had filed two lawsuits challenging the construction of Americana at Brand, but Glendale voters approved zoning changes to permit Caruso’s $369 million open-air lifestyle center, which is to open in April.
OTIS SCHOLARSHIP GIFT: Roger Wyett, chief executive officer of Nike Inc.-owned lifestyle brand Hurley and former vice president of global apparel at Nike, announced a five-year $750,000 endowment gift for fashion design scholarships at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Hurley chairman Bob Hurley added a contribution of $250,000.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye