OPEN SEASON: Dolce & Gabbana is looking for some variety, from city to city. Domenico Dolce told WWD the company plans to open stores in several cities, including Rome, Tokyo, Paris and New York, all different from each other. “We are tired of seeing the same stores everywhere, all these designer stores, including ours, they look all the same,” said Stefano Gabbana, who highlighted how, with the company’s newest venue in Milan, he and Dolce were focused on “respecting the building and restoring its original identity.”
A store will open by November on New York’s Fifth Avenue, but that will be modeled after the designers’ “classic” blueprint, they said, followed by one in SoHo. “That will be completely different from any other unit,” said Gabbana.
The company’s latest Dolce & Gabbana boutique, located inside an Art Nouveau-style building on Milan’s Corso Venezia, covers 9,720 square feet and carries men’s and women’s apparel and accessories on the ground floor, while the first floor is entirely dedicated to a new children’s collection. There is also a makeup and fragrance boutique with a separate entrance, dotted with furniture from antique perfume shops on floors made of pink Portuguese marble. Overhead is a cubic chandelier composed of 165 drops of golden crystal.
The main floor boasts antique wooden floors while other decor elements include burgundy brocade panels; Giò Ponti light fixtures sourced from ocean liners, and furniture from the Twenties and Thirties, juxtaposed with ceramics from the Sicilian town of Caltagirone.
On the children’s floor, rails in Champagne-colored steel contrast with sturdy, lacquered wood dressers and antique desks, blackboards and toys. Ceremonial dresses are displayed in a room whose walls are covered in white damask.
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