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.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)