Karl Lagerfeld has gone into battle against Robert Altman. Lawyers for Lagerfeld have filed suit in France against Gaumont Buena Vista, the French distributor of Altman's "Ready to Wear," to prevent a phrase critical of the designer from appearing in the video version of the movie. In the scene in question, a model refers to Lagerfeld as "a thief." "I don't care about the film in cinemas, because it's such a huge flop," Lagerfeld said. "But I don't want this remark appearing in a video, as that remains forever." Lagerfeld refused to appear in the movie, and publicly warned other designers that Altman could make them look like freaks. The movie opens in France on Wednesday.
It sounds like the fashion at Wednesday night's Grammy awards in Los Angeles will be more glam than rock 'n' roll. The three women in Salt n' Pepa will be performing in short, short black Chanel dresses from spring '95 with rhinestone belts and pins. Melissa Etheridge will be sporting a black brocade leather and peau de soie suit with a red and black brocade vest from Pamela Barish. And Richard Tyler has created a no-lapel tuxedo and tails for k.d.lang, a four-button black suit for Seal, a gray tuxedo for Babyface, and a black tux with gray contrast detail for host Paul Reiser. Multi-nominee Sheryl Crow has borrowed a number of outfits from Dolce & Gabbana, including a black stretch fitted satin lapel jacket over tight black stretch sequin jeans. And what's an awards show without a strong presence by Giorgio Armani? Among those in Armani: Bonnie Raitt will be in a black, beaded, high-necked, long-sleeve tunic and Lyle Lovett will be in a three-button tuxedo.
Princess Diana commanded almost all of the attention at this year's CFDA awards in New York, and now she's collecting more than accolades. CFDA accessories designers have sent her a "thank you" basket for showing up to support American fashion. Her take includes: a Judith Leiber handbag, a sterling bracelet from Angela Cummings, an amethyst and gold necklace and earring set from Mish, elbow-length white satin gloves with rosettes from Carolina Amato, a gold matte heart from Robert Lee Morris, a leopard wallet from Carlos Falchi and--in case she misses Charles--a black satin punching bag from Carey Adina.Ah, romance. Marie-Josse and Henry Kravis were tucked quietly away in the large corner banquet having a tete-e-tete lunch Monday at the Four Seasons. Even in all black, Marie-Josse lit up the room, looking sleek and slender. If that's not enough to warm the cockles of your heart, Claudia Cohen and Al D'Amato were spotted locking lips Saturday Night between courses at Coco Pazzo.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews