MALCOLM THE MOUTH: No, Malcolm McLaren and Holly Brubach are not an item, despite the fact that they were tEte-e-tEte at virtually every fashion show last week. Brubach was actually taping McLaren's...
MALCOLM THE MOUTH: No, Malcolm McLaren and Holly Brubach are not an item, despite the fact that they were tEte-e-tEte at virtually every fashion show last week. Brubach was actually taping McLaren's reactions to the shows for The New York Times Magazine. "I decided that rather than do an essay on the collections, it would be more interesting to bring someone along to respond to things immediately," said Brubach. "Then I heard Malcolm was going to be in town to promote his album, and I thought he'd be perfect." And what did McLaren, whose resumA includes a stint as manager of the Sex Pistols, think of the runway music this season, which included plenty of English punk and pop? "He liked the bebop at Blass," said Brubach. "But otherwise it hasn't interested him."
PAY PER VIEW: Since many of the supermodels didn't show up on the runway this season, one designer thought it would be fun to invite them to see the show. A good idea, no? No. It turned out that you'd have to pay them simply to show up.
MEAT MARKET: Actor David Keith has been hitting the shows, evidently in search of a girlfriend. Strategically placed in front of the models' door at the Ghost show Thursday night, Keith enthused, "I like her. I like her," as Stella walked out. Later, he told a reporter, "I liked the Oriental one--I mean, the Asian one--best." He was talking about Navia.
BORN TO SHOP: Spotted at the Donna Karan show: A wife of the Sultan of Brunei, sitting between Michael Gould and Kal Ruttenstein of Bloomingdale's. The royal woman, it seems, is also a fan of Ralph Lauren. While she and her entourage arrived in New York too late Wednesday night for Lauren's show, she asked that it be repeated for her. That not even Ralph could do, but on Saturday morning his staff brought up to her suite at the Four Seasons Hotel two racks of spring clothes from his Madison Avenue store, plus all the accessories, as well as 70 outfits from his fall show, a show video and a fall look book. She bought three spring ensembles from the store, including shoes, and nine complete fall outfits. Payment was in cash, coming in vacuum-packed envelopes filled with $100 bills. The total purchase came to $31,000.FOREIGN LEGION: Last week, foreign press attendance for the New York collections was up 300 percent over last November's spring shows. According to the CFDA, 431 foreign news organizations sent representatives, versus 130 last fall. In total, 27 countries were represented, including Canada, Brazil, Denmark, Israel, England, France, Spain, Russia, Italy, Korea, Ireland, Chile, Scotland, Australia, Korea and Japan. And no one from France walked out.
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