MARLON MANIA: Be prepared for a barrel of Brando over the next few months. Peter Manso's unauthorized bio, "Brando: A Biography," slated to come out in October from Hyperion, will first be excerpted in the...
MARLON MANIA: Be prepared for a barrel of Brando over the next few months. Peter Manso's unauthorized bio, "Brando: A Biography," slated to come out in October from Hyperion, will first be excerpted in the September Vanity Fair. Also hitting bookshelves in October: Marlon's own book, an autobiography from Random House, which is owned by S.I. Newhouse. Asked why that book wasn't going into Vanity Fair (which is also owned by Newhouse), the VF spokeswoman said it "wasn't available" for serial rights. Photos from the book, however, will appear in Parade magazine (also owned by--yes--Newhouse). Brando, who is looking abundant enough to fill a two-page spread, might literally have been too big for the VF cover, which generally hasn't gone to the subjects of book excerpts. The September cover, therefore, will depict the more photogenic Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, the subjects of a Dominick Dunne profile. If you can't wait for all this, check out the August issue of Mirabella. Writer Patricia Bosworth beat everyone to the punch with an interview with biographer Manso, who provides all the skinny on The Big Man.
MACY'S MARCHES ON: After a five-year hiatus, Macy's East will resume its direct mail catalogs. Next month, it will begin mailing three catalogs, one each for apparel, accessories and footwear. They are totally supported by vendors. The 28-page fashion catalog, which will be sent to 500,000 customers, features such bridge collections as Anne Klein II, Ellen Tracy and Tahari. The accessories catalog will go out to one million customers; it offers hiking boots, backpacks, patent leather accessories, narrow belts, watches, scarves and hats. Both catalogs have Bridget Hall on the cover. The fashion was shot by Steven Klein, and the still lifes by Richard Pierce and Tourkil Gudnasson. All orders will be taken over the telephone via Macy's by Appointment. Macy's has also begun a colorful new ad campaign (pictured above), photographed by Enrique Balescu. The ads were shot against brightly hued backgrounds in dazzling shades of turquoise blue, yellow and orange and feature the model Kat in outfits by Anna Sui, Mark Eisen, Liza Bruce and Moschino Cheap 'n Chic. Macy's declined to reveal the ad budget, but said it's even with last year's. The ads are running in the August issues of Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, W and Interview (in black and white) and New York magazine.COMINGS AND GOINGS: Stephen Dubner, a senior editor at New York magazine who edited the Fast Track column, is leaving to become a story editor at the New York Times Magazine. Joining New York as articles editor is John Homans. He was executive editor of Harper's magazine.
TOMMY'S NEW SUIT: Tommy Hilfiger Corp., which this year got an injunction against Wal-Mart in a trademark dispute, has sued Tommy Boy Music, a record company in New York, for allegedly copying its red, white and blue flag trademark without permission. In a lawsuit filed in federal court, here, Hilfiger charges the record company with trying to "trade on [Hilfiger's] reputation" by using the Hilfiger logo in print ads promoting its CDs, records and tapes. The only difference between the Hilfiger flag logo and the logo used by the music label, according to the suit, is that Tommy Boy has the word "Boy" instead of "Hilfiger" in the lower part of the flag. Monica Lynch, president of Tommy Boy, said the logo "should be interpreted as a humorous salute to Mr. Hilfiger's ironic influence in the hip-hop marketplace." Hilfiger, not amused, is asking the court for a permanent injunction and treble damages.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty