Sofia Coppola isn't wasting any time in her new career as fashion designer. Bloomingdale's will launch her new line, Milk, in the first week of December by featuring the collection in the store's windows and...
Sofia Coppola isn't wasting any time in her new career as fashion designer. Bloomingdale's will launch her new line, Milk, in the first week of December by featuring the collection in the store's windows and in a fashion show during a launch party on Dec. 8.
The "surprise guests" at The New Yorker's fashion issue party on Oct. 28 were supposed to be Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley from Comedy Central's "Absolutely Fabulous." But the Ab Fab girls are busy filming, so Tina Brown is seeking other entertainment, possibly The Leningrad Cowboys, who made an appearance on the MTV Awards.
First it was lunch with Graydon Carter at 44. The next day, Jeffrey Katzenberg had breakfast with Tina Brown at The Four Seasons Hotel.
David Copperfield's string of Paris shows in the Palais de Congres has been a success, though one never would have guessed it from his treatment by local paparazzi. At the end of Thursday's show, a pack of photographers dashed into the auditorium, but not one flash hit poor Copperfield. Instead, all lenses were trained on Claudia Schiffer, seated in the front row. A concerned Claudia told her Paris friends the following day, "Poor David was really upset. After all it was his show."
Indochine is really back. The other night, Ian and Rita Schrager were there dining near Tim Burton and his "Ed Wood" girlfriend Lisa Marie surrounded by a gaggle of Euroflash; nearby were Peter Arnell, and Anne Klein's Andrew Rosen with his sister Lisa.
He has a personal fortune of about $6 billion, but, until recently, John Kluge still couldn't find a steakhouse that met his satisfaction on Manhattan's West Side. So he opened one, the West 63rd Street Steakhouse, just across from Lincoln Center. With a diversified global business empire, you might have thought Kluge would have been too busy to attend to all the details. Wrong. "We picked out all the chairs and the carpets, everything," he says, speaking alongside his business partner, Stuart Subotnick. "This is our relaxation. We love it."
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)