FASHION RETREAT: The Church of the Holy Innocents at 128 West 37th St. in Manhattan plans to turn its lower level and part of its grounds into a renaissance court and garden serving the garment center. Father Donald Sakano, who was named pastor in July 1993, said the idea is to provide a respite from the pressures of the workplace. "It is currently unused space, and we thought it could be used as a quiet, restful place for the working people of the area, who could come for lunch," Father Sakano said. "It would also be used for many other purposes, including activities like fashion shows, receptions and possibly a theater group." Built in 1868, the church is among the oldest structures in the area. The goal is to start construction on the 5,000-square-foot space and 700-square-foot cloister garden in early 1995, and open sometime in the spring. As a fund-raiser for the space, the church will hold an all-day sample sale on Dec. 8-9, with clothing donations from designers and manufacturers, as well as vintage jewelry donated by parishioners. The sale will continue from noon to 2 p.m. thereafter, until all the merchandise is sold.
CARONE STAYS AT HE-RO: The He-Ro Group has called off the search for a new chief executive officer, with William J. Carone, acting chairman since January, to remain principal corporate officer for the foreseeable future. "I'll be here for a while," Carone said after He-Ro's annual meeting earlier this month. The dress maker had been looking for a chief executive officer since the death of Herbert Rounick, the company's founder, chairman, and ceo, in Sept. 1993. Carone, who is also senior vice president of Rosenthal and Rosenthal Inc., said He-Ro "has made a lot of progress" since starting its massive downsizing in October 1993. Carone, who will work with Allan R. Bogner, president and chief operating officer, will not enter a formal contract with He-Ro and will continue to be paid a salary of $12,000 a month. "I think it's the right way," he said of the contract arrangement. "This is the way the majority of shareholders are comfortable with." The restructuring eliminated several licensed lines and focused on its two largest labels--Black Tie by Oleg Cassini and Niteline by Della Roufagali--and its 24 retail stores. "We feel we've turned a corner," said Carone, adding fall saw "a little slowdown" in sales, mirroring a tough retail climate for apparel. But "early spring bookings are very strong and at this point are ahead of 1993."
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)