GOOD SPORT: Ralph's really getting into the active thing. Polo Sport, Ralph Lauren's functional sportswear, weekend wear and accessories store that opened on Madison and 72nd Street in September 1993, is...
GOOD SPORT: Ralph's really getting into the active thing. Polo Sport, Ralph Lauren's functional sportswear, weekend wear and accessories store that opened on Madison and 72nd Street in September 1993, is said to be ready for some cloning. Sources said Lauren is eyeing SoHo and other sites for a big rollout next year, with possibly a few-dozen stores on the drawing boards. "We have looked at SoHo over the past few years, but there is nothing concrete," said Cheryl Sterling, president of Polo/Ralph Lauren retail and licensing. "We are always looking at ways of growing our business."
IT AIN'T SO: Saks Fifth Avenue chairman Philip Miller denied rumors, fueled by a recent Chicago Tribune report, that he's eyeing a return to Marshall Field's, where he was chairman and chief executive officer from 1983 to 1990. Miller labeled Seventh Avenue rumors that he wants to lead an LBO buyout of Field's "absurd and erroneous." And he called the Trib's speculative article "irresponsible journalism." The Trib tale was spun off a WWD story about a slip of the tongue by Miller at a Saks party for Yves Saint Laurent. The Saks boss mistakenly introduced himself to the crowd as the chairman of Field's. Saks officials explained the slip of the tongue by saying Miller was suffering from jet lag after a trip to the Far East.
UNDER THE WIRE: Label by Laura Whitcomb will be on display during show week after all. The designer had booked time in the Bryant Park tents, then moved her location to Studio 54 and then canceled altogether. Now the show will be at the newly reopened Studio 54 on Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.--after Donna Karan's show. A spokesman for the designer said that Whitcomb's samples had come through in time. Other late news comes from Tracy Feith, who might be taking runway cheesecake a step beyond: He'll show at the Show World porn palace at West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m.
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