No doubt Roberto Cavalli's idea of heaven includes a roomful of chic young women poured into his fur-trimmed, animal-print confections--and that's just what the designer got Monday night at Jo Jo, when he invited Rena Sindi, Serena Boardman, Karen Groos, Jennifer Creel, Tiffany Dubin, Tory Burch and Nadja Swarovski to dinner. But after duly admiring each of his New York muses, Cavalli made a surprising confession: "I love women's fashion, but women don't need me as much as men do," he explained. "It's the men who have nothing to wear." But his heart belongs to the ladies--and after dinner, Cavalli and entourage took his very long limousine down to Suite Sixteen, where he was soon gyrating to "Ain't Nobody" from atop a banquette, his mouth fixed in a wide grin.
Who would have pegged Victoria de Rothschild as an ABBA groupie? Last Thursday, Lady de Rothschild invited the American Friends of the British Museum to dinner at 21 and then onto "Mamma Mia!"--the musical built out of ABBA hits--at the Winter Garden Theater. De Rothschild had already seen the show twice in London's West End, and was the first one to her feet during the finale in New York. "This is nothing," she said. "In London, we were dancing in the aisles."
Donatella Versace has jetted into town for the New York launch of her new skin care line at Barneys tonight. Versace has made a sizable donation to the Robin Hood Foundation's Sept. 11 disaster relief funds and is said to be asking the same of tonight's guests, including Missy Elliott, Rupert Everett, Gabriel Byrne and Eve. Afterward, Versace will head to Los Angeles to shoot her spring ad campaign with Steven Meisel.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)