No place is safe for Pierre Berge these days. All of Paris has been talking about how, at what should have been a quiet, cozy New Year's dinner at President Francois Mitterrand's, Berge got into the soup, literally. A waiter, or so the story goes,...
No place is safe for Pierre Berge these days. All of Paris has been talking about how, at what should have been a quiet, cozy New Year's dinner at President Francois Mitterrand's, Berge got into the soup, literally. A waiter, or so the story goes, accidentally spilled a tureen of hot soup on Pierre's head and scalded him, in an incident that's already being referred to as La Soupe du President. "How did you know that?" demanded Berge, when asked about the incident. "Yes, it's true. I'm OK, though it was a difficult thing. But it wasn't soup -- it was sauce, which is much worse."
Get out your party clothes. There are a couple of hot tickets for the week of Feb. 7. First, it's the CFDA Awards Monday night when the American fashion industry converges on the State Theater at Lincoln Center to honor itself. About 500 of the guests will be students from such schools as FIT, Pratt and Parsons, and they'll be there thanks to men's wear designer Tommy Hilfiger, who paid $25,000 for their seats.
On Wednesday, more than 250 people are expected to join Ross Bleckner, Carla Fendi, Michael Gould, Robert Phillips and B.D. Wong to ring in the Chinese New Year with a benefit for the Community Research Initiative on AIDS. Actress Joan Chen and "Wedding Banquet" director Ang Lee will be honored and Fendi will introduce its newest scent, Asja.
“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)