Fashion Scoops: A Big Rock … No Script Approval for Now … Leaving Liz? …
A BIG ROCK: Rumors persist that Asprey is looking to kick-start its rejuvenation by appointing a bigwig creative director — and it could be in talks with none other than Karl Lagerfeld. Although the company insists it’s not...
A BIG ROCK: Rumors persist that Asprey is looking to kick-start its rejuvenation by appointing a bigwig creative director — and it could be in talks with none other than Karl Lagerfeld. Although the company insists it’s not recruiting in the design department, sources in Europe said the British luxury firm has approached Lagerfeld about joining the effort. The designer was spotted late last month at Asprey headquarters in London with company principals Lawrence Stroll and Silas Chou and chief executive officer Gianluca Brozzetti. He, of course, would continue designing for Chanel and Fendi, where his contracts allow him to take on other projects, as seen by his new collaboration with Hennes & Mauritz. Lagerfeld could not be reached for comment, and the outcome of the talks could not be learned. But Asprey clearly is setting its sights high: Tom Ford spent time at Stroll’s estate in Mustique this winter, amid rumors that Stroll was attempting to lure the outgoing Gucci Group creative director to Asprey. And the dance reportedly goes on — Ford is said to be joining Stroll for a shooting jaunt in Canada this fall.
NO SCRIPT APPROVAL FOR NOW: Meanwhile, Tom Ford has yet to zero in on a script and has denied reports he’s in talks with Miramax. During a call Friday from his ranch in New Mexico, Ford said he’s still “reviewing” potential projects. In all truth, though, he admitted he’s actually trying not to do much of anything during the remaining weeks of his summer holiday. It's a striking change for the once 24/7 designer. “I am opening an office in the old Geffen building on Sunset [Boulevard],” he said of his new West Hollywood digs, currently under renovation. “The plan is to move in the first week of September.
LEAVING LIZ?: Is Gail Cook, group president at Liz Claiborne for the Ellen Tracy, Dana Buchman and Sigrid Olsen brands, leaving the company? A source close to Claiborne said an announcement could be imminent. Officials at the company did not return telephone calls seeking comment. “Claiborne has strong divisionals who can work on their own,” said the source.BACK IN THE USA: Times Square isn’t typically a destination that calls for tennis whites, but that will change on Tuesday. Fallen Olympian Andy Roddick will be volleying there with Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson for “Good Morning America.” The Times Square crowd could exceed the paltry one he played for in Athens, where he was knocked out of the competition Wednesday.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty