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.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim