Fashion Scoops: A Sleepy Affair … Stealing Sozzani … Some Girls
A SLEEPY AFFAIR: Designers can get away with wearing anything — almost. Case in point: Christian Louboutin arrived at Barneys for his appearance Friday dressed in his pajamas. However, before tending to top clients with lunch at Fred’s and...
A SLEEPY AFFAIR: Designers can get away with wearing anything — almost. Case in point: Christian Louboutin arrived at Barneys for his appearance Friday dressed in his pajamas. However, before tending to top clients with lunch at Fred’s and helping other shoppers pick out custom Louboutin shoes, the designer had his trousers hemmed in-house and changed into a dapper ensemble.
STEALING SOZZANI: Burglars broke into Carla Sozzani’s Milan home late Saturday night and stole her prized earring collection, according to a Sozzani spokeswoman. Valued at more than $250,000, the one-of-a-kind earrings had been collected for 37 years and consisted of several antique pieces dating back to the Victorian era. Sozzani, owner of the tony Milan boutique/gallery Corso Como 10 and sister of Italian Vogue editor in chief Franca Sozzani, was returning from a weekend in London when the thieves hit and was not at home during the burglary. Sozzani, in an interview with the Italian paper La Repubblica, said that many of the earrings were made of black pearls and went on to warn those who committed the robbery: "To steal jewelry with pearls brings misfortune."
SOME GIRLS: In Los Angeles for three Rolling Stones shows this last week, Sir Mick found time was on his side when it came to the local ladies. Long-legged, thirtysomething stylist L'Wren Scott draped the relatively diminutive 59-year-old rocker at Sunday’s afterparty for the Rolling Stones Rockware fashion show, featuring barely clad models in Agent Provocateur knickers and Chrome Hearts leather. Though Jagger and Scott have been linked for months, he arrived at the tail end of Jacqui Getty’s Halloween party only four nights before with another overly friendly Angeleno, actress Gina Gershon.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)