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.
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle