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.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)