Fashion Scoops: Adams on Amies … Rowley on a Roll … Eyewitness News …
ADAMS ON AMIES: The gravel-voiced Canadian crooner-cum-photographer Bryan Adams has put a new polish on the 56-year-old house of Hardy Amies. Adams has produced a limited-edition portfolio of photographs of model Lisa Butcher wearing the winter 2003...
ADAMS ON AMIES: The gravel-voiced Canadian crooner-cum-photographer Bryan Adams has put a new polish on the 56-year-old house of Hardy Amies. Adams has produced a limited-edition portfolio of photographs of model Lisa Butcher wearing the winter 2003 couture collection, designed by Ian Garlant. "I have always been struck by the strength of the pictures taken at a time when couture was constantly used in editorial, and wanted to do the same," said Adams, who has done portraits of Amies. Garlant said Adams brings "fresh insight, energy and enthusiasm to Hardy Amies." Garlant, who worked under Hardy Amies for 18 years, is the new chief designer of the house and replaces Jacques Azagury, who worked there under contract for one season. Tim Maltin, managing director of Luxury Brands Group PLC, which owns Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell, said the group is focusing right now on building the Amies couture collection. Garlant’s first show will take place in London on Feb. 5.
ROWLEY ON A ROLL: "A lot of designers feel like they need to compromise to survive," said Cynthia Rowley. "I just do what I want." Last Thursday, the designer opened a 750-square-foot boutique on trendy-again Melrose Avenue, which replaces the location she closed on Robertson Boulevard in October after a seven-year run. Rowley plans to spend more time on the West Coast now that she has two TV shows in development — a sitcom and a reality series — in addition to "A Girl’s Guide to Swell Movies" on Showtime. On hand to help her celebrate were New York pals Ileana Douglas and Parker Posey, as well as Los Angeles actresses Lauren Holly, Krista Miller and Brittany Snow. "I want everything in the store," gushed the 16-year-old Snow, "but I'm going to have to convince my mom."
EYEWITNESS NEWS: On the 12th day before Christmas, the ‘21’ Club was in full swing with holiday cheer. Jack Welch and his girlfriend Suzy Wetlaufer raised a glass with Tina Brown and Harold Evans. Doorman Shaker Naini was overheard giving Welch a ‘nice-to-see-you-it’s-been-a-while’ greeting Thursday night, to which the former GE chief quipped, "Well, you know what happened last time I was here" — an apparent reference to the notorious lingering lunch he shared with Wetlaufer after a photo shoot for the Harvard Business Review.
SHOPPING SPIRIT: There’s no rest for the weary. One of the season’s busiest party-givers, Anna Wintour, is teaming up with Hilary Swank to host a shopping party tonight at Henri Bendel to benefit the Hetrick Martin Institute (HMI), an organization that helps gay youths. Designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Pat Field and Catherine Malandrino will be on hand to help shoppers pick out holiday goodies. Another bonus: Bendel’s is offering shoppers perks — $50 off apparel or accessory purchases of $100 or more and $25 off cosmetics, lingerie or travel items of $100 or more. Ten percent of the net proceeds from tonight’s sales will go to HMI.
CLOSET CASES: Decades owner Cameron Silver is in Europe doing a little research. He planned to lunch with Azzedine Alaïa Sunday and hopefully have a look at all the Balenciagas and the rest of the designer’s extensive vintage collection. An auction would occupy most of Monday for Silver, but Tuesday’s schedule called for talking shop with the legendary clothes-minded Catherine Deneuve. Reached on his cell phone Friday while shopping at Jil Sander in SoHo, Silver said he was shopping for himself for a change. "I already bought some things at Michael Kors. They shop with me, so I shop with them."
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye