Fashion Scoops: All Shook Up … Drama Major … Galaxy Quest …
ALL SHOOK UP: A traffic bottleneck prevented Priscilla Presley, her daughter, Lisa Marie, and granddaughter, Riley Keough, from gracing the front row at the Dolce & Gabbana show on Friday. Instead, the trio of Presley...
ALL SHOOK UP: A traffic bottleneck prevented Priscilla Presley, her daughter, Lisa Marie, and granddaughter, Riley Keough, from gracing the front row at the Dolce & Gabbana show on Friday. Instead, the trio of Presley women watched the last bits of the presentation from backstage. Later that night, however, they made up for the lost photo op, joining Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for the launch party of their new book, “Music.”
“They’re very rock ’n’ roll and I can still wear it,” said Priscilla, who met the designers for the first time that day. Lisa Marie belatedly thanked the designers for the way they had treated her daughter when she walked in their D&G show last February.
“They took such good care of her,” she cooed. Meanwhile, Riley said that it was back to school after the Milan trip, while mom Lisa Marie was preparing for the release of her second solo album in the spring. As for the Elvis T-shirts shown on D&G’s spring runway, the women said that they already had their orders in.
DRAMA MAJOR: Which designer known for pulse-pounding fashions just landed a movie deal?
No, it’s not Tom Ford, but Roberto Cavalli. Cavalli has teamed up with Dino De Laurentiis to produce a movie inspired by Boccaccio’s “Decameron.” The pair are investing between $20 million and $30 million.
“I’ve wanted to work in the movie business for years, but I don’t want to be considered a costume designer,” said Cavalli. He said he’s contemplating a 14th-century look, with clothes in soft, dusty colors. Shooting of the film, to be directed by David Leland in Tuscany, is slated to start in March.
Meanwhile, among the guests at Cavalli’s show on Saturday was Nicole Murphy, wife of actor Eddie Murphy. He stayed home with the five kids, while she enjoyed a fashion break in Milan. The statuesque former model took in the opening of the René Caovilla store — and Versace, too. “I’m having so much fun here I even lost my voice,” Nicole said hoarsely.GALAXY QUEST: After a Milan season slim on A-list celebrities, Paris fashion is promising a galaxy of stars. Besides Nicole Kidman, who will be the guest of honor at Chanel’s show on Friday, word has it that Gwyneth Paltrow is headed for Paris, for, among other things, a private birthday celebration hosted by her friend Valentino Garavani.
Ashley Judd and Kevin Kline are expected to attend the French premiere of “De-Lovely” on Tuesday night, along with Giorgio Armani, who provided costumes for the film. Expect a mob scene on the Champs-Elysees.
COAT TALE: Donatella Versace may not have had any celebrities at her show on Saturday night at the close of Milan fashion week, but the designer is hardly neglecting her famous friends. This week, when “Shall We Dance?” premieres in New York, moviegoers will see Jennifer Lopez wearing a Versace coat that is not only fabulous, but pivotal to the storyline. The suede number with a fur collar attracts the eye of co-star Richard Gere and sparks their friendship. We won’t give away the ending, but it’s not a happy one for the coat. Let’s just say there’s a little incident with pasta.
SNAP DECISION: Photographers won’t be having an easy time chez Chanel this season. Not only has the French fashion house instituted a contentious dress code for all camera-carrying guests, it’s also denying backstage access.
A Chanel spokeswoman said that there is simply not enough room, given that Karl Lagerfeld has booked some 80 fashion models.
Meanwhile, there’s a new theory about why Chanel wants all the photographers to dress in black suits and white shirts. Sources hint that the show will reprise the climactic scene for the forthcoming commercial for No. 5 perfume, in which star Nicole Kidman confidently faces a pack of sharp-dressed paparazzi.
Chanel is keeping the decor and theme of the show under wraps. The No. 5 ads starring Kidman break in U.S. theaters on Oct. 29.OSCAR’S LADIES: Teresa Heinz Kerry and First Lady Laura Bush were in fact having an Oscar moment after Thursday’s presidential debate. Even though the showdown between their husbands turned frosty at times, the pair greeted each other warmly and admired each other’s Oscar de la Renta suits. But the designer isn’t playing party favorites. He declined to comment Friday.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
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)