Fashion Scoops: Bag Ladies … Independents’ Day … Everlasting Love
BAG LADIES: What do Kylie Minogue and Juliette Binoche have in common with Cecilia Dean, Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld? Word has it those five women will soon be the recipients of a "pumpkin" handbag from Givenchy. The French house is banking on...
BAG LADIES: What do Kylie Minogue and Juliette Binoche have in common with Cecilia Dean, Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld? Word has it those five women will soon be the recipients of a "pumpkin" handbag from Givenchy. The French house is banking on the placement to generate buzz for its latest style. Meanwhile, Minogue was slated to meet Givenchy designer Julien Macdonald today, a day ahead of her concert in Paris. Will he coax her into carrying one on stage?INDEPENDENTS' DAY: Rei Kawakubo is living up to her reputation as the designer's designer. From mid-July through mid-October, she plans to showcase the first furniture designs by Sir Paul Smith in her Comme des Garcons boutiques in New York and Tokyo. Smith, who is often in Japan, recently showed Kawakubo photos of the line, manufactured by Cappellini in Italy. Kawakubo took a shine to Smith's quirky photo-printed lacquered cabinets and figured they would look great in her stores. And she didn't stop there. She also plans to carry some of Smith's hand-embroidered shirts, too.EVERLASTING LOVE: Legendary couturier Yves Saint Laurent may have retired last January, but the tributes go on. From July 5 to Aug. 3, Paris department store Le Bon Marche plans to showthe famous "love" posters he has sent out as New Year's wishes since 1970. Meanwhile, the Museum of Fine Arts and Lace in Alencon, an hour west of Paris, just christened an exhibition of Saint Laurent designs, running until Sept. 29 and spotlighting the couturier's use of lace.Elsewhere on the museum circuit, a new exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs shines a spotlight on the least glamorous item in any fashion junkie's closet--the clothes hanger itself. The grandaddy of today's wire triangle first appeared in France in the 16th century, says the accompanying catalog by Daniel Rozensztroch. The oldest piece in this exhibition dates back to the late 19th century, but in addition to such classics as carved wood, wire or plastic there are inflatable, beaded and folding hangers, and hangers incorporating lint brushes. The most recent example is--illogically, perhaps--a backpacker's hanger, created from a length of shock-corded tent pole suspended from a rock climber's carabiner. What would Joan Crawford say?
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
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