Fashion Scoops: Basics Training … Girls on Film … Designing John Malkovich …
BASICS TRAINING: Thoughts of war got you down? Concerned about your 401K? First Lady Laura Bush has the answer…shop. Even as her husband is steering the nation into war with Iraq, Mrs. Bush was spotted popping into 550 Seventh Avenue on Monday...
BASICS TRAINING: Thoughts of war got you down? Concerned about your 401K? First Lady Laura Bush has the answer…shop. Even as her husband is steering the nation into war with Iraq, Mrs. Bush was spotted popping into 550 Seventh Avenue on Monday afternoon, reportedly into the studio of Oscar de la Renta. His office did not return calls seeking comment.
GIRLS ON FILM: You can’t keep Tara Subkoff out of Paris. The Imitation of Christ designer, who staged a guerrilla show outside of Christian Dior last season, is screening a 10-minute film tonight at the Hussenot Gallery. The characters in the film wear the spring collection already shown in New York.
DESIGNING JOHN MALKOVICH: Actor and self-admited fashion fan John Malkovich, a front-row guest at Ungaro’s show on Friday, said he’s almost ready to launch his signature men’s line. "I’m off to Florence soon to work on it," he said. "At this point, it’s just a question of timing. It will happen." Malkovich is in Paris currently directing "Hysteria," a Terry Johnson play, at the Marigny Theatre.
KEEP ON ROLLING: Rock ’n’ roll isn’t only on the runway soundtrack. A new French version of Rolling Stone, the magazine created in 1967 by Jann Wenner, was feted Friday at Man Ray with a showcase of new French bands. Published by IXO Publishing, the debut issue features a group photo of 14 European and American artists, including Peter Gabriel and the members of Cassius. Wenner, who has been spotted at shows this week with Bette Midler and designer Matt Nye, stopped by to show his support and was joined by Robin Williams, Chris Tucker and Mick Hucknall of Simply Red.
FROM BELGIUM, WITH LOVE: It might not quite be the Antwerp Six, but three of Belgium’s fashion luminaries are headed to Moscow for a group fashion show. Véronique Branquinho, Walter Van Beirendonck and Dirk Bikkembergs will stage their first shows in Russia on Oct. 17. Russia’s Alba Moda fashion organization invited the designers. Meanwhile, Van Beirendonck will travel to St. Petersburg for a solo show on Oct. 19.
JUST JOSH-IN: There are only two degrees of separation between designer Helmut Lang and actor Josh Lucas, star of "Sweet Home Alabama." Both are close friends of Lang model regular Cordula. "That’s how I got to meet Helmut and he started dressing me," said Lucas. "I love his clothing." So much so that he took a few photos during the show, albeit in an unorthodox manner. Even with his front-row vantage point, he held his camera high above his head and snapped off a few shots.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)