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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.
@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