BENDEL’S GIRLS: Actresses Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning were clearly channeling Kay Thompson’s “Think Pink” adage at Henri Bendel on Thursday. The uptown girls both turned up in candied pink — although Murphy’s was Moschino and Fanning’s was Oilily — and posed for paparazzi pics while unveiling the Bendel’s “Uptown Girls” window marking Murphy’s and Fanning’s new film. “We didn’t plan it, but this is the fourth time we’ve shown up for something wearing the same color,” the in-sync stars declared in unison.
The chummy actresses chatted about beauty products and fashion (Murphy plays a Bendel’s shopgirl in the movie), and the nine-year-old Fanning even slipped off her fuchsia clogs to show off her pink and white polkadotted pedicure. Goes to show that fashion savviness starts young.
COUTURE COCA-COLA: Matthew Williamson has just created a limited-edition Coca-Cola bottle, in what is a first for the designer and for the bubbly brand. Williamson, who was approached by Coca-Cola, has wrapped the bottle in plastic that’s been printed with a multicolored parrot perched on a mauve palm tree. Williamson used his signature palette of hot pinks and yellows for the background. The designer’s signature is emblazoned across the center of the bottle under the Coca-Cola logo. The bottles will be available at Williamson’s runway show in New York in early September. In the U.K., Selfridges has the exclusive to sell the bottles in its food halls in the London, Manchester and Birmingham stores.
BRIDE NO. 1: The first of the “Sex and the City” girls is getting married off on Sunday night’s episode, and naturally, she’s wearing designer. Charlotte, as played by Kristin Davis, will wear head-to-toe Badgley Mischka: a silk organza off-the-shoulder beaded gown with ruffle details, worth $8,000, a custom-made sheer organza circle veil with crystal and pearl details on the back trim and satin, open-toe platform shoes. And yes, even though it’s her second wedding, Charlotte’s wearing white.
Meanwhile, Davis will have some competition from Sarah Jessica Parker, who will be wearing an Alexander McQueen dress during the episode. It’s a purple version of the silver-and-white stunner he showed during the fall collections, and was made especially for Parker.
TIME FOR A TRADE IN?: It was once General Motors Fashion Week and now it’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but next year, New York’s showcase for runway shows might have another name.
Reports surfaced again this week that Mercedes might not renew its role as title sponsor of 7th on Sixth’s production at Bryant Park after the deal expires at the end of this year. A spokesman for Mercedes said it was too early in the process to comment.
“We are completely focused on celebrating another exciting and successful Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week,” added a spokeswoman for the event, scheduled Sept. 12-19. “Their sponsorship continues through the end of 2003 and we are currently in discussions about the future.”
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)