Fashion Scoops: Bernard Does Moscow … For Denise … Hold Your Horses …
BERNARD DOES MOSCOW: Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is skulking around Moscow on a secret trip, touring GUM galleria with the owners of Jamilco, proprietor of Moscow’s Dior and Hermès boutiques, and...
BERNARD DOES MOSCOW: Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is skulking around Moscow on a secret trip, touring GUM galleria with the owners of Jamilco, proprietor of Moscow’s Dior and Hermès boutiques, and Bosco, proprietor of Moscow’s Givenchy and Kenzo boutiques. The Russian rumor mill has LVMH opening its own Louis Vuitton store — Russia’s first — in Moscow at the end of the year.FOR DENISE: Karl Lagerfeld perfectly captures the flaming hair and winning smile of Denise Dubois in his sketch of the former director of external relations at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. It graces invitations that arrived Wednesday for an upcoming party in honor of Dubois, who was asked to retire from the Chambre in March after more than three decades on the job. American editors and others had protested her exit with a letter-writing campaign during the ready-to-wear shows last March, but to no avail. Hosted by representatives from most major Paris houses, the fete takes place at the restaurant Tanjia in Paris on June 11.HOLD YOUR HORSES: “It’s too early to make speculations,” said Philipp Wolff, a spokesman for Hugo Boss AG, Wednesday, regarding the snowballing buzz about what led to Marty Staff’s paid administrative leave as chief executive officer of its American subsidiary, Hugo Boss USA, as well as that of chief financial officer Vincent Ottomanelli. “The company is involved in the normal process of an investigation and is not accusing anybody of anything until the investigation is concluded,” Wolff added.TO CATCH A THIEF: Jewelers on Place Vendôme and adjacent Rue de la Paix in Paris are on high-security alert after a series of dramatic jewel heists. Within the last week, two shops have been robbed during business hours, though no customers were hurt. On Saturday, two men made off with about $5.5 million in jewelry after they set off a tear-gas grenade in the shop, according to Paris police. Two armed men hit a jeweler on the Rue de la Paix late Tuesday afternoon, making off with about $275,000 worth of gems. No suspects have been arrested, but police have beefed up security in the area, which counts jewelers such as Boucheron, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Christian Dior.BABY BOOM: The house of Emanuel Ungaro will launch its first clothing collection for toddlers at next month’s Pitti Bimbo fair in Florence. Labeled “I Love Ungaro,” the line caters to children up to three years old. But since they do grow up fast, a larger offering for children up to 15 is already in the works.
@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