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.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye