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.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)