Fashion Scoops: Berry’s Name Game … Sittin’ In A Tree … Waterlogged …
BERRY'S NAME GAME: Looks like Halle Berry is up to her old tricks. On Saturday night at the Carousel of Hope Ball, she incorrectly identified the designer of her lilac chiffon gown as Anna Molinari when in fact it was MaxAzria Atelier....
BERRY'S NAME GAME: Looks like Halle Berry is up to her old tricks. On Saturday night at the Carousel of Hope Ball, she incorrectly identified the designer of her lilac chiffon gown as Anna Molinari when in fact it was MaxAzria Atelier. Max Azria issued a press release on Tuesday, but it was too late for publications who had printed the wrong designer the day before. Seems like this is becoming a habit for the Oscar-winning actress, who in July at the Los Angeles “Catwoman” premiere misidentified the designer of her dress as Roberto Cavalli, when in fact it was Matthew Williamson.
SITTIN’ IN A TREE: Stranger bedfellows there may have been, but still, Marc Jacobs and Lil’ Kim? Apparently, the duo made such a connection backstage at Jacobs’ New York show last month that the designer has asked the singer to be his date to tonight’s Fashion Group International Annual Night of Stars at Cipriani. “If you truly break it down,” she said, “the dynamic between me and Marc makes absolute sense — I love clothes, he loves music and the creative energy between the two of us brings us together.” Lil’ Kim will be wearing Marc Jacobs to the event, appropriate when she presents him with one of the night’s many awards. Too, she said she’s worn his looks — especially Louis Vuitton — for years. “But of course, the media only chooses to run me when I’m dressed much sexier, so people very rarely get to see the simpler, classier and sophisticated side of me.” So does this mean Jacobs will tap her for his next campaign? “Oh, I am praying,” she said. “What an honor that would be!”
WATERLOGGED: When it rains in otherwise drought-ridden Los Angeles, it pours. And the nonstop pelting the area received Tuesday (and into Wednesday) resulted in several regional blackouts — including one affecting more than 1,000 Southern California Edison customers in Culver City — Smashbox Studios, home of fashion week, among them. While pressroom laptops went dark, as well as some of the campus of tents and studios, designer Erica Davies’ show eventually went on, film included, thanks to an onsite generator. A second, larger generator and emergency crews arrived within hours to juice up the remaining four shows that went into the evening. But the real challenge for the fashion flock wasn’t the dimmer environ; even inside some of the tent areas, ponds of rainwater expanded, threatening many a pair of Jimmy Choos.FRANKIE’S JAM: Low-slung denim priestess Daniella Clarke usually strives to deliver a rockin’ good time at her Frankie B fashion shows. And tonight’s presentation will be no exception. A jam session and party follow the runway show — which will also debut her men’s line — fronted by her husband, former Guns ’N Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. Joining him will be Blondie drummer Clem Burke, L.A. Guns bassist Muddy and Skid Row guitarist Snake Sabo. Behind the mike? It’s a surprise, says, Clarke’s camp — although they did let it leak it will be a she.
@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