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.
“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)