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.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.