Fashion Scoops: Black in Business … Designer Spillover … Packed House …
BLACK IN BUSINESS: Madonna, Marc Jacobs, Kate Moss, Elton John, Manolo Blahnik and Norman Foster are among the 25 celebrities who will create one-off, black-inspired pieces of art for a major fashion and...
BLACK IN BUSINESS: Madonna, Marc Jacobs, Kate Moss, Elton John, Manolo Blahnik and Norman Foster are among the 25 celebrities who will create one-off, black-inspired pieces of art for a major fashion and design event to be hosted by Alexander McQueen and American Express. The Black event, which will take place in London on June 3, will celebrate five years of the American Express Centurion black card. Other big names who have agreed to showcase their work include Sam Taylor-Wood, Jade Jagger, Nick Knight and Philip Treacy. The art will be auctioned off during the evening, and the proceeds will go to the London-based charity Lighthouse, which offers services to people in the U.K. living with HIV. McQueen will stage a runway show featuring specially created designs and a selection of archival pieces. American Express will unveil a limited-edition Centurion card, designed by McQueen. More celebrities are expected to confirm and more than 500 guests will attend.
DESIGNER SPILLOVER: Donna Karan, Narciso Rodriguez, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez all beat a path to the Maritime Hotel’s La Bottega Caffé on Monday night — each arriving punctually at 7 p.m. for a cocktail party for the nominees of the Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Awards, which are in the emerging talent category of the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards. (Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour had got the word out that they should arrive on time.) Apart from nominees — Derek Lam, Zac Posen, Patrick Robinson, Eugenia Kim, Anthony Camargo and David Nakard — designers on hand included those from a range of generations — Arnold Scaasi, Richard Bengtsson, Peter Som, Alice Roi, Patricia Underwood, Marc Bouwer and Sandy Dalal.If that’s not enough, there happened to be another set of designers downstairs at Maritime’s other restaurant, Matsuri, where Som headed afterward. While Betsey Johnson arrived and left early, the big arrivals were fashion’s king and queen of minimalism — Calvin Klein and Jil Sander — who were seated in neighboring booths. Klein dined with Bianca Jagger and Christopher Makos, while Sander hosted stylist Joe McKenna, publicist Marion Greenberg and a posse of seven friends. (And, upon her exit, Sander did stop by to say a polite hello to Klein.)
PACKED HOUSE: La Grenouille was buzzing during lunchtime Tuesday with a center-table party for Betsey Bloomingdale attended by Lynn Wyatt, Nan Kempner and Kenneth Jay Lane, among others. Lane, dapper in a tan linen suit and lilac tie, said he’d just returned from Rome and, more importantly, his first visit ever to Naples. Wyatt, meanwhile, was in town drumming up support for the Houston Opera, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year with concerts by everyone from Renee Fleming to Sir Elton John. “I want to make it approachable,” said Wyatt, wearing a black pinstriped trouser suit, a vivid orange satin shirt and a natty electric blue silk pocket square.
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