BOOK SMARTS:Reed Krakoff is adding yet another title to his name. The president and executive creative director of Coach has become a publisher. Krakoff hosted a party on Monday night at Bergdorf Goodman to celebrate the launch of his second tome, "Lalanne," which he worked on in collaboration with New York gallery owner Paul Kasmin and London gallery owner Ben Brown to feature the work of French artists Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. The book, which will be distributed by D.A.P., is in anticipation of the Lalannes' first solo exhibition in the U.S. in 15 years. It opens at the Paul Kasmin Gallery on Thursday. "I have been a fan of the Lalannes' work for a long time," said Krakoff, who attended the event with his wife, Delphine, who is expecting their third child in December. "Working on a book about the artists allows me to really get to know the work, and in turn, it always leads to something in my work."
Krakoff said the Lalannes' use of handworked metals has been his latest inspiration, which he already put to use creating a sleeve for a limited-edition version of the book to be sold at Bergdorf's. The sleeve is designed from a python that is finished with a bronze sheen. It will encase 10 books to be sold at $895.
TO A T: Craving an original Francisco Costa design without worrying whether it will fit? Thursday night's Fashion for Action benefit's silent auction will include original artwork of the limited-edition T-shirt design that the Calvin Klein Collection designer — an honorary chair of Housing Works — created for the occasion. Also for sale: a Stephen Burrows bias-cut silk chiffon gown, a Marc Jacobs purse, a Carla Closet consultation, a haircut with Gabriel at the John Sahag Workshop and a three-night stay at the Loews Miami Beach. Thursday kicks off the five-day event, the remainder of which will be devoted to a sale of designer clothing from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Valentino and (of course) Calvin Klein, at up to 90 percent off retail. All proceeds go to Housing Works.LEGEND IN THE MAKING: Even Chelsea Clinton understands the importance of impressing a new boss. Clinton, who was scheduled to join the Movado Group for a luncheon Tuesday at New York's Per Se honoring ballerina Kathryn Morgan as one of its Future Legends, dismissed herself before the meal even began. Clinton cited her recently acquired job at Avenue Capital Group, a hedge fund that manages about $12 billion in assets. Morgan, an 18-year-old from Mobile, Ala., who is enrolled as a full-time student at the School of American Ballet and is an apprentice with New York City Ballet, admitted she was a little overwhelmed meeting Clinton and the 75 or so people at the luncheon. But the up-and-comer just might soon get used to the attention. She is dancing in the New York City Ballet's opening performance of "Carousel," choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.
Future Legends was developed in celebration of its 125 years in business and seeks to nurture artists who have shown exceptional promise early in their careers. Five Future Legends were chosen this year, including Morgan, jazz pianist Jonathan Batiste, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and dancers Aaron Rogers and Tyrell V. Rolle.
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