Fashion Scoops: Both Sides of the Fence … Countdown … Well-Heeled Thieves …
BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE: No matter which way Tuesday’s election is called, Kenneth Cole will be ready with a joke. The designer is planning to create two billboards in the New York area to reflect its outcome: If Kerry wins,...
BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE: No matter which way Tuesday’s election is called, Kenneth Cole will be ready with a joke. The designer is planning to create two billboards in the New York area to reflect its outcome: If Kerry wins, the billboards will read, “Looks like the left lane is the right one. Kerry On.” If Bush wins, it’s “The Votes are in. Here’s hoping the right lane isn’t wrong.”
Cole’s latest pun will replace what motorists along the Long Island Expressway and the West Side Highway have passed in the weeks leading up to the election: “Every so often we renew our search for intelligent life. It’s called an election.”
COUNTDOWN: Along with re-creating an installation featured at the Antwerp launch of a book celebrating his 50th collection, designer Dries Van Noten is planning to turn the fifth floor of Barneys New York into a veritable screening room of his career at a party hosted by Polly Mellen on Thursday night. The designer is installing 49 projectors that will air the video from his consecutive collections — all but the very first, that is, as he wasn’t able to turn up any filmed copy of that show.
WELL-HEELED THIEVES: Unsuspecting accessories designers at last week’s Gen Art fashion show in Santa Monica, Calif., got an unwelcome surprise when they discovered they’d been hit. Among the stolen items were several handbags from designer Kim White and C-label shoes. The thieves struck in the midst of postshow mayhem. Gen Art program manager Lee Trimble calls it a case of “greedy fashionistas. It’s sad for the designers, because they’re fledgling, and the entire reason they are doing the show is to increase exposure for their line.”
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion