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.”
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
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