Fashion Scoops: Bubbling Up at Burberry … Size Small … Mark Your Calendars …
BUBBLING UP AT BURBERRY: Gucci Group’s Pascal Perrier is Burberry-bound. Currently Gucci Group’s director of licensing and business development, Perrier is expected to join the British fashion firm in April, a Burberry...
BUBBLING UP AT BURBERRY: Gucci Group’s Pascal Perrier is Burberry-bound. Currently Gucci Group’s director of licensing and business development, Perrier is expected to join the British fashion firm in April, a Burberry spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday. Previously, Perrier was chief executive officer at Balenciaga. He has also worked at Yves Saint Laurent, Celine and Shiseido. At Burberry, he succeeds Marcella Cacci, who last month was named president of Burberry Fragrances at Inter Parfums.
SIZE SMALL: “I’m Auntie Mary,” Stella McCartney’s big sister declared Thursday morning at the Stella McCartney show, her camera dangling from her neck after shooting the backstage scene. As reported, the designer, who gave birth to her first child a week ago, did not make it to Paris for her fashion show. But Mary got it all on film. In fact, she’s documented each of Stella’s shows since the start of her career. Asked if she might check out some children’s wear stores in Paris for her new nephew, Miller, McCartney confessed that she’s tempted. “I have to stop myself already,” she said. “When clothes [are] mini size, it’s really hard to resist.”
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The fashion flock might be ecstatic about the winding down of the European season, but there’s another fashion week just around the corner for the diehards. The schedule has finally been announced for Los Angeles designers showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios from March 16-20, and the return this season of hometown stars Michelle Mason, Grey Ant and Magda Berliner, along with the runway debuts of knit queen Suss Cousins, Meghan (who counts Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie as clients of her over-the-top looks) and newcomer Carlos Rosario is re-charging interest in the city even holding shows. At a meet-and-greet held last month at the Beverly Hilton penthouse, Smashbox’s Davis Factor and 7th on Sixth’s Fern Mallis and her team entertained nearly 100 participants and supporters, including retailers Tracey Ross and Cameron Silver. Among the buzz: Dolce and Geisha restaurants — sidelines of actors Ashton Kutcher and Wilmer Valderrama — will serve as on-site restaurants and bars, and celebrity stylist Tod Hallman is doing designer Kevan Hall’s presentation again. The calendars are available at mbfashionweek.com and at the California Market Center’s site, fashionweekla.com.CASUAL WEAR: French actress Marion Cotillard had the word “Elvis” emblazoned on her sweater, but when asked if she was a fan, she assumed the question was about the garment’s designer. “It’s Zadig & Voltaire. All young French actresses wear it,” she said, motioning to peers like Elsa Zylberstein just down the row at the Celine show on Thursday. Oops. Shouldn’t they be wearing Celine? “You don’t have to,” she purred. Cotillard, who just scooped up a Cesar for her supporting role in “A Very Long Engagement,” has four films in the works this year, and will play Edith Piaf in an upcoming feature. But she said she wouldn’t attempt the songs herself. “I don’t think I’m ready for that. She had a very special voice.”
THURM’S OF ENDEARMENT: The big stars continue to turn out for Paris Fashion Week. Uma Thurman, star of Louis Vuitton’s current ad campaign, is expected in the flesh Sunday when Marc Jacobs presents his latest collection for the French house.
ART SMARTS:Louise MacBain, the vivacious Canadian business tycoon, swooped into Paris Wednesday to show off her latest purchase: the fashion magazine Spoon, which has been revamped to reflect her art-world sensibility. “It links the different disciplines of the arts and performing arts,” MacBain said at a cocktail party at the Museum of Fashion and Textiles at the Louvre, where she mounted the grand staircase to address a room filled with fashion’s finest. LTB Holding Ltd., publisher of Art + Auction and Modern Painters, quietly added the defunct Spoon to its portfolio last April. Björk graces the cover of the March/April issue. A budding expert in the art of acquisitions, MacBain announced the launch of artinfo.com, a database covering fine and decorative arts, and hinted a fresh acquisition would be announced next week.
WELCOME HOME: The town of Katonah, N.Y., is getting ready for Martha Stewart’s release from prison today. Shopkeepers in Katonah, about 2 miles from Stewart’s home in Bedford, were contacted to see if they had parking areas for large news trucks to park. “I got a call from Fox News asking if I had a parking lot, but I don’t so I told them to contact the restaurant next door,” said Gaynor Scott, owner of Boo Girls, a young contemporary shop, and Sticky Fingers, a children’s boutique. To get into the homecoming spirit, Scott called Juicy Couture and asked if she could get a hold of their “Juicy Loves Martha” T-shirts to display on mannequins in her store windows. They were expected to arrive by Fed Ex this morning.TAKING IT TO THE STREET: If they don’t come to you, go to them. At least that’s what Amsterdam’s Fashion Institute Arnhem did by bringing nine graduating students to show in Paris. But, in an unorthodox move, program director Angelique Westerhof is having her students hit the pavement, so to speak, by staging “guerrilla” shows. “We’re doing three a day outside major shows for three days,” said Westerhof as student Barbara de Ru presented a collection inspired by medieval armor outside after Stella McCartney Thursday. “I thought it was a good way for them to attract press attention. But we weren’t expecting snow.” Westerhof has also rented a showroom on Rue Saint-Honoré for the students to show off their wares.
OPENING DOORS: Viewers of the “Bachelorette” finale Monday night saw Jerry Ferris propose to Jen Schefft with a Harry Winston three-stone ring of radiant cut diamonds, which she ultimately rejected (along with Jerry).
However, viewers may not have realized that Jerry and Harry Winston have a long history together and it’s not because he was such a good customer. Jerry was employed as the luxury jeweler’s doorman on Fifth Avenue for three years. “People were in love with him. As gorgeous as he was, he was equally charming,” said a spokeswoman for Harry Winston. When he left more than two years ago, Harry Winston tried out numerous doormen, but none worked out. “Now people open the door themselves. We were never able to replace Jerry,” she said.
Meanwhile, more than a dozen people have come into the New York salon this week looking for Jerry’s ring.
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
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye