Fashion Scoops: Cambon Capers … Singing Along … Rock and Royal
CAMBON CAPERS: Karl Lagerfeld, having slimmed himself down 90 pounds, has now put his Chanel couture audience on a diet. The July 9 runway affair will take place at Chanel's storied Rue Cambon salons, which have recently been renovated under...
CAMBON CAPERS: Karl Lagerfeld, having slimmed himself down 90 pounds, has now put his Chanel couture audience on a diet. The July 9 runway affair will take place at Chanel's storied Rue Cambon salons, which have recently been renovated under Lagerfeld's direction--but not enlarged. The space can accommodate only 140 guests per show: one for clients and another for press. After doing a few big couture spectacles--one in a tent in the Tuileries, another at a public school--Lagerfeld said he wanted a change. "This collection is very couture," he said. "I want people to really see it up close. It would be a little lost in a big room. I was in the mood for something intimate. It'll be a real couture show." Normally, Chanel invites between 800 and 900 people to its shows, so it's bracing for disappointment. Major magazines will be offered no more than two or three seats, maximum. Marie-Louise de Clermont-Tonnerre, head of international public relations for Chanel, sent out apology letters Tuesday explaining the decision and promising to dispatch swiftly press kits and photos to the hundreds shut out. Also, the show will be broadcast on French cable station Paris Premiere later that night--with the designer offering commentary.SINGING ALONG: The main floor at the party for Entertainment Weekly's annual It list Monday night at Milk Studios was a smorgasbord of journalists, ad execs and celebrities, but the biggest surprise was an actually sober looking Macy Gray, who showed up at 10 p.m. and did an entire live set for the audience of 500. And though the junior level ad execs and Hollywood starlets (Hayden Christensen and Heather Graham) didn't quite know what to do with DJ John Digweed's set of tech-house and trance, people still had a good time. Graham stood around talking while Christensen graciously accepted numerous requests of single young women who wanted to have their pictures taken with him. And across the way, Monica Lewinsky discussed the merits of Moby, who was standing against the wall. "I just think he's awesome. His first album, "Play," was like a Rorschach test. No one knows the names of any of the songs but they know the numbers." Actually, Monica, Moby was around long before Play's songs got put into car commercials, but it's a cute thought.ROCK AND ROYAL: London's Royal Academy thundered with drum beats and electric guitar on Monday evening at a flower-filled summer ball to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee and raise money for the Academy. Guests, including Conrad and Barbara Black, Rob and Kim Hersov, Domenico and Eleanor De Sole, Cosima and Riccardo Pavoncelli, Nicholas and Georgina Coleridge, Tim Jeffries, and Leonard and Evelyn Lauder--who had arrived that day from the WWD Beauty CEO Summit in Evian, France--danced to everything from Cole Porter tunes to the score from "Grease." Eleanor De Sole, despite having her ankle in a cast, hopped and hobbled on the dance floor to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive." Leonard Lauder, however, preferred chatting to cha-cha. Asked by a fellow guest what he did for a living, the low-key Lauder replied: "I sell lipsticks.""
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews