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.""
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“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