CAPTAIN AMERICA: Gwyneth Paltrow took a moment to dispel the latest rumors about her leaving the public eye (as if!) at the premiere of “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” Tuesday night in L.A.
“No, no, no. I think people write things in order to sell papers,” she said. “What I’ve said is that I just had a baby four months ago and for the next couple months I’d like to be with her and then we’ll see. I’m open to it.”
Paltrow also said she won’t be abandoning her native country anytime soon, either. “I love America,” she said. “I love Europe. And I love that I get to live in all the cities and have the best of both worlds.”
Even though Paltrow’s co-star, Angelina Jolie, dressed the part of the demure starlet for the evening, Jolie called her flight-commando character her type of woman. Why?
“I love a woman in an eye patch, leather and a bad attitude!”
KAMALI’S COUNTDOWN: As she has throughout her 36-year career in fashion, Norma Kamali is going against the grain yet again. Instead of joining the rest of the designer pack in paying top dollar to amass their ateliers’ long-lost archives, the doyenne of modern dressing is selling four decades worth of jersey dresses, padded-shoulder jumpsuits and wild wedge shoes to vintage hot shop Resurrection. The 5,000 pieces and counting, stored in a New Jersey warehouse, will go on sale Nov. 8 at Resurrection’s New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo stores, as well as at Collette in Paris. “I just decided one day I didn’t want to hold on to these things anymore, and that was that,” Kamali said. And that’s not all. She’s also decided, after two decades, she’s had enough of her 10,000-square-foot temple on West 56th Street. Only a year after whitewashing it to reflect XV, her new wellness line of topical and edible products, Kamali listed the building for sale this summer with Cushman & Wakefield. For the designer, tomorrow is about her successful Internet business and smaller shops in the 700-square-foot range. “People don’t have time to shop any more in large spaces. If they do, they will go to a Costco,” she declared. But she’s isn’t calling for the death of retail yet. “We still want the experience. But the experience has to change with the times.”
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)