Fashion Scoops: Cavalli’s Horses … Movies and Mags … Lulu Juice …
CAVALLI’S HORSES: His clothes may be covered in leopard spots and zebra stripes, but Roberto Cavalli’s favorite animal is much tamer. With a last name that means horses in Italian, it’s no surprise the designer not only...
CAVALLI’S HORSES: His clothes may be covered in leopard spots and zebra stripes, but Roberto Cavalli’s favorite animal is much tamer. With a last name that means horses in Italian, it’s no surprise the designer not only raises horses, but has been collecting statues of them for most of his adult life. Now, however, Cavalli is putting his money where his name is by taking his passion to the next level — racing. On Wednesday night, for the first time, Cavalli’s horse, Love Money, not only raced at Milan’s Hippodrome, but won. The jockey, Mirco Demuro, took his fashion cue from Cavalli and sported a leopard print jacket and beret.
MOVIES AND MAGS: Who’d have pegged Sissy Spacek for a party hopper? Wednesday night she walked the press line at a screening of her new movie, “A Home at the End of the World,” in a black suit and on the arm of her daughter, Schuyler Fisk, who sported a black Marc Jacobs dress. Skipping the movie entirely, the pair changed into jeans (at least Fisk’s were Abercrombie) and zipped to the Hotel Gansevoort for the launch of the A&F Magazine in which Fisk is featured as an up-and-comer. (Though she has yet to release an album, she compares her sound with Sheryl Crow’s.) “It’s just been such a busy night for both of us,” Spacek said as she raced to the Maritime for the after-party for the film. “So many parties!”
Also at the Abercrombie launch were showbiz offspring Dimitri Hamlin (son of Harry), Jack Huston (grandson of John, nephew of Anjelica) and Ivanka Trump (daughter of Donald), as well as Abercrombie shutterbug Bruce Weber.
LULU JUICE: Designer Lulu Guinness proved that Wednesday night’s rain was nothing a little Cointreau and charitable shopping couldn’t brighten up. The British handbag maven, dressed in a chic black dress, pearls and red lipstick, welcomed guests at her Bleecker Street boutique to honor her participation in Contreau’s Cointreauversial” ad campaign. Warmed perhaps by Guinness’ sangria (Remy Martin, Piper Heidsick, Cointreau, grape juice and fruit) and snacks from Da Silvano, guests such as Charlotte Ronson, Lucy Sykes and her pregnant sister Alice spilled out of the tiny boutique and onto the sidewalk. Fifteen percent of the sales inside were donated to Safe Space, a New York City charity for underprivileged and abused children.GOODBYE, FERRAGAMO: Four months into the job, Fulvio Zendrini has resigned as international head of communications and advertising at Ferragamo, just as the Ferragamos are investing to build a solid management team to be more competitive and boost sales.
Zendrini was part of a trio hired by the family, which includes Herve Martin as product general manager and Nathalie Gervais as creative director. The family made no secret of wanting to give the appointees more authority and control. A source close to the $600 million luxury goods group said Zendrini, whose versatile characteristics spilled over to other sectors, resigned because of conflicting viewpoints with Martin and other key staff members.
“I think what’s so interesting about the #MeToo movement and this whole new wave of feminism in general, is that women are finally seeing, ’Oh I can start my own company, oh I can lear to code, oh I can leave my nine-to-five job and do the thing I want to do,” said @brooklyndecker ahead of her @sxsw talk for @createcultivate. The former model took the stage to share wisdom about networking and female-driven entrepreneurship. #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.