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.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)