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.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)