Fashion Scoops: Change of Address … Touche! … Coming Home
CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Intimate showroom presentations appear to have run their course. While many New York designers scaled back their runway shows in the wake of 9/11, Ralph Lauren is making the move back to big with his Sept. 21 show. After staging his...
CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Intimate showroom presentations appear to have run their course. While many New York designers scaled back their runway shows in the wake of 9/11, Ralph Lauren is making the move back to big with his Sept. 21 show. After staging his last two collections in the Lauren showroom on Seventh Avenue and at corporate headquarters on Madison Avenue, the designer has booked the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum at 2 East 91st Street for his spring show. While Lauren executives won’t discuss the designer’s plans for the 7 p.m. presentation on the Saturday of Fashion Week — his first evening show in years — it’s likely he’ll make the most of the elegant environment. After all, Lauren is celebrating his 35th anniversary in business.
TOUCHE!: Madonna contributed not only the dance-techno theme song to the upcoming James Bond film, "Die Another Day," she also offered her services as a swordswoman. She plays a fencing instructor in the film and loved the look so much she brought it to the "Die Another Day" music video filmed in Los Angeles last week. The newly transported designer, Jeremy Scott, did the honors, creating a sexy fencing look for the video.
COMING HOME: Cynthia, say hello to Philippe, Todd and Stephen. It’s been confirmed that Cynthia Rowley will launch a collection of home products in Target Stores called Swell, joining the recent high-profile product launches of Stephen Sprouse, Todd Oldham and Philippe Starck. This confirms a July 10 Fashion Scoop. Details on the line itself are still sketchy, but sources indicated the lifestyle collection will include everything from carpets to comforters and will bow in the spring. Just in time for those recent college graduates who furnished their dorm rooms in Todd Oldham style to fill their first apartments with Cynthia’s Swell.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion