CHARITY SALE: Kim Basinger hasn't always been known for the chicest of outfit choices (can anyone forget her ill-fated, homemade, white satin Oscar dress in 1990?), but on Thursday she'll stake a claim to celluloid...
CHARITY SALE: Kim Basinger hasn't always been known for the chicest of outfit choices (can anyone forget her ill-fated, homemade, white satin Oscar dress in 1990?), but on Thursday she'll stake a claim to celluloid fashion icon status when Christie's auctions off a selection of her film costumes and award ensembles as part of its biannual Film and Entertainment Memorabilia sale. Proceeds go to the Performing Animal Welfare Society, a charity for abused and retired captive wildlife. Included in the 16 lots Basinger donated are several outfits from "9 1/2 Weeks"; an ivory silk brocade dress from "Batman," estimated at $700 to $900; a full-length white chiffon gown from "L.A. Confidential," estimated at $800 to $1,200, and the sleeveless celadon satin Escada Couture gown, Escada shoes and Kathrine Baumann Collectibles clutch the actress wore to accept her 1998 Academy Award, estimated at $1,500 to $2,500. Take that Joan Rivers.
LINGERIE LIAISONS: Queen Latifah will be expanding her role as spokeswoman for the Curvations bra brand by getting involved in the design process of creating fashion bras for full-figured women. Details of the rap performance artist and actress' involvement in the design process will be unveiled at a press conference Thursday at the VF Intimates offices in New York. The expanded partnership will be part of a "21-year platform, something very ambitious," said a VF spokeswoman, noting that Queen Latifah has been the $100 million brand's "secret weapon" since 2002.
PICTURE PERFECT: Mario Sorrenti, Steven Klein, Tom Sachs, Terry Richardson, Tara Subkoff and Rogan Gregory are expected tonight at Le Book and iD's 25th anniversary blowout at Skylight Studios. Guests will get a glimpse of a retrospective showcasing collaborations with such designers as Maharishi, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix. Photography by Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth and Craig McDean will be on display. But like any major art happening, there will be room for commercialism. As a sponsor, Land Rover will show off its new Range Rover sport vehicle.FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS: With two years to spare before its 100th birthday, the New York City taxi is getting a major makeover. The Design Trust for Public Space and Parsons School of Design are hosting a public workshop Thursday to share ideas. Kurt Andersen will guide the "Designing the Taxi" discussion as moderator, and writer Phil Patton and architects Bruce Fowle and Zack McKown will offer their two cents.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews