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CHRISTIAN ROCK: If fashion were music, what would it sound like? The world will find out in September when Malcolm McLaren releases his next album, "Diorama," musically detailing the history of the house of Christian Dior. "It’s a wonderful way...
CHRISTIAN ROCK: If fashion were music, what would it sound like? The world will find out in September when Malcolm McLaren releases his next album, "Diorama," musically detailing the history of the house of Christian Dior. "It’s a wonderful way of making a record," McLaren said on the sidelines of the Veronique Branquinho show Friday night. "I’m using all that French music that surrounded [Christian Dior], all the way up to the present day with Johnny boy [John Galliano]."
So what does Dior sound like?
"It sounds elegant, foreboding at times, and childish, too," McLaren said. Meanwhile, McLaren is also dabbling in journalism. He’s writing an article for Condé Nast Traveler about the fashionable thalassotherapy spa in Quiberon, and it sounds more taxing than music.
"For two weeks I was pushed and shoved and baked and beaten and hosed off," he said. "I felt great."
THE SKINNY: Alexander McQueen is not coming out with any diet book, but he’s sure giving Karl Lagerfeld a run for his money in the slim department. Dressed all in baggy whites when he took his bow at his show on Saturday, McQueen looked like a sliver of the moon.
He declined to discuss his vanishing act, but a spokeswoman attributed his ongoing transformation to exercise, healthy living and eating. To wit: McQueen didn’t show up for his post-show cocktail party at Maxim’s. Yet Kate Moss, who made a brief appearance at the club after sitting front row at McQueen’s show, relished participating in fashion as a spectator after so many years on the runway.
"It’s fabulous watching the whole thing," she said.
ROMAN HOLIDAY: "I don’t know too much about women’s fashions," film director Roman Polanski confessed as he filed into Helmut Lang’s show Friday afternoon. "But I like his men’s wear."
Polanski, whose received an Academy Award nomination for "The Pianist," wore Lang when he received a Caesar award for the film last month. "I like the way he cuts. I’m not so easy to fit," the diminutive filmmaker said, pausing for a moment, and then clarifying, "You know, my shoulders are wide."
ROLLING STONE: Organizers of Friday’s Celine show insisted the show did not start late because of the tardy arrival of Sharon Stone. But even if it had, Stone had a decent excuse. En route, her car was pulled over by French police for a random check.
While the chauffeur negotiated a speedy release, Stone signed autographs and posed for pictures. When she finally arrived front-row, she waxed on about the virtues of collections by Michael Kors, which she described as avant-garde but wearable.
"They’re clothes that aren’t the one-time wear," she said. "They’re not just a glamour shot, and you’re done."
After the show, she posed for some more glamour shots and was done. There was no sign of Stone at the Celine after-party, dubbed "Boogie Nights" to celebrate its signature handbag. But Kors wasn’t complaining for lack of fun.
"When you’ve got a handbag named after a party, you’ve got to throw one," he said. "And after all this fashion, I deserve to blow off a little steam."
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)