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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."
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye