Fashion Scoops: Cleaned Out…Hicks’ New Digs…Hacked Off?…Deep Thoughts…
CLEANED OUT: You’d think that, with multiple mansions, most people would be able to make room for their art collection, no matter how big it is. But that’s not true for Sir Elton John and David Furnish, who have...
CLEANED OUT: You’d think that, with multiple mansions, most people would be able to make room for their art collection, no matter how big it is. But that’s not true for Sir Elton John and David Furnish, who have cleared out their Queensdale Place home in London’s Holland Park and put the contents up for sale at Christie’s. The nearly 500 items range from Andy Warhol Mao prints to stunning oil paintings by the 20th-century British artist Glyn Philpot to Art Deco furniture and dozens of multiplatinum awards for John’s singles and albums. “It sounds bizarre with so many homes, but we had run out of wall space, so we decided about a year ago to make a change,” said Furnish at the preview of the auction, which will take place on Tuesday. “I’m going to miss these things — the house holds a lot of memories,” he added. “Elton and I had our first date there, and it’s where Elton moved when he came out of treatment.”
HICKS’ NEW DIGS: Allegra Hicks is growing up — and out. The designer has just moved into a 3,000-square-foot store and showroom in Knightsbridge, on the corner of Cadogan Gardens and Pont Street. The shop, with interiors designed by Allegra’s husband, Ashley Hicks, showcases all of the designer’s collections, including ready-to-wear, caftans and loungewear, home furnishings fabrics, home accessories and even decks of cards in which she decked out the King, Queen and Jack in her signature prints. Guests at the opening party on Tuesday night included Jessica de Rothschild, Mario Testino and Ashley’s sister, India Hicks.
HACKED OFF? If — according to the British tabloids — Kate Moss is indeed having an affair with Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie— then her boyfriend, Jefferson Hack, is taking the news really well. And so is Gillespie’s girlfriend, stylist Katy England. Or so it seems. Gillespie, Hack, England — and Alexander McQueen — were all spotted chatting happily before the Sophia Kokosalaki show on Tuesday night. The British tabloids reported the alleged affair earlier this month after snapping Moss, who was leaving a restaurant holding hands with Gillespie.DEEP THOUGHTS: Paris and Nicky Hilton talked to Oprah Winfrey about the lives of the wild and wealthy at a taping of her show Monday. The show, titled “Born Rich,” let Oprah’s audience in on a little secret: the girls really do work for their dough these days — well, at least some of it. Nicky has her handbag line and Paris, while filming her reality show “Simple Life,” learned all about what it was like to do an honest day’s work while toiling in a fast-food restaurant.
Cashing out with only $40 profit, she told Winfrey, she realized a single lunch at the Ivy would equal, like, five days of work. The Winfrey team has not yet set an air date for the show.
NO FUR PAM: PETA-friendly Pamela Anderson has nixed her promise to wear outfits from a smattering of British designers to host tonight’s British Style Awards.
Racks of clothes from John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald and other designers were waiting for her in a Hyde Park hotel Tuesday, but she put them aside after learning the designers work with fur and leather.
Anderson’s pal and PETA vice president Dan Mathews shuttled her to Stella McCartney’s studio for a back-up plan. Following in the footsteps of her late mother, Linda McCartney, an avid PETA supporter, Stella does not use fur or leather.
Meanwhile, the designer threw her support behind the charity Peace One Day, an organization that promoted the U.N.’s annual International Day that was held Sunday. McCartney designed a lilac, cap-sleeved T-shirt, scattered with doves. On Saturday, Peace One Day held a music event at Brixton Academy in South London, where Joseph Fiennes read a letter onstage from the Dalai Lama and top British music artists, including Badly Drawn Boy and Faithless, performed live.
TITILLATING TOPSHOP: It won’t be hard to spot the fashion editors wearing their press freebies from Topshop. On Wednesday, the groovy high-street retailer sent out ceramic nipple tassels — and detailed instructions about how to apply them — to various London scribes in order to promote the launch of their racy new lingerie department at the Oxford Circus flagship. Although the store will not be stocking said tassels, it will offer a choice of baby-doll nightgowns, garter belts, bed jackets, tap pants, satin eye masks and fluffy mules. The newly designed space is illustrated with pictures of the female body, wallpaper-style, along one wall. Brazilian lingerie designer Madame V has also done an exclusive capsule range for the collection.DIANE’S DAY: Diane von Furstenberg whipped through London like the social tornado she is, partying with the Garrard folks and being feted for the opening of her first London store — and first European shop — in Notting Hill. On Tuesday night, she was the special guest at a dinner hosted by British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman and Ronnie Cooke Newhouse at the Electric Brasserie with guests who included Barry Diller, Jonathan Newhouse, Alexandra Miller and her beau, Tim Jefferies, Jade Jagger and Sophie Dahl.
@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
@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)