CLOTHES CALL: First it was Russell Simmons, then it was Jay-Z, P.Diddy and Jennifer Lopez. Now, Eminem is the next celebrity said to be working on a clothing line. The rapper and star of the movie "8 Mile" is in talks to announce the launch of a...
CLOTHES CALL: First it was Russell Simmons, then it was Jay-Z, P.Diddy and Jennifer Lopez. Now, Eminem is the next celebrity said to be working on a clothing line. The rapper and star of the movie "8 Mile" is in talks to announce the launch of a men’s line, Shady, next year, sources say. While a women’s collection is sure to follow, the licensee for the line remains unclear, but sources pointed to the New York-based Nesi Apparel as a leading contender. Executives at Nesi, which holds the license for Rocawear’s junior collection, would not comment.
A SHOE-IN?: Dusty fashion houses have done it. Sleepy fine jewelry firms have done it. And now, it’s time for down-at-the-heel footwear firms to spice up their image by hiring design talent with name recognition. To wit: Charles Jourdan is in the throes of a search for an artistic director to overhaul its footwear, accessories, stores and advertising. The company’s mum on its intentions, but is said to be aggressively pursuing Patrick Cox.
SOPRANOS MEET PLASTICS: Several "Sopranos" cast members (minus Tony and Carmela) turned out Sunday night at the Upper West Side’s Compass restaurant to celebrate costar Lorraine Bracco’s Broadway opening as Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate." Wearing a black Ralph Lauren cocktail dress, Bracco joked, "Everyone has been trying on my chinchilla from Dennis Basso, I don’t even know where it is." Indeed, even Aida Turturro, who plays Janice, Tony Soprano’s sister, was spotted trying on the black-and-white fur jacket. To that, Bracco threw back her head and laughed before bumming a cigarette.
HAVING MORE FUN: London is ready to celebrate the peroxide set with a book and exhibition dedicated to blondes. The National Portrait Gallery plans to exhibit a "top 20" of British blondes, including Diana, Princess of Wales; Margaret Thatcher; Twiggy and Joely Richardson, in a show running from March 6 to July 6. Another photographic exhibition of blonde women will open at the same time at the Getty Images Gallery. And in March, the photography critic Joanna Pitman will publish "On Blondes," which traces the history of fair hair from ancient myth through the Renaissance to the modern day.
@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