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.
@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)