CLOTHES CALL: If Diana Ross ever tires of diva-dom, she might consider a second career as a fashion buyer. “I have always had an eye for artistic talent, especially clothes,” Ross boasted from her front-row perch Tuesday at Christian Dior, where she was seated next to luxury titan Bernard Arnault. Apparently as big a fan of Dior designer John Galliano as the LVMH boss, Ross recalled that she bought a coat from Galliano’s graduation collection from Central Saint Martins after spying it in the window at Browns in London. “I still have it!” she cooed. Down the row, Julianne Moore, in Paris with her husband, Bart Freundlich, said she would spend a few days in the City of Light “just enjoying myself. Paris is like New York — you can just walk around and find all of these great little places.” Moore said next month she’ll start filming “Freedomland,” based on the book by Richard Prince. “It’s a story about racism,” said Moore, noting that her character plays a “woman who works in the projects.”
SOMETHING BLUE?: “Are you kidding?” Dita Von Teese asked, laughing at the suggestion that she might wear a white gown when she weds her rock-star fiancé, Marilyn Manson. “I won’t wear black, either.” What Von Teese will do, however, is don a Vivienne Westwood creation when she walks down the aisle. “I’m in her hands,” the burlesque performer disclosed at Westwood’s show on Tuesday. But Von Teese is keeping quiet about the date of the nuptials. “It got out in the press and we had to change it,” she explained. “Some things have to remain secret.”
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Mes amis, it’s winter, and the 21st century. And the idea of viewing the newest fall collections while sitting in a dingy, unheated space is absolutely barbaric. So next year, how about all indoor venues have functioning central heat?REI OF LIGHT: Rei Kawakubo, who created a collection for Junya Watanabe in 1992, is letting another acolyte get a share of the spotlight at Comme des Garçons. On Sunday, Tao Kuriharo, a seven-year veteran of the house and the current designer of its Tricot line, will introduce a new Tao Comme des Garçons collection. The house is keeping details of the line under wraps until then.
TWO’S COMPANY: Jane editor in chief Jane Pratt hasn’t been around in Milan and Paris this season because of double duty at home. Word is that Pratt is pregnant with twins and is on doctor’s orders not to fly until her second trimester. Now Pratt, her daughter, Charlotte, who is age 2, and Pratt’s significant other, Andrew Shaifer, are priming for a bigger family beyond her clan of readers.
DRAWING THE LINE: Maggie Cheung may be biding her time before jumping into another film role, but the Hong Kong-based actress said she has no problem filling her down time. “I’ve been drawing a lot,” said Cheung, who recently played a junkie in “Clean.” “It’s been a hobby of mine for a long time.”
Front row at Balenciaga on Tuesday morning, Cheung also has been enjoying going to fashion shows. “What’s nice about it in Paris is that it’s like family,” she said. “You know the designer and they call you up to invite you. It makes it more personal when you buy the clothes.”
RUSSIAN DRESSING: “More Russian than this, you would drop dead,” said Aliona Gorchakoff-Dieterichs Monday night, describing her debut fine jewelry collection on display at her friend Azzedine Alaïa’s expansive digs in the Marais. Made with enormous Iranian turquoise stones, diamonds, rubies and emeralds, her pieces sparkled like snow on the onion-shaped domes of Moscow’s famed St. Basil’s Cathedral. Dodie Rosenkrans rushed over to congratulateGorchakoff-Dieterichs and extended her hand. “Wait, let me take off my glove,” Rosenkrans yelped. “No, please, you don’t have to,” the designer said, blushing with pride. Also perusing the baubles was Catherine Deneuve, wearing a fur to ward off the chill.
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)