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.
@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)