COMEBACK KATE: Kate Moss, only recently out of a rehab clinic, has already bagged at least one advertising campaign. French accessories firm Longchamp confirmed Tuesday that Moss is the star of its upcoming spring campaign, shot last week by photographer Mario Sorrenti at Industria Studios in New York.
CALLING ZAC: Zac Posen got a new nickname when he was in Houston last Thursday for a fashion show and cocktail party to benefit Best Buddies International at Neiman Marcus. "We're going to start calling him 'Zac the Knife' because he's so on the cutting edge," cooed Nancy Dinerstein, decked out in Posen from shoulders to shins. "There have got to be at least 25 women here wearing my clothes," exclaimed Posen as he eyed the crowd. The Zac Pack was indeed out in force, including event chairman Becca Cason Thrash in embroidered pants with a fox-trimmed cape; Debra Grierson in a chiffon gown with a long train; Mary Beth Aspromonte in a bilevel chiffon gown; Barbara Gamson, Lisa France, Karen Pulaski and Phoebe Tudor in similar short Posen cocktail dresses, and Allison Sarofim (in from New York), plastic surgeon Lisa Santos and Greggory Fields Burk.
After the show, the crowd headed to the Thrash mansion for cocktails and a midnight breakfast, but not before some of them made stops at fast-food drive-ins to tide them over until midnight, or back at their own houses to change clothes (hey, it's Houston). But all didn't end well for Thrash — at 2:30 a.m., as she was making her final swirl through the soiree, she slipped on the black granite floor and fractured her tailbone. "I guess this gives new meaning to 'pain in the a--,'" she moaned.
BLUE'S CLUES: Miss Sixty is the latest European to be lured by New York Fashion Week. WWD has learned the Italian denim giant plans to make its runway debut in Manhattan next February. The event looks set to be a rock 'n' roll affair, with Miss Sixty's irreverent muse, actress-cum-model-cum-DJ Asia Argento, set to open the show. "We want to position ourselves as a ready-to-wear brand, not just a denim brand," said Emily Liu, Miss Sixty's U.S. director of marketing.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)