Fashion Scoops: Designers Under Wraps…London Bound
DESIGNERS UNDER WRAPS: Actress Michael Michele could easily have taken home the best-dressed prize at Monday’s Women’s Sports Foundation awards dinner, if there was one. With few exceptions, many of the elite athletes were...
DESIGNERS UNDER WRAPS: Actress Michael Michele could easily have taken home the best-dressed prize at Monday’s Women’s Sports Foundation awards dinner, if there was one. With few exceptions, many of the elite athletes were hard-pressed to identify the labels they were wearing. Dominique Dawes said her friends bought her floral halter dress at an outlet store, possibly a BCBG one. Lisa Leslie was more specific. Her Donna Karan dress was a Bloomingdale’s find even though she said she has modeled in a show for the designer.
For her part as a presenter, Michele was dressed in a floor-length, champagne-colored gown. But she was reluctant to offer up the designer’s name. After some hesitation, she said it was from Peter Som.
“I’m a recent fan. I told him I want to put everything [he makes] away in my closet,” she said. “I’m always trying to find new designers who haven’t been overexposed in Hollywood and that has become increasingly more difficult to do.”
LONDON BOUND: After a three-year stint as the fashion director for Henri Bendel, Anna Garner is returning to London as the head of fashion for Selfridges.
“She expressed a desire to move back to London and this opportunity dovetails with her personal goals,” said Ed Burstell, vice president and general manager at Bendel’s. “Of course she’ll be missed here, professionally and personally.”
Garner will be replaced internally by Scott Tepper, who has been the buyer at Bendel’s for seasonal accessories and footwear. Prior to working at Bendel’s, Tepper was the head of merchandising for Villa Moda in Kuwait, specializing in designer apparel and accessories.
“Fashion is a key area for the store and represents a significant part of our business, and we’ll be looking to Anna to position Selfridges at the forefront of the market,” said James Bidwell, marketing director of Selfridges. He added that Garner would start work in the New Year and report to David Riddiford, buying and merchandising director at the retailer. Garner will also oversee men’s, women’s, sportswear, young and couture-level fashion.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@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)