Fashion Scoops: Diesel Dash … Sexy Shopper … Under the Mallorcan Sun
DIESEL DASH: On Aug. 29, one week before he celebrates Diesel’s 25th anniversary in Italy, founder Renzo Rosso is jetting to Sydney to kick off his first freestanding store in the southern hemisphere — a three-level,...
DIESEL DASH: On Aug. 29, one week before he celebrates Diesel’s 25th anniversary in Italy, founder Renzo Rosso is jetting to Sydney to kick off his first freestanding store in the southern hemisphere — a three-level, 6,400-square-foot Australian flagship on Oxford Street, Paddington. After the opening, Diesel is throwing a party for 1,000 at a mystery harbor location. And with Tony Assness at the helm, it promises to be quite a party.
Besides his fashion extravaganzas at May’s Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, Assness’ other bashes have included the Fox Studios Australia opening for 5,000 people, the “Moulin Rouge” Australian premiere for 3,000, Lachlan Murdoch’s bachelor party on a secluded Sydney beach, and the party Baz Luhrmann and Murdoch held with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Martin, Sarah O’Hare and Collette Dinnigan on New Year’s Eve in 1999 for 400 — for which Assness transformed a heritage yacht into a floating pleasure palace.
Tom and co. won’t be in town for the Diesel do, but Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman might well be — they’re still in the neighborhood shooting the next “Star Wars.” If he turns up, let's hope McGregor doesn’t feel compelled to jump up on Diesel’s lighting rig and scream “I'm the king of the world,” as Cruise did on the New Year’s yacht. “I had to get someone to pull him down,” said Assness. “The insurance at these things is an absolute nightmare.”
SEXY SHOPPER: Despite all those wardrobe changes on “Sex and the City,” Sarah Jessica Parker just can’t get enough fashion. The star popped into Club Monaco’s Fifth Avenue store last Wednesday for a little afternoon shopping. So what were the fashion maven’s finds? A flared skirt in bubblegum pink, a black military-inspired bag, a camisole and a sleek striped halter top. Perfect “Sex” fare.
UNDER THE MALLORCAN SUN: That’s where a team from Henri Bendel spent a weekend, at Sebastian Pons’ family finca. The designer, who had worked for fashion mavericks Miguel Adrover and Alexander McQueen, has culled some one-of-a-kind pieces fashioned from an antique loom, of all things. If all goes well on the Spanish isle, Pon’s designs will be found in Bendel’s this fall.
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)