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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty