Fashion Scoops: Dining with Tom … Saville Show … Spotted
DINING WITH TOM: Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier was in New York last week, hosting a dinner for friends at Sky Studios, with Rocco DiSpirito acting as private chef and Robert Isabell creating a decor for the likes of...
DINING WITH TOM: Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier was in New York last week, hosting a dinner for friends at Sky Studios, with Rocco DiSpirito acting as private chef and Robert Isabell creating a decor for the likes of Jeff Klein, Kimora Lee Simmons, Damon Dash, Lulu Kwiatowski and Susan Fales-Hill. The next day, Cornelia Guest threw a lunch at Cipriani for the visiting designer and friends like Prince Dmitri of Yugoslavia, Kathy Hilton and Marilyn Gaulthier.
GREEN AND GREEN: Boston’s emerald necklace (the one made of its parks and beloved Public Gardens) was the cause celebré at the Green & White Bash May 30, held at the city’s Ritz Carlton and under the stars. Chanel sponsors the annual fete, which raises money so the famous swan boats can glide around the gardens, the fountains burble and the Park Rangers recover those children who wander from their parents. This year, $102,000 was raised in the evening’s auction alone. Final figures weren’t available at press time.
“Arie feels so connected to the charities here, particularly the Public Garden,” a Chanel spokeswoman said, referring to Boston native and Chanel president Arie Kopelman.
Many lovelies turned up clothed head-to-toe in the label, including several who reside Eloise-like at the Ritz and fritter their days in the first-floor boutique. “I spend way too much time in there,” admitted Ruth Remis, one such guilty party.
CIA director George Tenet and Robert and Sandy Krakoff, parents of Coach creative director Reed Krakoff, were also in attendance. While Tenet was guarded about national secrets, the elder Krakoff was concerned about companies prying into the secret of his son’s and Coach’s success.
“I know they study him,” joked Krakoff. “I just hope they don’t figure it out.”
SAVILLE SHOW: London’s Design Museum has opened its doors to the first retrospective of the British art director, Peter Saville. Best known for his record sleeve designs in the late Seventies and Eighties, Saville worked with bands including Joy Division, New Order, the Buzzcocks and Wham. After founding the fabled Manchester record label, Factory Records, Saville went on to work for designers including Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, Yohji Yamamoto, Hubert de Givenchy and Pringle, as well as art institutions including the Pompidou Center. He is currently working on the Pirelli calendar with photographer Nick Knight.“The Peter Saville Show” showcases “Madchester” memorabilia including Factory Record posters, sketches, flyers and record sleeves and fashion work. There are the Yamamoto ad campaigns that Saville art directed in the Nineties, and pieces from Raf Simmons’ fall 2002 collection that Saville helped create. The show, which opened last week, runs until Sept. 14.
SPOTTED: British artist Damien Hirst is moving from the gallery to the great outdoors. The artist has put his trademark spot design on a new boat that plies the Thames along London’s Southbank, stopping at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. The $3.3 million Australian-built catamaran has been nicknamed the Tate to Tate, and boasts 2,500 spots in 35 colors. During the 18-minute journey between museums, passengers can watch a video featuring Hirst’s contemporaries, Anish Kapoor and Sam Taylor-Wood, talking about the galleries. The boat art is free — but a ticket to ride is $7.
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)