DONATELLA’S RIDE: Donatella Versace just can’t avoid the limelight. Italian press reports last week said three policemen in September apparently escorted the designer to her villa in Moltrasio, Como, on government time....
DONATELLA’S RIDE: Donatella Versace just can’t avoid the limelight. Italian press reports last week said three policemen in September apparently escorted the designer to her villa in Moltrasio, Como, on government time. The accounts said that Versace was traveling in her private car and the police, on duty to patrol the highway, helped the designer avoid a weekend traffic jam. The officers are being investigated for allegedly acting without official permission, and providing an escort usually allowed only during emergencies. A Versace spokesman described the reports as “ridiculous.”
POSEN POPS A CORK: Zac Posen has a new trick up his sleeve. A partnership has been announced with Moët & Chandon for a limited-edition Zac Posen champagne bottle cover to be released this year. The sleeve is patterned after Posen’s intricate studded legwear, which he showed last month during his fall runway presentation. The accessory proved versatile, worn as a hair scrunchy, arm accessory or a look Posen particularly liked — scrunched up and bubbling out the top of a favorite pair of boots. Posen said of the collaboration, “Champagne is very important to me. You can’t have a fashion show without it.”
STEFANI’S SNEAKERS: Gwen Stefani’s apparel and accessories brand, L.A.M.B., will add sneakers to the mix this fall. The sneaker collection is part of a licensing partnership between L.A.M.B., which launched in 2003, and Royal Elastics, a wholly owned subsidiary of K-Swiss Inc. The sneakers will feature classic silhouettes with unique treatments and are inspired, mainly, by Stefani’s own style and her number-one influence, music. After all, L.A.M.B. is an acronym for Love Angel Music Baby (not to mention it’s the name Stefani called her childhood dog).
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion