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).
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews