E-MAIL GONE ASTRAY: An e-mail that claimed to be written by Joan Jett made the media rounds Tuesday slamming Rolling Stone’s Oct. 4 "Women in Rock" issue, ranting about those female stars who were featured and complaining that Jett only got one...
E-MAIL GONE ASTRAY: An e-mail that claimed to be written by Joan Jett made the media rounds Tuesday slamming Rolling Stone’s Oct. 4 "Women in Rock" issue, ranting about those female stars who were featured and complaining that Jett only got one line in the issue. The letter claims that Rolling Stone received the letter after its Women in Rock issue came out, but hasn’t run it.
"Jewel and Mandy friggin’ Moore have full page features as Rock Icons...Meanwhile Joan Jett gets one line. One line," the letter says.
It turns out the letter wasn’t written by Jett, but was penned by Maya Price, a female musician with her own rock band. In fact, Jett’s Web site, joanjett.com, has the entire letter on its site, with the disclaimer that it wasn’t written by Jett.
A spokesman for Wenner Media said he received several phone calls from reporters about it, and that Rolling Stone has received the letter and plans to run it in its next issue.He said he didn’t know who the writer was, but that she must be "a diehard fan."
KNIT ONE: Georgina Brandolini, who recently exited Balmain after five years as its managing director, is hardly taking a break from the fashion industry. She confirmed that she plans to launch a namesake knitwear line. Details need to be worked out, but if all goes well, expect a launch in March for winter 2003 retailing.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion