Fashion Scoops: End of an Era … The Kid Gets Hitched … Montblanc’s Window-Dressing …
END OF AN ERA: Amid the good-byes, some of the Yves Saint Laurent Couture "petites mains" were proudly, yet sadly, working their sewing machines in the atelier atop 5 YSL Avenue Marceau, the fabled couture house that was shuttered...
END OF AN ERA: Amid the good-byes, some of the Yves Saint Laurent Couture "petites mains" were proudly, yet sadly, working their sewing machines in the atelier atop 5 YSL Avenue Marceau, the fabled couture house that was shuttered Thursday.
Yves Saint Laurent, looking relaxed, remained to experience the last hours among his staff in the atelier where he had worked for more than four decades. While most of the house was already in boxes, Saint Laurent’s workspace was untouched, cluttered with photos and other mementos from his career.
When asked how he felt, he said: "I am much more at peace now," and added he has "no regrets. I am not sad — just nostalgic."
In summing up his raison d’être, Saint Laurent explained: "I always served women and I did it without compromise until the end, with respect and love."
At 1 p.m. Saint Laurent left the premises for the last time, his faithful dog, Moujik, in tow.
THE KID GETS HITCHED: Bob Evans, the leather-faced, sotto-voiced movie mogul currently making a comeback in Hollywood, has decided to give marriage another shot. He’s tying the knot this weekend in Ixtapa, Mexico, with Leslie Ann Woodward, the blond former Versace model whom he’s been seeing for a few months. Perhaps the sixth time will be a charm?
MONTBLANC’S WINDOW-DRESSING: Rather than dress its windows this season with holiday images, Montblanc is taking a more theatrical approach. The Richemont-owned company has teamed up with a designer behind Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s "La Boheme" on Broadway, one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the season, to develop windows for its 49 stores around the country and Canada. Created by Catherine Martin, who has been working with Luhrmann for more than a decade and is designing the sets and costumes for the new "La Boheme," the windows, set to debut in mid-November, will interweave scenes from the show with items from Montblanc’s aptly named La Boheme collection of pens and La Vie de Boheme of leather goods, a relatively new line. Marion Davis, senior vice president of marketing at Montblanc said she has been impressed with Luhrmann’s work, and approached the producers about working together on the windows."We are great patrons of the art and it’s wonderful that it has the same names," said Davis, who noted that the inspiration behind Montblanc’s La Boheme collection is drawn from the opera.
BAUER FORGES AHEAD: Forget its Ford Expedition. Eddie Bauer used a canoe and a few Lewis & Clark look-alikes to plug its brand on the streets of Boston Monday. As the sponsor of National Geographic’s new IMAX film "Lewis and Clark," Eddie Bauer helped drum up some hype for its debut last night there. Pairs of men dressed like Merriwether Lewis and William Clark toted a canoe around downtown, chatting up strangers and paying parking meters as a symbol of the coins the real explorers gave to natives as a sign of peace.
HOSER COUTURE: Leave it to the French to come up with a luxury alternative to the foam can cooler. Pommery tapped couturier Maurizio Galante to design a miniature down ski-style jacket for its Pop sipping champagne. The cooler comes complete with a miniature clothing hanger and a carrying strap. The novelty item goes on sale at Le Bon Marche and other stores next month for $29. Just don’t get the little coolie-coat dirty. In couture tradition, it’s not machine washable.
@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)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)