Fashion Scoops: Euro Star … Ruff Life … Night Life …
EURO STAR: Calvin Klein, en route to Paris to celebrate the opening of his new Avenue Montaigne collection boutique Thursday night, has been mum about his itinerary in Europe. His trip is described as mostly private, so don’t expect him to turn...
EURO STAR: Calvin Klein, en route to Paris to celebrate the opening of his new Avenue Montaigne collection boutique Thursday night, has been mum about his itinerary in Europe. His trip is described as mostly private, so don’t expect him to turn up at any runway shows. But sources said that he and Fran Lebowitz are expected to attend a Francesco Clemente opening in Naples on Saturday.
RUFF LIFE: He’s shot the world’s most beautiful women. But Mario Testino has also turned his lens to glamorize other species: cats and dogs. The photographer recently shot the packaging and advertising for Sheba and Caesar pet food, which are being repositioned as fashionable brands for those who pamper their pets — with designer accessories to boot. The campaign recently broke in France and may yet go global. Testino said he accepted the assignment because so many of the women he photographs are target customers. "It closes the circle," he said. Or make that the leash. But Testino himself is petless. "With my travel schedule, it would be too cruel," he said.
NIGHT LIFE: George Clooney is living it up in Italy, taking a rare seven-day break from years of back-to-back filming, having recently wrapped up "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." At Giorgio Armani’s after-party at Nobu Monday night, he helped close down the joint — and then went on to party at Club Hollywood. Clooney recently bought a house in Como — but not the famous Versace villa. "No, I couldn’t afford that," he said laughing, describing his new pad as "the perfect place to crash when you’re drunk." Meanwhile, Kim Cattrall’s modus operandi in Italy isn’t drinking. It’s shopping. But the co-author of "Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm," said she’s also working on a documentary for HBO about — what else? — sex.
MYSTERY MAN: Florida-based designer Zoran didn’t have a fashion show in Milan this week. No matter. He held court in the Four Seasons lobby, downing vodkas into the wee hours and receiving a parade of editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and other magazines who recognized him. Asked what he’s doing in Italy, Zoran said he’s here to look at real estate. And the next stop on his itinerary? Australia. "For the horses," he said.
FULL OF HOLES: The Legion of Honor notwithstanding, the latest accessory to be donned by a fashion designer is a gold medal from La Fédération Française des Dentelles et Broderies. That’s the trade organization that promotes the use of lace and handwork industries in France, which is honoring Bill Blass designer Lars Nilsson tonight for his artful use of lace, at a ceremony at Le Palais du Luxembourg.
FLOWER POWER: Kenzo Parfums spread urban zen in Paris this weekend. The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand planted 180,000 paper poppies — its emblem — in such spots as the Place des Victoires and the Bastille during the wee hours of Saturday morning to promote its women’s fragrance, Flower by Kenzo. Parisians harvested them with gusto, picking the red flowers so quickly that not a one was left by midafternoon.
@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