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.
@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)