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.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye