Fashion Scoops: Exit Strategy … Of A Feather … The Bijou Chronicles …
EXIT STRATEGY: Gucci Group is once again promoting from within. Sources in Europe said Oliver Yang, Gucci Group’s general manager for Europe and the Middle East, will leave that post at the end of April for...
EXIT STRATEGY: Gucci Group is once again promoting from within. Sources in Europe said Oliver Yang, Gucci Group’s general manager for Europe and the Middle East, will leave that post at the end of April for another job opportunity. Word has it that Alberto Da Passano, chief financial officer at Yves Saint Laurent, has been tapped to take over the position. Da Passano worked as Gucci Group controller before becoming cfo of YSL. Gucci declined comment.
OF A FEATHER: Kylie Minogue’s “Show Girl” tour kicks off Saturday in Glasgow — literally — with a centerpiece costume worthy of the Lido or the Moulin Rouge. Designed by John Galliano, it boasts a crystal-pavéd corset fitted by Mr. Pearl and a feather headdress by milliner Stephen Jones. It’s actually the second time Galliano has collaborated with the pop star. “She knows exactly what she wants and goes for it,” Galliano said. “She is hardworking, but fun-loving.” Minogue’s European tour is slated to wrap up in May with a series of performances in London.
THE BIJOU CHRONICLES: Despite her indecent exposure at the PlayStation Portable fashion show Monday night, Bijou Phillips refused to cower in embarrassment the day after. Instead, the wild child wore a see-through, low-cut Sass & Bide coral dress to host Complex Magazine’s Los Angeles Fashion Week event (one of many billed as a “kickoff”) at Spider Club in Hollywood. Phillips said of her Janet Jackson moment: “It was horrible,” but added, “I just laughed it off and walked away. It’s, you know, not a big deal. It happened. I didn’t plan that. I just covered it [her breast] and kept walking.” However, she was glad that at least one audience member appreciated her faux pas: “My boyfriend was like, ‘It was the hottest thing ever! Sweet!’ He obviously is not new to [my breasts].” Phillips’ on-off flame, actor Danny Masterson, chauffeured her to the event, along with fellow host, model Caroline D’Amore. The catwalker, who will be in six shows this week, borrowed Phillips’ aqua Mason halter dress for the event, but quelle diva: When she’s not working, she insists on front-row seats at shows. “It’s being able to see everybody else in the front row and everybody’s reactions. You’re either like, ‘Whatever, I don’t care,’ or you’re like, ‘Oh God!’”
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"