FEET FIRST: QVC is dipping its toes into designer territory once again by hosting the Fashion Footwear Association of New York’s annual benefit for breast cancer research on Wednesday at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The event will honor...
FEET FIRST: QVC is dipping its toes into designer territory once again by hosting the Fashion Footwear Association of New York’s annual benefit for breast cancer research on Wednesday at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The event will honor Burt Tansky, president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group, and the late Vivian Infantino, who was fashion director of Footwear News which, like WWD, is published by Fairchild Publications Inc.
The benefit will feature a pop-up shoe salon where guests will be able to purchase styles donated by Manolo Blahnik, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Stuart Weitzman and others at half their retail price to aid the charities, while auction items will include a trip to Paris to attend the couture collections and a $20,000 shopping spree on Madison Avenue with stylist Patricia Field. The gala will coincide with a shoe sale being broadcast on QVC that also benefits the breast cancer charities and is expected, in its 11th year, to reach its one-millionth pair of shoes sold during the event. (The tally stands at 950,000.) On-air segments are planned to feature clips taped from the event, including a one-hour performance by Donna Summer.
What’s more, QVC has another designer benefit in the works, a Feb. 22 fashion show featuring diffusion lines for QVC by Alice Roi, John Bartlett, Maria Cornejo and Liz Collins. While sales from that show are expected to benefit a scholarship fund for the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the event could also serve as an audition for the designers involved for their own possible spinoff deals with the network.
GETTING ARTSY: Christian Dior is bringing art and fashion closer together: under the same roof, in fact. When the French house christens its new flagship in Ginza this weekend, the top two floors will be devoted to a museum showcasing masterpieces by Renoir, Klimt, Van Gogh and Picasso alongside couture dresses by John Galliano. Contemporary works by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and others will also be featured next to designs by Galliano and Dior’s other designers: Hedi Slimane and Victoire de Castellane. And what would a Dior blowout be without a few stars? Word has it actresses Milla Jovovich and Lou Doillon will be joining Dior brass for the ribbon cutting on Friday.
@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)