Fashion Scoops: Fit to be Tied … Ties that Bind … Fool-ing Around …
FIT TO BE TIED: Tom Ford was in hot demand at the party he threw Friday night to show off his new Milan flagship for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. While he sipped vodka tonics off the dance floor and chatted up French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, the...
FIT TO BE TIED: Tom Ford was in hot demand at the party he threw Friday night to show off his new Milan flagship for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. While he sipped vodka tonics off the dance floor and chatted up French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, the new face of Nu fragrance, upstairs Domenico De Sole’s eldest daughter Laura was eagerly awaiting the chance to introduce the design star to a gaggle of her friends. True Ford fans, they had the goods to prove it. Laura proudly announced that they all did some shopping at the boutique earlier in the day.
TIES THAT BIND: At least one man isn’t choosing sides in the ongoing and acrimonious rivalry between LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Gucci Group. Tod’s chief executive and LVMH board member Diego Della Valle slipped into the Gucci show Saturday with little explanation other than that saying its chief executive, Domenico De Sole, "is a friend of mine." But evidently, being the ceo’s pal doesn’t guarantee you a prime seat. Della Valle was spotted crouched on the staircase. Meanwhile, De Sole plans to pay his respects to an industry colleague — and fellow Calabrian — Santo Versace. He’s accepted an invitation to Donatella Versace’s show on Tuesday.
FOOL-ING AROUND: Paris fashion week will not be interrupted by any stunts by Imitation of Christ, which last season shuttled models in ambulances to parade outside the Christian Dior shows. Instead, it seems IOC’s Tara Subkhoff is plotting an April Fool’s joke on Los Angeles. "I like the date," she said with a smirk at the Roberto Capucci show on Friday. One of the designers picked by Capucci’s new owners to revive the brand, Subkhoff will unveil her first designs in the fall.
BEING SQUARE: Trust twin designers Dean and Dan Caten, party boys to the core, to turn a standard "re-see" into a rollicking blowout. The duo took over the presidential suite of the Principe hotel to replay the video of their women’s D2 show Thursday night for editors who only arrived on Friday. But by 1 a.m., they kicked it up several notches, with bouncers at the door letting in the likes of Carmen Kass and Philip Treacy, but keeping dozens at bay. Inside, the DJ cranked up the tunes and revelers dove into the in-suite pool and hot tub, some with clothes, some without. Next stop for the party boys is Los Angeles: They’re in the running to design costumes for the concert tour of the summer: Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.
BLOWING IN THE WIND: What could Isabella Blow, fashion director at Tatler and a woman whose personal style veers toward the extraterrestrial, have in common with Ferragamo? Time will tell, but the British stylist was slated to meet members of the Ferragamo family today to discuss a new project. In the meantime, Blow is turning heads with a Barbarella-esque cloak made of iridescent silver paper scales, designed by her latest discovery: the Thailand-born designer Teerabul Songvich. "I call him ‘Terrible," Blow quipped.
CAVALLI SOUNDS OFF: It didn’t take much prodding to get Roberto Cavalli talking war and peace. Speaking to a small group of journalists before his Just Cavalli show Saturday, the designer preached his pacifist "no war, more wear" slogan. But he allowed that trying times can also be formative ones. He said the death of his father in World War II prevented him from pursuing his studies. "If it weren’t for the war, I would have been a lawyer or an architect," he said. Imagine the leopard-print buildings.
EVERYBODY SAMBA: What do you expect when you have half-naked dancers, a gyrating samba band and 700 guests who drank 1,000 caipirinhas and 30 cases of Sambadoro beer in under three hours? Saks wasn’t sure either, but what turned out was one very energized party celebrating Rio’s Carnival last Thursday evening. Rumor has it a few of the revelers were using the (un)dressing rooms to help get into the spirit of the evening. Not to worry — the attentive staff kept a watchful eye to make sure the rooms were being used properly. Flavio Gomes dos Santos, the wife of the Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S., was in attendance. Decorating the event were authentic carnival costumes, flown in just for the party, and which are on display in the store’s Fifth Avenue windows.
@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