Fashion Scoops: Fuller’s Excuse … Work in Progress … Eve of Construction …
FULLER’S EXCUSE: What does one editor say when she bumps into another who was recently granted a major honor and she wasn’t there? Well, if you’re Bonnie Fuller, editor in chief of Us Weekly, you blame your owner, Jann Wenner. Fuller...
FULLER’S EXCUSE: What does one editor say when she bumps into another who was recently granted a major honor and she wasn’t there? Well, if you’re Bonnie Fuller, editor in chief of Us Weekly, you blame your owner, Jann Wenner. Fuller was overheard telling her former Condé Nast colleague Art Cooper, editor in chief of GQ, that she would have loved to have been at the Henry John Fisher Awards last month to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame, but the only time her boss Wenner springs for tables is at the National Magazine Awards. Of course, Fuller didn’t exactly leave Condé Nast under the friendliest of circumstances and might not have been greeted with open arms by the Condé consigliere.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Christian Lacroix may have had a triumphant couture show in January, but he’s skipping the ready-to-wear runway for the second season in a row. A Lacroix spokeswoman said the house is instead planning a day-long “working session” where editors and buyers can drop in to see a mix of its Christian Lacroix, Bazar and Christian Lacroix Jeans lines. The date and location have yet to be nailed down, but it will likely be on March 5, the day before the shows officially kick off.
EVE OF CONSTRUCTION: Eve has finally signed a deal to produce her line of sportswear, Fetish. According to deal-starter Anthony Ottimo, who has been shopping the idea for months, the line will be produced by the Los Angeles-based Azteca Apparel, which already produces such lines as Bongo, Joe’s Jeans and Hippie Jeans. The Fetish showroom at 214 West 39th Street in New York will open next month and the line is scheduled to be ready for fall 2003 selling, just in time for back-to-school.
Elsewhere in the rap-to-runway department, Azteca has signed Lil’ Bow Wow for a line of clothes for boys. The rapper also hopes to see his line in stores in time for bts.
RHODES SCHOLAR: The off-beat British designer Zandra Rhodes took in a couple of shows this week, stopping at Anna Sui and Vivienne Tam before flying back to London to work on her museum opening. She’s also the first designer to figure out how to deal with the throng of photographers, batting around a hot pink cane that matched her hair.“I can be quite vicious,” Rhodes said.She was in town picking up some looks for her first exhibit, opening in May, that will be called “My Favorite Dress.” Among the contributions are dresses from Ralph Lauren, Geoffrey Beene, Sui, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen.
MORE ON THE CABS: Elle magazine has been doing a lot of damage control since it was pointed out that its taxi service promotion hadn’t met with the best results. Publicists from Elle’s p.r. agency personally escorted the entire staff of Bergdorf Goodman, Hamish Bowles from Vogue, Hal Rubenstein from In Style and Judy Licht from “Full Frontal Fashion” to cabs on that day, then placed several calls to WWD to point out that service had been improved and that extra cabs would be on service. They may be — but they ain’t working overtime.
After Matthew Williamson’s show late that night, at an hour when it’s virtually impossible to flag a cab anywhere near Bryant Park, there were none to be found at the Elle kiosk across the street. In fact, the whole kiosk was gone and closed for the night.
NAKED LUNCH: Nothing stops traffic like topless women, and it was just such a stunt that PETA pulled Thursday on Rodeo Drive when a bevy of babes in nothing more than lace briefs and strategically placed X’s staged a “fur-in.” Sprawled on a satin-covered bed positioned at the end of Via Rodeo, the protesters — including a shirtless male — posed for the news and tourists cameras until the Beverly Hills Police Department shut down the party. On hearing the news, legendary retailer Fred Hayman, lunching at Spago, just chuckled. “Sounds a lot more fun than throwing blood at fur coats.”
NOT YET A WOMAN: “What’s not to like?” asked KISS lead guitarist Ace Frehley as he walked to his front-row seat at Anna Sui’s show. Perhaps that his gal pal was asked to move to the second row to make room for a burly guest. Ace decided he’d move back as well, but then the burly guy disappeared and somehow jewelry designer Karen Erickson ended up in his seat.“I’m so not into politics [of show seating],” she said over the fuss. “I’m just here to support my baby.” (No, she meant Anna Sui.)
Frehley, meanwhile, seemed less impressed by the time young women were wandering around with bottles of Sui’s new fragrance on a serving tray to sample. Asked if he liked it, he turned up his nose.
“I wouldn’t know,” Frehley said. “I’m not a girl."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty