GALLIANO’S DOUBLES?: John Galliano was off to play tennis in the south of France on Monday, despite a press report from London that he had collapsed over the weekend. A Christian Dior spokesman said Monday afternoon he was not aware of...
GALLIANO’S DOUBLES?: John Galliano was off to play tennis in the south of France on Monday, despite a press report from London that he had collapsed over the weekend. A Christian Dior spokesman said Monday afternoon he was not aware of any such occurrence, and in fact said his Paris office had spoken to Galliano on Monday morning, when the designer had requested some materials be sent to him, and noted that Galliano was off to play a set. Perhaps doubles on the Riviera?
ASPREY’S STARRING ROLE: Asprey has become the latest fashion house to take on a famous face or two in its fall advertising campaign. Although investor Edgar Bronfman was said to be pursuing Gwyneth Paltrow for the part this spring, Asprey is expected to announce today that Keira Knightley, who turned heads with her roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Bend It Like Beckham,” will star in its upcoming shoot by Bruce Weber, breaking in November magazines. The campaign also will feature actor Joseph Fiennes and will coincide with the planned opening of Asprey’s new flagships in London and New York, showcasing the brand’s new look under a 40-member design team lead by Hussein Chalayan, Thierry de Baschmakoff and Alessandra Gradi.
ANIMAL KINGDOM: When Hugo Boss opened its Chelsea showroom for an animal-themed party last week, several guests attempted to get some face time with a pair of adorable male monkeys, which, to their surprise, hissed and screamed at all the women who approached, even model Mini Anden, yet they cuddled up to several men like actor Yuls Vasquez from “Bad Boys II.” But didn’t Cheetah always prefer Tarzan to Jane?
PIER-ING WEST: Pier 59 Studios is taking its Chelsea operations to the West Coast, with a 30,000-square-foot, five-studio space opening in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station this fall. The new Pier 59 West will also house AFG Management LA, which plans to rep its edgy New York-based photographers like Diego Uchitel, Rangit and Greg Lotus in Los Angeles. In addition, Joanne Salt, vice president of parent company Art and Fashion Group and photography director of AFG Management, will be in town Aug. 8-15 and wants to hire directors to staff its new hair and makeup, styling, and production divisions. “We have the money and we’re looking to hire or steal the best people,” she said. “The anticipation of us opening in L.A. is like a thousand bulls behind a door and one person trying to keep it closed.”TRACEY TAKES ON: Marshall Field’s has landed an appropriately fashionable hostess for the launch of its Glamorama benefit on Friday in Minneapolis. Tracey Ullman, the comic and fashion entrepreneur, will host along with Us Magazine the store’s annual fund-raiser for cancer research and the arts, which will continue to its Chicago location with an event on Aug. 8 at the Chicago Theatre. Also on tap are performances from Bond and Uncle Kracker.
@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
@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)