Fashion Scoops: Gathering Moss … Wild Boys … And Girls …
GATHERING MOSS: After 40 years, the Rolling Stones still can’t get no satisfaction but they sure can give it. The veteran rockers gave three concerts in Paris last week that offered fans from Jack Nicholson to Suzy Menkes a...
GATHERING MOSS: After 40 years, the Rolling Stones still can’t get no satisfaction but they sure can give it. The veteran rockers gave three concerts in Paris last week that offered fans from Jack Nicholson to Suzy Menkes a little jumpin’-jack-flash alternative to the quieter diversions of the couture. But the highlight was Friday’s show in the intimate Olympia theater. Bill Clinton was among the 2,000 fans wild horses couldn’t drag away. And the after party at trendy nightclub and restaurant La Suite had le tout-Paris vying for invitations.
Dora and Manfredi della Gheradesca, Princess Olga of Greece, Johnny Pigozzi, Daphne Guinness, Larry Gagosian, Tom Stoppard, Alexis de Rede, Christian Louboutin, Sebastian Guinness and a bevy of leggy beauties made the cut.
WILD BOYS…AND GIRLS: It was a no-holds-barred concert Tuesday night when Duran Duran took the stage at the 500-seat Roxy in Hollywood for their first U.S. show in 18 years. Within the first few bars, the band had hardcore fans like Gwen Stefani and Christina Applegate jumping up and down, fists in the air and mouthing the lyrics. Stefani’s No Doubt bandmates and husband, Gavin Rossdale, as well as Kirsty Hume, Donovan Leitch and Nicholas Cage were piled into the small VIP area, too, where clearly holding court were the Juicy Couture gals Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor — who’s married to bassist John Taylor — along with pals retailer Tracey Ross and costume designer-producer Susan Becker. Not only have the old hits (peppered with potential new ones from the upcoming album) hold up, so have the fab five — without the lipstick and satin sashes thankfully. They play a sold-out show at the Hard Rock Las Vegas this Saturday.
BICOASTAL BAYOU: Following his Hollywood debut last month, Halston’s new designer Bradley Bayou brought his fall custom-order collection to Saks Fifth Avenue in New York this week for a trunk show and luncheon for a very different crowd. In L.A., it was film types like Jennifer Todd, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cheri Oteri and Peter Sarsgaard; in New York, it was the society-cum-fashion crew including Emilia Fanjul, Samantha Gregory, Helen Lee Schifter and Natalie Leeds, plus stylist Susan Moses, who livened up a tame crowd in blue jeans and a bright pink blouse.“I feel like Reese Witherspoon,” Moses said.
“This was more quiet and much more New York,” said Bayou, who seemed confident in either element. “I knew Helen Schifter from way back when she was at Mademoiselle, and Samantha Gregory is friends with my sister.”
New York is all about connections, after all, which, for Halston, turned into a successful trunk show. By Wednesday, Bayou had sold several black velvet suits, a green double-chiffon dress and a black leather bustier with a brown satin skirt to a Japanese tourist who was shopping for something to wear to a wedding.
STYLE MANUAL: Is one born with elegance, or can it be learned from a book? First-time novelist Kathleen Tessaro votes for auto-didacticism in “Elegance,” which concerns an unhappy thirtysomething who turns her life around through the instructions found in a slim volume discovered in a used book store, one also called “Elegance” (and based on a real-life version by Genevieve Dariaux). Soon she’s working out, dressing better, and otherwise reinventing herself. If it sounds like the template for another Bridget Jones franchise, maybe it is. Tessaro’s already sold the option on the book to Scott Free Productions, owned by director brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. Tessaro herself was in Manhattan Tuesday night hosting an improvised reading and signing at the Club Monaco flagship. While the young crowd shopped around her, Tessaro displayed her new Emmanuel Ungaro purse with some disapproval — it had a rhinestone “eU” logo stuck to its side. “The temptation now is to buy an identity,” she said. “Jesus, look at the Burberrys and the Pradas!”
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)