Fashion Scoops: Going, Going, Gone … Beauty and the Babe … Special Denim …
GOING, GOING, GONE: When the Skoda boutique closed in Berlin last year, it could have meant the end of the fixtures industrial designer Marc Newson created especially for the spot. Instead, Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg will facilitate a different...
GOING, GOING, GONE: When the Skoda boutique closed in Berlin last year, it could have meant the end of the fixtures industrial designer Marc Newson created especially for the spot. Instead, Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg will facilitate a different fate at the "21st-20th Century Design" auction on Tuesday. Skoda’s Newson-designed sales desk, interlocking floor panels, dressing room doors and a sculpted aluminum piece James Zemaitis, Phillips’ director of 20th and 21st century design, calls "the chicest clothing rack you’ve ever seen," are expected to sell for between $80,000 and $120,000.
"Rapid turnover and short attention span affects boutiques and restaurants that go in and out of fashion quickly," said Zemaitis. "It’s a perilous situation where an absolute masterpiece can be lost."
BEAUTY AND THE BABE: In the 1998 Eddie Murphy film "Holy Man," Morgan Fairchild made a cameo hawking a fictitious line of electric facelift machines. Now the Old Navy pitchwoman is heading back to the beauty circuit, this time for real: She’s launching a line of products in January, the blonde vixen told WWD Tuesday night at the Chambers Hotel during a party for the launch of her pal Joan Collins’ book "Star Quality." The line’s specifics are still being hammered out, said Jeffrey Lane, who is the publicist for Fairchild as well as Collins.
SPECIAL DENIM: Giorgio Armani is extending his limited-edition concept to denim and is producing 2,700 units of Original Big White, his favorite jeans style, in light blue and indigo.The jeans, which feature platinum-plated hardware, will be exclusively carried in the Giorgio Armani boutiques throughout Europe starting in mid-November. Made of cotton and hemp, a yarn combination that makes for an innovative surface, the jeans retail for about $230. The finishing touch is the packaging: an elegant hemp cardboard box.
JANE’S MOMENT: Jane Elfers and her efforts to reposition and differentiate Lord & Taylor will be the subject of a "Today" show segment, airing Nov. 29. As chairman and chief executive of L&T, she’s among a handful of women at the helm of a major retail chain in a challenging period for the industry.
DIVINE ANGELS: Lauren Hutton and Annette Bening will receive the Humanitarian and the Woman of Style honor, respectively, Dec. 5 at Divine Design 2002. The annual holiday shop-a-thon and gala fund-raiser benefits Project Angel Food, a decade-old meals service feeding people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Organizers are mum about which male co-stars will be handing these ladies their Swarovski crystal–coated angel statuettes, but they’re touted as A-list. ColorLab, a custom makeup line, will unveil two namesake shades exclusively for the event. Bening and Hutton aren’t the only big-hearted actresses involved in the fete. "Malcom in the Middle" emmy winner Jane Kaczmarek is donating one of her red-carpet dresses for the auction.
“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)