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.
@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