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.
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion