Fashion Scoops: Gucci Exit … Round Two … Ladies’ Night
GUCCI EXIT: Marybeth Schmitt has resigned as director of public relations and special events for Gucci America after 10 months in the post. Schmitt characterized her exit as a personal decision and has not yet defined her next move. Schmitt’s...
GUCCI EXIT: Marybeth Schmitt has resigned as director of public relations and special events for Gucci America after 10 months in the post. Schmitt characterized her exit as a personal decision and has not yet defined her next move. Schmitt’s successor has yet to be named.
ROUND TWO: Kean Etro wasn’t too keen on Ron Galotti’s behavior at the party Etro threw at Bergdorf Goodman Thursday. As reported, Galotti got into a scuffle with Fashion Wire Daily’s Godfrey Deeny, which had to be broken up by security guards. A GQ insider acknowledged a scuffle occurred, but claimed Deeny was the instigator and that Etro had even asked Galotti to a drink after the fight as a way to show there were no hard feelings. But Etro, in a telephone call from Milan on Tuesday, had an entirely different story of how things transpired. Etro didn’t see the fight break out, but was told by a witness that it was the GQ publisher who threw the first two punches. As for his subsequent drink with Galotti, Etro said it was simply an effort to calm him down.
"He told me, ‘Sometimes in life you have to settle things like that,’" Etro said. "Me, I’m looking in whatever I do in life for a decent truth. It is nice on Mr. Galotti’s part if things can happen that way, [settling things with his fists] and they do, but for me it is a question of manners. I was receiving the guests at the party like they were part of my family and showing something that deals with beauty, elegance and good taste."
Galotti, through a spokeswoman, declined comment.
LADIES’ NIGHT: For one night a week starting Monday, the famous Paris night spot Man Ray will morph into Woman Ray. The restaurant-club, opened by Johnny Depp, Sean Penn and Mick Hucknall in 1999 and a magnet for young trendies ever since, now aims to become "the" networking place for women in the French capital. It already sent out about 1,000 membership cards to women from fashion, business and the arts and lined up sponsors including MAC, Stéphane Marais and Moët & Chandon.
@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 (📷: Dominique Maître)
@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)