Fashion Scoops: He Wants to be a Part of It … The Mod Squad … Hot Drama …
HE WANTS TO BE A PART OF IT?: Is Nicolas Ghesquière, who electrified New York fashion week last year by decamping his Balenciaga show from Paris, getting ready for an encore? Sources say the designer is mulling another Manhattan showing, which...
HE WANTS TO BE A PART OF IT?: Is Nicolas Ghesquière, who electrified New York fashion week last year by decamping his Balenciaga show from Paris, getting ready for an encore? Sources say the designer is mulling another Manhattan showing, which might coincide with the opening of his Chelsea flagship. A spokesman for the designer stressed "nothing has been decided." Meanwhile in Paris, Balenciaga fanatics are anxiously awaiting the reopening of the half of the George V boutique closed for renovation for since July. Word is that it will reopen early in the year, exposing a décor designed with input by contemporary artist Dominique Gonzales-Foerster.
THE MOD SQUAD: With mod looks in swing for spring, Mary Quant is experiencing a revival of sorts. The designer was in town this week perusing Henri Bendel’s wares and even attended a party at the store Monday night that was thrown by Hilary Swank and Anna Wintour. Quant is said to be enjoying her haute status, given that her cosmetics and pieces of her ready-to-wear collection will be carried by Bendel’s come spring.
HOT DRAMA: For a production that requires its two cast members to wear only one outfit apiece during the run of the show, outfitting Neil LaBute’s "The Mercy Seat" wasn’t as simple as it might appear. "We had trouble with the costumes," said Sigourney Weaver at an opening night party on Wednesday at the Donna Karan New York flagship on Madison Avenue, held there because the designer provided the stage wardrobe. In the play, Weaver and Liev Schreiber portray co-workers involved in an affair and the decisions they make on the day after 9/11.
"We wanted her to look like a boss, but it was the day after Sept. 11, and she was going to the deli, so it had to be more casual," Weaver said. She wears a jersey cowl neck blouse and loose pants in the play, but no shoes while walking around her apartment. "I got to wear red toenail polish on stage. That was fun."
Things really heated up at the party, when early arrivals suddenly noticed the air smelled like smoke.
A store manager quickly found the problem — a gown hanging too close to the party lights had begun to smolder — and saw a silver lining: "Our vintage dresses are really on fire," he cracked.
DEAR JOHN: How much is that superstar couturier in the window? Pedestrians recently strolling by the soon-to-be-opened John Galliano boutique on Rue Saint Honore in Paris might have asked themselves just that. There Galliano stood, on the staircase in his still empty shop, conducting a meeting with about six colleagues. But the newspaper shielding the interior will soon go back up. The boutique is not slated to open until some time in January, as the yet-to-be-installed kitchen sink attested.
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