Fashion Scoops: Homecoming … Where’s the Beef … Building Support
HOMECOMING: Could Andrea Pinto, who recently tendered his resignation at Nina Ricci, be heading back to Krizia? Sources in Italy said Pinto, who worked at the Milan-based house for almost a dozen years under his father, Krizia chairman Aldo Pinto,...
HOMECOMING: Could Andrea Pinto, who recently tendered his resignation at Nina Ricci, be heading back to Krizia? Sources in Italy said Pinto, who worked at the Milan-based house for almost a dozen years under his father, Krizia chairman Aldo Pinto, will start next month in a senior management role. A fashion veteran, Pinto Junior worked five years as managing director of Mila Schon after leaving Krizia. He had joined Nina Ricci as president last October.WHERE'S THE BEEF?: There was high drama at DB Thursday night, with two editors in chief sharing the dining room--or, at least, trying to share it. Vogue's Anna Wintour arrived first, with a friend, and was promptly escorted to a plum table in the back. When Harper's Bazaar's Glenda Bailey arrived a few minutes later with a posse that included former Vogue shutterbug Roxanne Lowitt, the group was brought to a table in the only slightly less desirable front room. Bailey complained, and so did Lowitt--but to no avail. (Meanwhile, Wintour enjoyed her DB burger, no bun.)BUILDING SUPPORT: Eagle-eyed garmentos have recently noticed a mysterious message spray-painted on one of the upper girders of a building being erected on Seventh Avenue near 41st Street that reads, "Thank you, Ellen Tracy." No, it's not admiration from a potential suitor, but rather acknowledgement of a donation made by Ellen Tracy employees to help with the medical expenses of a construction worker who was injured on the site last week. A spokeswoman for the firm said its staff had collected about $1,000 for the man, thus prompting the thanks."
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast