HOOP DREAMS: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs has scored NBA superstar Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat to represent the brand in the fall 2005 Sean John ad campaign. In the ads, Wade will sport all three Sean John men’s lines: Sean John, Sean John Collection and Sean John Tailored. Photographer Jonathan Mannion will shoot the campaign in mid-May and it will hit glossies such as GQ, Vibe, The Source, Unleashed, FHM and Complex in September, in addition to billboards across America.
SECRET AGENT: Mounir Moufarrige has been secretly managing the Paris luggage firm of Goyard for 18 months as chief executive officer, the former Chloé and Dunhill executive confided on Friday. “I didn’t want to talk about it until we started implementing the strategy,” demurred Moufarrige, who also runs the Worth lingerie brand. “Goyard is a magnificent name with an incredible pedigree. The potential is very big.” Moufarrige, who, a couple of years ago, founded the upstart France Luxury Group before selling it to French businessman Alain Dumenil, said Goyard would “remain very exclusive. We aren’t in a hurry to grow. We want to take our time.” French entrepreneur Jean-Michel Signoles purchased the brand in 1998 from the Goyard family. Over the last couple of years, Goyard has expanded beyond its original Paris flagship, opening three shops in Japan, and selling to Barneys New York in Beverly Hills and Holt Renfrew in Toronto. Moufarrige said the brand would open two additional shops this year, in Hong Kong and in London.
MAKING HEDI LINES: Hedi Slimane says he always wanted to be a journalist. His dream will come true, on May 6 at least, when he will be guest editor of Liberation, France’s left-leaning daily newspaper. Slimane is mum on details, but hints the pages will reflect his current fascination with London’s burgeoning rock scene. After all, Slimane has spent more than a year tracking and documenting Pete Doherty, companion of Kate Moss, frontman of Babyshambles, formerly of The Libertines and whom he characterizes as a poet and perhaps the most important performer of our times. But a worthy tribute cannot be fully expressed in one issue of a tabloid. To wit: A book of Slimane’s photographs of Doherty, titled “London: Birth of a Cult,” is slated to be published in July by Karl Lagerfeld’s 7L imprint.BE OUR GUEST: The projects keep piling up chez Kenzo Takada, the designer who four years ago “retired” from his namesake house, now owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, only to return last year with a fashion and lifestyle brand called Gokan Kobo. Sources in Paris said Takada, who earlier this year did special packaging for cans and bottles of Coca-Cola Light (that’s French for Diet Coke), will be tapped by French mail-order giant 3 Suisses to create an affordable collection of clothes, accessories and housewares for its fall catalogue. He would be following in the footsteps of design greats such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix. Meanwhile, construction continues on Kenzo’s first Gokan Kobo boutique, in the former Kugel antiques gallery on the Rue Saint-Honoré, slated to open later this year.
CUTESVILLE: It’s always been clear that Betsey Johnson lives in her own world, and now, due to a number of new licenses, everyone else can, too. Last Tuesday evening, nestled between the Nars cosmetics counter and a display of Coach handbags at Lord & Taylor, Johnson narrated a fashion show of the latest offerings from her spring lingerie, handbag and sportswear collections. Between sips of white wine she confessed that there are still more categories left to explore. “I realized I liked designing homes as much as I like designing dresses,” she admitted. “I would absolutely love to do a home line. We’re talking to some people right now.” The designer, whose own villa in Mexico will be converted into a hotel this winter, will first unveil watch and jewelry lines for spring 2006 before venturing into the home market.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@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)