Fashion Scoops: How Do You Define a Vogue Cover? … Almost Post Time … Musical Four-Eyes …
HOW DO YOU DEFINE A VOGUE COVER?: Well, if you’re Posh ‘n Becks, the cover of the magazine’s special men’s outsert bagged with the September issue just barely qualifies. Despite reports to the contrary, Victoria and David...
HOW DO YOU DEFINE A VOGUE COVER?: Well, if you’re Posh ‘n Becks, the cover of the magazine’s special men’s outsert bagged with the September issue just barely qualifies. Despite reports to the contrary, Victoria and David Beckham won’t land on the September cover itself, despite their best lobbying efforts. That honor will go to CFDA-certified fashion icon Nicole Kidman, said a source close to the magazine. A Vogue spokesman declined comment on Kidman, but confirmed the Beckhams will appear on the satellite title with an interior spread by Mario Testino and an accompanying profile. The Beckhams are in the midst of a full-court press on America in an attempt to parlay their U.K. celebrity into global stardom. The pair spent last week in Los Angeles chatting up agents and managers following a similar blitz on the New York media world.
ALMOST POST TIME: Many of the 100,000 expected to turn up for Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes are preoccupied with looking their best. But all Empire Maker’s trainer Bobby Frankel wants is for all eyes to be on his horse in the winner’scircle. Referring to Empire Maker’s bid to stop Funny Cide from winning the Triple Crown, Frankel said, “I hope everybody hates me after Saturday. I want to be the villain.”
MUSICAL FOUR-EYES: Carlos Santana is Hamptons-bound to show off his new signature eyewear. The Grammy award winner is expected at Saturday’s fashion show benefit at David Sarner’s Cabana restaurant in Southampton. Each pair of glasses is named after a Santana song, as in “Maria Maria” and “Game of Love.” The complete line ships to stores at the end of next month.
HOWDY, LUCA: New York-based ready-to-wear designer Luca Orlandi is expected to open a 1,500-square-foot Luca Luca store at the Galleria Mall in Houston. It will be the brand’s seventh location — it has two boutiques on Madison Avenue in New York and locations in Chicago; Palm Beach and Bal Harbour, Fla., and at Highland Park Village in Dallas. Though final details are in the works, the shop is expected to open in December or January.
WORKING CLASS: Never mind the widespread public-sector strikes in Paris Tuesday, as workers continued to protest pension reform. At its annual meeting, Hermès International had seven of its leather goods artisans hammering, cutting, polishing and stitching Kelly and Birkin bags on stage as shareholders filed into an auditorium at the Palais de Congres. The noisy assembly line was designed to help wave goodbye to 2002, designated the “Year of the Hand” by the French luxury firm. But, of course, life isn’t all about work. It’s a beach, too. Hermès has declared 2003 the “Year of the Mediterranean.”PRIME REAL ESTATE: Geoffrey Bradfield, Victoria Hagan, Mario Buatta and Alexa Hampton are among the designers pitching in at “Rooms with a View,” Architectural Digest’s first designer showcase at One Central Park’s new condos at AOL Time Warner Center. Their handiwork will be open to the public for three weeks in October.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews