IT'S AMORE: Ladies, get your engines started. The latest bachelor in ABC's popular "The Bachelor" franchise has been named by ABC during the networks' "Upfronts" this week in New York. He's Prince Lorenzo Borghese, the 33-year-old heir to the Borghese cosmetics empire. Inspired by the success of last season's Parisian backdrop, the show's latest incarnation will follow the Italian prince and his prospective brides around Rome. Any hopeful girls should be animal lovers, however. The prince founded Royal Treatment Pet Care in "loving memory of Belle, my black lab, who lost her battle with cancer on April 14, 2005," he says on the Web site, getroyaltreatment.com. Inspired by the natural cosmetics line for humans that his grandmother, Princess Marcella Borghese, created, the prince has developed a natural skin care line for pets. Products advertised include Moisturizing Aloe Paw Wipes, for $24.50, and a $49.95 bottle of Honey-Dipped Banana & Oatmeal Tearless Shampoo, which uses "honey and banana to moisturize, oatmeal to soothe and a host of herbs and emollients to hydrate and nourish" your dog.
Meanwhile, Salma Hayek will be the executive producer of an ABC show about a high-fashion magazine called Mode. The one-hour show, called "Betty the Ugly," revolves around the magazine's handsome editor and his ugly young secretary, Betty. And for those already groaning over the concept, the program is apparently already a big hit in Latin America.
BLACK WIDOW: Singer-turned-actress Avril Lavigne may well have ditched her tomboy togs for a more ladylike look, but she sure hasn't lost her rock edge. According to sources, in the hands of celebrity stylist Jessica Paster, Lavigne has been calling in a strictly black-only wardrobe for the Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off today. The starlet will be strutting the Croisette before attending the premiere of her first film role as Kim in Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation." A source said Lavigne even requested a couple of rare black numbers from Missoni, the Italian house known for its colorful knitwear.
KISS ME, KATE: Who was Kate Moss smooching on Monday night in London? In a break from her usual rock-star squeezes, Moss turned her attention to the more refined pout of Jemima Khan, who'd won a minute-long smooch with the model at a charity auction at Annabel's. The auction was in aid of the Hoping Foundation, which helps Palestinian refugee children, and was organized by Bella Freud. Guests included Zac and Sheherazade Goldsmith, Jerry Hall, Rupert Everett, Jade Jagger, Ben and Kate Goldsmith, Bryan Adams and Daphne Guinness. It was actually British retail mogul Philip Green who successfully bid more than $100,000 for one of Moss' kisses. But Green, a happily married man whose wife, Tina, was also at the event, took the high road and passed his winnings to Khan, the second-highest bidder, who more regularly busses her boyfriend, Hugh Grant. Moss wasn't the only star up for grabs: Other lots included a round of golf with Grant — with Khan as the caddy — a tour of Tate Modern with the Chapman brothers and a children's story read by Tilda Swinton, which Zac and Sheherazade Goldsmith won.GROWING BAND: Tommy Lee is drumming up a limited group of hoodies and jeans with People's Liberation Inc., the Los Angeles clothing company that produces an eponymous contemporary brand and pop star Justin Timberlake's William Rast label. Helmed by denim scion Danny Guez, People's Liberation hasn't hammered out details yet about the collaboration with Lee, the heavily tattooed Mötley Crüe drummer who is as known for his off-stage antics and former marriage to Pamela Anderson as he is for his music. People's Liberation is on a roll with William Rast, the six-month-old line created by Timberlake and his childhood best friend, Trace Ayala. William Rast plans to bow its first branded store selling men's and women's clothing in Tokyo in late September. The spot is in the tony Omotesando district, where Ralph Lauren and Christian Dior, among other luxury brands, also have opened shops.
THE WITCHING HOUR: Halloween may be months away, but those itching for a little spooking can look forward to the Cinema Society's next event, cosponsored by DKNY Jeans, a premiere of "The Omen," on May 31. The event, a screening and dinner, will take place at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on the Lower East Side, a 157-year-old neo-Gothic cathedral (where Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick had their wedding). The venue is a particularly apt setting for the film, a remake of the 1976 original that this time around stars Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber and Mia Farrow, all of whom plan on attending — that is, if they don't get too scared.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)