Fashion Scoops: Italy Daily … Stinging Rock … Bad Boys …
ITALY DAILY: Allegra Beck, who will inherit full control of a 50 percent stake in Versace later this month, isn’t the only new power player at the Italian house. Word has it in Europe that Gabriella DiCarlo, currently commercial...
ITALY DAILY: Allegra Beck, who will inherit full control of a 50 percent stake in Versace later this month, isn’t the only new power player at the Italian house. Word has it in Europe that Gabriella DiCarlo, currently commercial director at Bottega Veneta, will soon join Versace to head up its worldwide sales effort. Versace officials could not be reached for comment.
STINGING ROCK: Giorgio Armani is flirting with Savile Row once again — at least when it comes to Sting. The designer has joined forces with the rock star to design the clothes for his upcoming “Sacred Love Arena Tour,” which kicks off in the U.S. at Philadelphia’s Tweeter Center on June 27.
Armani has taken his cue from one of the artist’s most famous songs, “Englishman in New York,” and come up with single-breasted suits with narrow-lapeled, three-button jackets, cut in the Savile Row style, and flat front trousers that are slightly flared and hug the hips. Pinstripes and dark fabrics are contrasted with fitted shirts featuring white cuffs.
“Sting has developed a unique musical personality fusing genres,” said Armani. “I remember the days of The Police, in the punk era, when their music was heavily influenced by reggae and jazz. Sting is eclectic and above all, his innate elegance clearly emanates from his spiritual approach to life.”
BAD BOYS: If Jean Paul Gaultier is the “enfant terrible” of French fashion, then how to describe his longtime chief executive, Donald Potard? Well, unconventional would be an understatement. After being decorated as a chevalier of the Legion of Honor in Paris on Tuesday night, Potard confessed that he broke almost every rule in the business. “We did couture after ready-to-wear, perfume before the couture and we opened boutiques almost as the last step,” he said, prompting a round of chuckles from the audience — and an approving smile from Gaultier himself.
FUNDING THE VOTE: Patricia Field is ready to sign the check — and it will go to Russell Simmons, sort of. The celebrity stylist has chosen Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network-Team Vote as the charity where 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of her “Let’s Vote” T-shirts will go. Simmons joined Field in her New York store, Hotel Venus, on Tuesday to announce the news. “Getting young people to vote is very important,” Simmons said. “It is the young people who must pick the president. The old people have already twisted everything up.”Field thought of no other charity when she chose this one. “My respect for Russell has gone back a long time and it continues to grow,” she said. “To me he is number one and there was no other choice to be made.”
The “Let’s Vote” T-shirts and tanks are available for men, women and children for $25 at Hotel Venus and at patriciafield.com.
TY-KOONS: François Pinault’s long-awaited contemporary art museum in Paris is finally inching toward an eventual opening. Construction permits are being finalized and workers should break ground before the end of the year. And even if it won’t open until the end of 2007, the first exhibit is already lined up: what’s touted as the most important retrospective of Jeff Koons ever mounted.
@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)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)