Fashion Scoops: Jewelry Club … In the Name of Charity … French Touch …
JEWELRY CLUB: Boucheron, in the throes of a global relaunch by parent Gucci Group, may have landed a jewel of an outpost on Fifth Avenue. Sources say the brand will take over the space, which is currently a 12,000-square-foot Club Monaco unit, between...
JEWELRY CLUB: Boucheron, in the throes of a global relaunch by parent Gucci Group, may have landed a jewel of an outpost on Fifth Avenue. Sources say the brand will take over the space, which is currently a 12,000-square-foot Club Monaco unit, between 54th and 55th Streets, sometime in 2003. Boucheron plans to unveil its latest jewelry collection at the Hotel d'Evreux in Place Vendome in Paris on July 9 during couture week -- the kickoff of an ambitious rollout. Already, new locations have opened in San Francisco and Tokyo, and other boutiques are slated to bow this year in such cities as Milan, London and Paris. Club Monaco opened at the prestigious location, long occupied by Bijan, in October 2000. Club Monaco had no comment.IN THE NAME OF CHARITY: Donatella Versace's becoming quite the ambassador of shop-till-you-drop charity. Tonight, she presides over Con Vivio, the AIDS benefit in Milan her brother Gianni founded a decade ago and which includes a shopping extravaganza open to the public filled with designer duds at bargain-basement prices. Fans in Los Angeles, however, paid the full ticket for fall last Friday and Saturday in the name of the Children's Action Network and Westside Children's Center, following the fashion show and lunch Versace hosted the day before at gal pal Melanie Griffith's grand digs. The Rodeo Drive store wrote up a total of $425,000 during its 1 1/2-day trunk show, and daywear ruled. Some 25 Angelenos (mostly Hollywood wives, said a source) bought the yellow two-piece skirt suit with ribbon taping and the short tango dress, each at $2,200 a pop. Another top seller was the white peak lapel coat shown with a silk and cashmere turtleneck and cotton canvas pants; 15 of the $4,200 look sold. Actress Lucy Liu, in training for the next "Charlie's Angels" film, called in seven looks, said one source, though he was mum on which ones.FRENCH TOUCH: In Paris on Wednesday to promote a forthcoming exhibition showcasing her designs at Le Bon Marche department store, New York-based Catherine Malandrino disclosed that she would introduce a line of tableware this fall in collaboration with hot Paris industrial designer Christophe Pillet, who also did the interiors for Malandrino's stores in New York and Los Angeles. "They're inspired by the American West," said the designer, known for blending Americana with her native French sensibilities. Meanwhile, Malandrino said she would also introduce this fall a sneaker in collaboration with Puma and home scents with Dragoco. The show at Le Bon Marche is scheduled to run Oct. 2 to 20, during Paris Fashion Week.CALLING A SPADE, A SPADE: Andy Spade was just having some fun at wife Kate's expense Tuesday night when he told the crowd at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas that she dresses him each morning, laying out his clothes on the bed. Spade was front-and-center talking up all things stylish, after an Esquire-sponsored screening of "The Royal Tenenbaums." Following the discussion, Kate Spade set the record straight about how her beloved puts together his own outfits. "He was joking. When he said that, I thought, `Good one; way to get out of it."'Asked to name a few better-dressed men on the scene, Andy Spade gave Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld two thumbs up for being a "great-looking guy," but would not say the same for his brother David Spade, the comedian. And which president, Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, gets his style vote? Spade said, "I'll take C.""
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge