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.""
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye