Fashion Scoops: Just for Kicks … Factory Figures … Cold Front
JUST FOR KICKS: David Beckham, who’s currently playing soccer for Real Madrid, is said to have inked a pact with Coty Beauty. Rumor has it that the heartthrob star (also known as Golden Boots) and his wife,...
JUST FOR KICKS: David Beckham, who’s currently playing soccer for Real Madrid, is said to have inked a pact with Coty Beauty. Rumor has it that the heartthrob star (also known as Golden Boots) and his wife, Victoria (a.k.a. Posh Spice), have jointly signed a fragrance license with the firm. A first scent under the Beckham banner should be out as early as spring. Score another one for celebrity scents.FACTORY FIGURES: The fame-obsessed Andy Warhol — John Galliano’s inspiration for his Dior spring couture collection — would surely have relished the paparazzi gridlock actress Monica Bellucci created when she arrived for the house’s presentation on Monday. But La Bellissima, who refused to remove her sunglasses because of “a problem I’m having with the light today,” parted the barrier of photographers like Moses split the Red Sea. Next month, Bellucci is planning to start filming a romantic comedy opposite Gérard Depardieu and directed by France’s Bertrand Blier, and she explained that she’s getting into the fashion thing. Later in the spring, she’ll guest star in an edition of “Citizen K” devoted almost entirely to her style.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the runway, rocker Marianne Faithfull, who had to cancel her European tour last fall for medical reasons, said she was “feeling better” and ready to jump back onstage. “I’m opening my tour in New York in March,” she said. Sofia Coppola, who was sitting nearby, is living in Paris as she prepares to make a movie about Marie Antoinette, and said she thought Galliano would have been the ill-fated queen’s “first choice for dresses if she were still alive today.” She added that her request to film at the royal palace at Versailles had been approved. COLD FRONT: The snowstorm that slammed the U.S. this past weekend left a few empty seats at the couture on Monday. Julianne Moore, who was expected to be in Dior’s front row, couldn’t make it because her flight was canceled. Another latecomer was Saks Fifth Avenue’s Joseph Boitano.FULL SUIT: Forget the celebrities and the clients. All eyes at today’s Christian Lacroix couture show will be on the three Falic brothers — Simon, Jerome and Leon — who are poised to buy the house of Lacroix from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. But it will be the buyer’s moment, not the seller’s. LVMH chief Bernard Arnault is not expected to attend.CRUZ CONTROL: When Giorgio Armani tried to stage a fashion show in Paris six years ago, the police shut him down. So on Monday, the designer took care to see that the head count for his presentation didn’t exceed 200. Still, there was plenty of room for celebrities, from Claudia Cardinale and Emmanuelle Béart to Penélope Cruz, the last in a figure-hugging black Armani pantsuit. “I really admire what Armani does, so I had to see his first couture show,” Cruz said amid the paparazzi frenzy. Since she has four movies coming out this year, she said she’ll need lots of dresses for her premieres and press trips. Not that she had time to take in any more couture shows. “I have to go see my family in Spain,” she said, flashing that million-dollar smile.LUCKY NUMBER: “I wanted it to be very Parisian,” said designer Loulou de la Falaise of her second Paris boutique, on Rue Cambon, which she will open with a party tonight. “It’s important to make a mark at home before you go abroad.” (De la Falaise opened her first shop, across the Seine on the Left Bank, two years ago.) She recruited architect Yann Le Coadic to decorate the new one in a style she calls a “Chinese jewel box.” So, accordingly, there are floor-to-ceiling mirrors framed in red-lacquered trim, red-lacquered display cases and bamboo-style racks. The shop is smack in between Chanel and the high-traffic Rue St. Honoré, which de la Falaise thinks will attract an international clientele for her feminine wares. But that wasn’t what sold the designer on the location. It was its address: 21. “I’m superstitious,” she said. She explained her first boutique is at 7 Rue Bourgone. But did that mean that she skipped 14? “I didn’t,” she said. “I opened my first shop on Valentine’s Day.”
“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
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye