Fashion Scoops: Just Super … All’s Fair … Making Up …
JUST SUPER: Gisele Bündchen is on hiatus in Brazil this season, and it seems Milan is already waxing nostalgic about supermodels — despite their still-hefty price tag. Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Amber Valletta reunited on the...
JUST SUPER: Gisele Bündchen is on hiatus in Brazil this season, and it seems Milan is already waxing nostalgic about supermodels — despite their still-hefty price tag. Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Amber Valletta reunited on the Dolce & Gabbana runway Sunday after dining together at Bice’s kitchen table Saturday night. While Stefano Gabbana declined to reveal how much he and Domenico Dolce shelled out for the Evangelista exclusive (sources say it cost them six figures) he conceded that it was well worth the bucks. "There’s never been anything that could compare to that period of the supermodel," Gabbana said. "Christy, Linda and Naomi were the trinity."
ALL’S FAIR: Vanity Fair is coming to Italy — and it looks like it will be a weekly affair. Condé Nast International has set a September launch date, and its fashion staff are already scouring the shows for the magazine, which will cover celebrity, fashion and beauty, among other topics. Jonathan Newhouse, head of Condé Nast International, could not immediately be reached for comment, but it is believed the title will seek to sell between 200,000 and 300,000 copies.
MAKING UP: Icy relations between some fashion houses and key journalists have started to thaw. Giorgio Armani, who banned the crew from French Vogue last season for failing to showcase his designs, invited them to Friday’s Emporio show. However, the big chill remains elsewhere. Where was Le Monde’s fashion critic Laurence Benaim at Gucci? Barred last season for panning Tom Ford’s designs for Yves Saint Laurent, she was not in town Saturday, leaving the status of that feud unclear. But Helmut Lang plans to continue giving the New York Times the cold shoulder. A spokesman for the designer said no one from the daily would be welcome at Lang’s show in Paris later this week.
POST-TEEN SPIRIT: Italy’s young fashion heiresses were whooping it up over the weekend. Margherita Missoni said goodbye to her teen years Friday night, throwing herself a masked ball for her 20th birthday at Rosita and Tai Missoni’s Milan apartment. Among the 80 revelers were Lady Victoria Hervey and Mario Testino. Keeping it in the family, Missoni asked her younger sister Teresa, a budding designer, to make her a fuchsia minidress. Meanwhile, Santo Versace’s daughter Francesca, celebrating her 21st birthday, opted for a party theme in tune with the runways here: the Roaring Twenties.
ITALIAN SPICE: Victoria Beckham, a.k.a. Posh Spice and the wife of soccer champ David Beckham, posed and pouted for photographers at the Dolce & Gabbana show Sunday. "David would have loved to be able to come, but he’s got a big game," said Beckham of her fashion-plate husband, whose designer outfits regularly make headline news in the U.K. "But he made me promise to take him back a present," she said.
STAR SEARCH: With the exception of Beckham and Fanny Ardant at Dolce & Gabbana, Milan fashion week has pretty much been a celebrity-free zone. Until today. Donatella Versace, who scored a major coup last season with Britney Spears, has switched pop camps and will welcome Spears’ rival, Christina Aguilera. Let’s hope Aguilera, who partied hard during London Fashion Week with lewd dances and generally naughty behavior, gives Milan a repeat performance.
At Giorgio Armani this afternoon, Kevin Kline, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Emilia Fox and Claudia Cardinale are expected.
NO MEMBERS ALLOWED:Flaunt magazine was one of the few titles in the U.S. that agreed to carry the controversial "Full Monty" ad for M7, Tom Ford’s first men’s fragrance for Yves Saint Laurent. Alas, its printer in Tennessee was not willing to go all the way. "Not only are they not printing it," lamented Flaunt co-founder Long Nguyen, "they’re praying for me in church every Sunday."
ROAD SHOW: Always up for a fashion show, Karl Lagerfeld reprised his capsule "Satellite Love" collection for Chanel in Milan on Saturday for about 150 retailers and editors, including the International Herald Tribune’s Suzy Menkes, who had missed earlier presentations in Paris and New York. The exclusive 33-piece line, to showcase the savoir-faire of Chanel-owned ateliers, is destined for select boutiques. One person who certainly wasn’t happy with the French house was Paolo Gerani, whose Iceberg show was scheduled at the same time — and siphoned off attention. Gerani promptly fired off a letter to Mario Boselli, head of Italy’s National Chamber of Fashion, saying: "We believe that Chanel’s actions could become a dangerous precedent and therefore should be taken care of immediately."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty