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."
“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