Fashion Scoops: Kate’s a Scream … Ladies Who Shop … Wang Time …
KATE’S A SCREAM: Kate Moss is set to sing a duet with Bobby Gillespie, lead singer of Primal Scream, for a track on Scream’s forthcoming album, "Evil Heat." The two will sing "Some Velvet Morning," originally sung by Nancy Sinatra and Lee...
KATE’S A SCREAM: Kate Moss is set to sing a duet with Bobby Gillespie, lead singer of Primal Scream, for a track on Scream’s forthcoming album, "Evil Heat." The two will sing "Some Velvet Morning," originally sung by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood. The album will be released in August, according to a spokeswoman for Primal Scream. As a long-term friend and fan of the band, Moss has already appeared in a Primal Scream video, but this time around the boys wanted to hear her roar.
LADIES WHO SHOP: Some people tan in 90-degree weather. Faye Dunaway, instead, chose Monday to do something more healthy for her skin. The actress was spotted shopping at Zitomer, the Upper East Side-based pharmacy and beauty emporium-department store — in particular, checking out the retailer’s week-old Kiehl’s counter. In Dunaway’s basket: Kiehl’s Washable Cleansing Milk, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer…and a pair of bifocals.
WANG TIME: Vera Wang’s recent trip to Paris during couture week made quite a few members of New York’s fashion pack giddy with wonder about a possible engagement between the designer and her love of couture. After being spotted at Gaultier, Versace, Christian Lacroix, Dior and Balmain shows and at numerous fashion parties, it made some ask: Was she proposing the idea of launching her own couture line? Was she marrying her design talent with an existing fashion couture house? Or further, was she on the verge of exchanging vows with, say, Balmain? Well, Wang might be having a love affair with Paris, but according to the designer, it’s nothing serious. Despite the rumors, she annulled any idea of having anything to do with couture, except maybe to buy some of it.
"It was a combination of a family vacation and a shopping trip," Wang said Monday from home in New York. "I’ve never owned anything couture and I’m thinking of [buying] one piece, but I can’t pay the whole price. Maybe they could cut me a deal, from designer to designer."
GAY PER VIEW: Are you an unrepentant publicity whore looking for a side gig, funding for your design house, or exposure for a beleaguered public access show? That might as well have been the question when the Barbara Barna casting agency sent out the notice for "The Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," a new pilot being shot for Bravo TV. In it, five gay men (25-40, any ethnicity) give advice to transform "a typical straight guy from a crude and uncultured schmuck into a hip and happening renaissance man." So who was willing to sell their soul for the two-grand-an-episode Bravo was offering? According to our own unrepentant publicity whore sources, The Village Voice’s Michael Musto, former Details and former Fashion Wire Daily editor Joe Dolce, "Full Frontal Fashion’s" Robert Verdi, designer John Bartlett, and the New Yorker’s Hilton Als, all showed up to the casting call. But having had 15 minutes of fame didn’t seem to do well for these out, loud and proud self-promoters. They all got cut. Still, that didn’t stop sources from getting characteristically bitchy when asked about their competitors."Robert Verdi says he got a callback but I don’t really believe him," snipes one contender who also didn’t make it. As for Musto, the source reports: "They sent him an e-mail saying ‘We want you to come for the callback, you were fabulous.’ Then they called him an hour later telling him, ‘We got overzealous, we don’t want you after all.’" Perhaps the show’s producers should skip the fashion makeovers and simply train the neanderthal straight guys how to behave like a bunch of vicious queens. Just a thought.
KNITTING A NEST: Sweater queen Sonia Rykiel is about to apply her needles to a new realm: the home. The house confirmed Monday that the French designer is plotting a range of wares for the kitchen, bedroom and bath, to be unveiled next February.
“I think what’s so interesting about the #MeToo movement and this whole new wave of feminism in general, is that women are finally seeing, ’Oh I can start my own company, oh I can lear to code, oh I can leave my nine-to-five job and do the thing I want to do,” said @brooklyndecker ahead of her @sxsw talk for @createcultivate. The former model took the stage to share wisdom about networking and female-driven entrepreneurship. #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.