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.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)