Fashion Scoops: Kate the Great … On With the Show … My Lunch with Rudy …
KATE THE GREAT: At the premiere of "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" in Los Angeles on Monday night, Kate Hudson, in drop-dead Jean Paul Gaultier couture, looked like a head-to-toe heartbreaker. "I have a crush on Kate Hudson," costar Matthew McConaughey...
KATE THE GREAT: At the premiere of "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" in Los Angeles on Monday night, Kate Hudson, in drop-dead Jean Paul Gaultier couture, looked like a head-to-toe heartbreaker. "I have a crush on Kate Hudson," costar Matthew McConaughey admitted. "She’s fun, adorable, a little bit hippie…and she gets it."
But Hudson proved she wasn’t without flaws. She’s made her share of relationship faux pas, according to her husband, Chris Robinson, who jumped in before Hudson could speak. "She moved in with me! She showed up at my doorstep with the dog and the bags," he said. "I couldn’t argue with her…and here we are."
"I won,"Hudson added, grinning from ear-to-ear.
ON WITH THE SHOW: Bedraggled fashion editors won’t have to trudge too far for a post-show libation, with next week’s opening of Show. Inspired by American vaudeville and German cabarets, the nightclub is souped up with a booming sound system, lighting and stage where musicians, DJs and even trapeze artists will perform under the spotlights. Patricia Fields, IMG Models, Stuff Magazine and Gen Art have already booked the 6,000-square-foot space at 135 West 41st Street, which just received a $1 million facelift under the gilded eye of Norman Gosney.
MY LUNCH WITH RUDY: Cynthia O’Connor, who reps several top accessories lines at her showroom, Cynthia O’Connor + Co. in New York, is a big fan of Rudolph Giuliani. So much so, that she bid $13,000 recently at her daughter’s school, Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan, to have lunch with the ex-mayor. The luncheon takes place today at Giuliani’s offices, and O’Connor said she’ll bring several colleagues along: Kim Isaacson of Clever Carriage, Jane Fox of Buzz by Jane Fox, Lynn Pincus and Abby Held of Kooba, Joanne Teishman, who runs Ylang Ylang in Dallas, and Sarah Lynch, vice president of Cynthia O’Connor.
"When the Giuliani thing came up, I hadn’t planned on spending more than $1,000, but he’s my hero," said O’Connor. She recalled itwas a heated bidding war, but she was determined. "I didn’t regret it the next day, either."
SAKS TO THE RESCUE: Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall, co-hosts of the British TV makeover show "What Not to Wear," were spotted Friday at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, taping a segment for "Inside Edition." IE reporters followed them around the fifth floorfor an hour as they shopped and gave commentary about clothes for each other’s body types, which are "too tall and flat-chested" (Trinny) and "big-breasted and womanly" (Susannah). In fact, Trinny lifted up her skirt to show an observer what it’s like to be so long-legged.
Earlier in the week, the hosts and stylists of the new U.S. edition of "What Not to Wear" also taped a segment at Saks. The show was tested earlier this month on The Learning Channel, and is expected to bow March 8. Host Jillian Hamilton, as well as stylists Wayne Scott Lukas and Stacy London, shopped with a makeover candidate, who received $5,000 to buy a new wardrobe, of which about $2,000 was spent in the store, said a Saks spokesman.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)