Fashion Scoops: Knitted Moves … Long Live The Queen … Coco Loco
KNITTED MOVES: Designer Fabio Piras apparently is headed to Malo, the knitwear company owned by IT Holding that is looking to round out its tried-and-true array of fluffy, colorful and luxurious sweaters with more...
KNITTED MOVES: Designer Fabio Piras apparently is headed to Malo, the knitwear company owned by IT Holding that is looking to round out its tried-and-true array of fluffy, colorful and luxurious sweaters with more tailored wear and accessories. According to a source, Piras is negotiating his new contract after leaving Brioni, the Italian tailoring firm. A Malo spokeswoman declined to comment.
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN: Sofia Coppola and her cast and crew, filming a movie about Marie Antoinette in and around Paris, moved to a new location Saturday night: the fashion hangout Dave. But it wasn’t to film any scenes. Instead, Coppola threw a party for star Kirsten Dunst in honor of her 23rd birthday. Toasts were made to Dunst as she chomped on her spareribs. As for dessert, Dave let them eat cake.
COCO LOCO: The Chanel exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has translated into a torrent of exceptional press in France. For example, Stiletto magazine is publishing a special all-Chanel issue, hitting newsstands today, as it is May 5 (five is famously a lucky number for the house). Published in seven languages, it contains fashion shoots by Karl Lagerfeld in New York and Paris, interviews with Chanel executives and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of lipstick. To celebrate the issue, models dressed in Chanel visors and messenger bags will distribute the magazine on the street in New York and Los Angeles today.
Meanwhile, Europe’s Arte channel is airing a five-part series documenting the creation of Lagerfeld’s couture collection last July. Shot by Paris journalist Loic Prigent, it charts the process from inception to runway.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)