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.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion