KOKOSALAKI TO FENDI?: Sources in London say Sophia Kokosalaki might be headed for Fendi. A spokeswoman for the designer denied the rumor Thursday, and Fendi’s offices in Milan were closed for a national holiday. The British designer, who has a...
KOKOSALAKI TO FENDI?: Sources in London say Sophia Kokosalaki might be headed for Fendi. A spokeswoman for the designer denied the rumor Thursday, and Fendi’s offices in Milan were closed for a national holiday. The British designer, who has a collection under her own name, had a stint as guest designer at Ruffo Research, and speculation was mounting last year that she was a candidate to succeed Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe.
IN-DENTURED SERVITUDE: Could footwear magnate Steve Madden’s substance abuse issues be haunting him? Or is he avoiding the John Gotti family complaint that prison dental treatment is subpar? Manhattan federal district court Judge Kimba Wood has approved Sept. 18 as the new surrender date for Madden at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. As reported, Madden was seeking a delay for medical treatment. According to court papers, Madden is getting caps and crowns, as well as fillings for cavities. He also will be getting root canal, plus implants after two teeth are extracted. That’s not all: Madden will be receiving surgery to correct a deviated septum. Also on the agenda is treatment to "calm the visible effects" of rosacea.
PHAT CHANCE: In a major advertising push for Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons placed her fall ad on a billboard on 10th Avenue at 18th Street in Manhattan. The ad, which features model Devon Aoki wearing a kimono top with jeans, is causing quite a stir. According to Michelle Perez, marketing director for Baby Phat, the owners of the restaurant across the street, The Park, want the billboard removed.
"Devon Aoki is an adult, a professional model and a friend," Simmons told WWD. "Baby Phat is not selling sex, we are selling clothes. And while our clothes are admittedly sexy, the notion that we are selling child pornography is absurd. We are very proud of our ad and stand behind it 100 percent." No one at The Park could be reached for comment.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty