Fashion Scoops: Ladies Night … Marc To Vegas … Remember When …
LADIES NIGHT: It looks like LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton might have a woman in mind to become the next designer of Celine. According to sources, the French house has recently been in touch with a bevy of designing women, including...
LADIES NIGHT: It looks like LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton might have a woman in mind to become the next designer of Celine. According to sources, the French house has recently been in touch with a bevy of designing women, including Azzaro's Vanessa Seward, former Gucci girl Alessandra Facchinetti, Veronique Branquinho and Tara Subkoff of Imitation of Christ. Last month, the house parted ways with Roberto Menichetti and said it hoped to name a successor shortly. On Monday, a Celine spokesman declined to comment on its list of potential candidates but acknowledged, "There are plenty of rumors."
MARC TO VEGAS: They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Come the fall, visitors to Sin City can take the motto to heart when they leave their hard-gambled cash at Marc Jacobs tills. The designer, who opened boutiques on Melrose Place in Los Angeles and Bal Harbour Shops in South Florida earlier this year, is adding a store in Las Vegas. The 1,500-square-foot boutique is scheduled to open at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in November, said Jacobs' president Robert Duffy. "In the Las Vegas store, it will be mostly accessories though, since we sell a lot of handbags and shoes there through other stores," Duffy said.
REMEMBER WHEN: Max Mara is poised to announce its first retrospective at a dinner tonight at Berlin's Markischen Museums. The retrospective of clothes, photos and sketches will mark Max Mara's 55th anniversary and will kick off in October 2006 at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The exhibit will then travel around the world.
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS: Hampton fixtures like Kelly Bensimon, Russell Simmons, Susan and Michael Sokol and Bettina Zilkha helped J. Crew celebrate its new summer address last Friday night at a cocktail party hosted by president Jeff Pfeifle. Guests sipped Madra cocktails as they eyed the merchandise at the tiny J. Crew-at-the-beach at 46 Main Street in East Hampton. In the spirit of exclusivity, the new outlet doesn't come without its perks. Monogram service is available for everything from shirts to swimsuits and the store stocks houseguest survival kits, including monogrammed beach bags and flip-flops. But do Hamptonites really want to encourage unexpected houseguests?
For its next men’s wear collection, @roberto_cavalli will show as a special guest at #PittiUomo, running from June 12-15. The brand, which has Florence in its roots, will relaunch its men’s wear collection, which will be presented separately from women’s wear for the first time since Paul Surridge was appointed creative director in May. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.