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?
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)