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?
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle