Fashion Scoops: Ladies of the Lake … Model Behavior … Fashion Feast
LADIES OF THE LAKE: More than 450 of Lake Tahoe’s most fashionable, including Dede Wilsey, Carol McNeil, Therese Post, Fritzi Huntington, Dixie Westergard, Sally Debenham, Emmy Andrews and Agnes Murer, turned up to greet Oscar de la Renta last...
LADIES OF THE LAKE: More than 450 of Lake Tahoe’s most fashionable, including Dede Wilsey, Carol McNeil, Therese Post, Fritzi Huntington, Dixie Westergard, Sally Debenham, Emmy Andrews and Agnes Murer, turned up to greet Oscar de la Renta last weekend when he sailed in on a vintage yacht to show his fall and resort collections lakeside at the biennial "Save Tahoe" foundation luncheon, held at the home of Jack and Sue Lennane. De la Renta offered a moving tribute to Bill Blass, who had collaborated with Saks Fifth Avenue on the event for more than 35 years before Oscar stepped in four years ago. "This year, we lost a great friend of the lake, mine — and yours — Bill Blass," he said. "Today, you will see my show, but I do not think I can do as well as Bill."
But the ladies just couldn’t get enough of de la Renta, who sailed with the Andrews, lunched with the McNeils, hosted a private dinner with Saks and signed 150 copies of his new book "Oscar de la Renta" at the lunch.
Stalwart fans like Diana Knowles lead the rush at the trunk show, ordering up a storm. But while Knowles picked out pieces from the designer’s resort collection, why didn’t she buy from the fall line, too?
"Darling," she cooed, "I bought the entire fall collection in March."
MODEL BEHAVIOR: Lauren Bush isn’t above lugging a body bag of a backpack across Europe, as long as the pack contains a pair of Manolos. Fresh from a six-week overseas excursion, the 17-year-old model breezed into Escada’s Fifth Avenue store to catch its Tuesday night fashion show, wearing a black strapless Escada dress and the aforementioned stilettos. Earlier in the day, Escada design director Brian Rennie zipped her size-4 frame in and out of a handful of dresses. Her sleek physique stems from vegetarianism — something she adopted at the age of four after figuring out the chicken is the egg. "It was a moral decision for me. Once I put it together, that didn’t sit well with me. I was a pretty strong-willed kid."The European trip was part business, part pleasure. She helped Tommy Hilfiger open his store in Düsseldorf, and went to work on her own designs with a sketchbook and swatches — a get-well gift for her tonsillectomy from Hilfiger’s sister Ginny Hilfiger. But Bush also took in the Spanish Steps, polo matches in England with The Duke of York, and the night life in Ibiza.
Back in the States and in between meetings with cosmetic companies about potential modeling gigs in New York, Bush squeezed in some tennis and tooled around on her new Vespa. (She had the wheels painted Princeton orange). Looking ahead, she’s not stressing about packing up for her freshman year. Standing amidst a pack of photographers at the Escada store, she laughed, "This isn’t my normal life."
FASHION FEAST: Dolce & Gabbana fans will have a chance to savor food and fashion at Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton this Friday. The invitation-only luncheon will feature a runway show of the designers’ fall collection, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces like a chinchilla coat and fringed ponchos. The designers themselves, however, will not be present, as they are still on holiday.
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