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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)