Fashion Scoops: Lauder Honors … An Italian’s Feast … Lots of Lacroix …
LAUDER HONORS: Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice president of the Estée Lauder Cos., will be awarded the Legion of Honor today by François Bujon de l’Estrang, the French ambassador to the U.S. During an evening ceremony at the...
LAUDER HONORS: Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice president of the Estée Lauder Cos., will be awarded the Legion of Honor today by François Bujon de l’Estrang, the French ambassador to the U.S. During an evening ceremony at the consulate general’s residence in New York, Lauder will receive France’s highest decoration for civil achievement for helping to build her family’s business, contributing to French charities and founding the Breast Cancer Research Foundation nearly a decade ago. "I never dreamed when I was learning French in high school that I would be standing in the French consulate receiving an award like that," Lauder remarked Tuesday. Lauder’s husband Leonard, the chairman of Estée Lauder, has received the medal three times and his mother, Estée, has received it once.
AN ITALIAN’S FEAST: Even though his other half wasn’t there, Domenico Dolce rented out Il Buco and hosted a private dinner for 50 luminaries Tuesday night. The guest list included such socialites as Rena Sindi, Tuleh’s Amanda Brooks and Samantha and Serena Boardman.
LOTS OF LACROIX: Guests at tonight’s Trophées des Arts Gala will not only be able to toast honoree Christian Lacroix, they can also buy his love. Among the items being auctioned to benefit the French Institute Alliance Français is a package that includes a $3,500 gift certificate for Lacroix merchandise at Saks Fifth Avenue, plus a ticket to his couture show in Paris next July and a cocktail with the designer afterward. Also up for bid is a portrait of Charlize Theron — wearing Lacroix — taken by Gilles Bensimon for Elle
FUNERAL SONG: Adidas wound up with some unexpected publicity at Tuesday’s funeral for slain DJ Jam Master Jason "Jay" Mizell. Pallbearers wore unlaced crown-toe Adidas sneakers, and other attendees also sported the brand as a sendoff to the Run DMC member known for his rap, "My Adidas."
Unlike today, when rappers are paid to work brand names into their verse and brands like Reebok have held contests for aspiring rappers to do so, Mizell initially had no ties to Adidas in the early Eighties. Adidas later used Run DMC for occasional special events and provided them with products. Adidas declined to comment Tuesday, other than to say they are in close contact with his family and plan to do something in his honor at an appropriate time. An internal memo circulated at the company’s headquarters expressed the loss of "an Adidas family member and for some employees a close personal friend."
PLAID AFFAIR: Expect a British invasion at Thursday night’s Burberry party for its new digs. On hand to celebrate the 57th Street store’s opening will be Viscount and Viscountess Linley, Lucy and Alice Sykes, Sophie Dahl, Hamish Bowles, Stella Tennant, Violet Fraser, Glenda Bailey, Mario Testino, Fabien Baron, Anne McNally, Eileen and Jerry Ford, Anne Slater, Vanessa von Bismarck and, of course, Nicky Hilton.
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
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)