Fashion Scoops: Loud Crowd … Birds of a Feather … Hola SoHo
LOUD CROWD: Barely settled into their new vacation home in Stromboli, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are already causing mischief with pal Naomi Campbell. Loud music late into the night is eliciting complaints from the neighbors and local press...
LOUD CROWD: Barely settled into their new vacation home in Stromboli, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are already causing mischief with pal Naomi Campbell. Loud music late into the night is eliciting complaints from the neighbors and local press reports say it might have been former interior minister Giorgio Napolitano, who called on the pair to drop the volume. Dolce reportedly lashed back that the island is full of "old people," although another observer noted that the pair took the warning in stride and dutifully toned down the tunes.
Eager to keep the party moving, the duo reportedly moved on to the Tartana nightclub, where the owner mysteriously pulled the plug on the hi-fi and closed shop right after the designers arrived with their entourage. Then, sources said, the designers fussed over an entrance fee to a tequila party at the Il Osservatorio discothèque and were forced to return home. A quiet night of shuffleboard, perhaps? The Dolce & Gabbana press office in Milan was closed for vacation and spokesmen were unavailable for comment.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Shoe magnate Steven Madden will begin serving his jail term for securities laws violations at least a month later than expected due to what sources said were medical reasons. He was scheduled to surrender to authorities at Eglin Air Force base, near Valparaiso, Fla., this Thursday. Meanwhile, Elliot M. Lavigne, sentenced in Brooklyn this year on similar charges, was expected to begin his time, also at Eglin, on Aug. 5. It could not be confirmed at press time whether Lavigne has begun his term, but a law-enforcement source said he did not request a delay. Both cases arose from federal investigations surrounding the defunct Stratton Oakmont brokerage firm. Wonder what their conversations will be like in the exercise yard.
HOLA SOHO: Custo Barcelona, the Spanish fashion brand known for its exuberant colors and outrageous patterns, is said to be planning a store on Broome Street in SoHo. This will be its first in New York. The company’s designs are sold at Neiman Marcus, but Custo opened its first U.S. store in Chicago in May.
After an exodus of art galleries and influx of mall retailers like Sunglass Hut and Victoria’s Secret, SoHo changed complexion again over the past year or so, as luxury retailers including Chanel and Louis Vuitton moved in, hoping to transform the neighborhood into a downtown Madison Avenue.Custo will join such recent arrivals as London lingerie maker Agent Provocateur, which has leased a space on Mercer Street, and Apple Computer, which opened a store on the corner of Prince and Greene Streets. Vespa is also said to be zooming into the area.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye