Fashion Scoops: Madonna’s Holiday … Cannes Can … To the Max
MADONNA’S HOLIDAY: The Material-turned-Spiritual Girl and her clan — husband Guy Ritchie, daughter Lourdes and son Rocco — spent Passover not at their swank digs in Beverly Hills, but at the Kabbalah...
MADONNA’S HOLIDAY: The Material-turned-Spiritual Girl and her clan — husband Guy Ritchie, daughter Lourdes and son Rocco — spent Passover not at their swank digs in Beverly Hills, but at the Kabbalah Learning Center’s retreat at the Hilton in — gasp! — Anaheim, Calif. But just because she was a stone’s throw from Disneyland, it didn’t mean Madonna was turning in early or suffering from a lack of adult company. Beginning on April 14 and continuing until the 25th, the retreat — also attended by Demi Moore and Marla Maples — included lengthy late-night seders, some of which reportedly lasted until 3 a.m.
Meanwhile, in case you’re wondering what Madonna will be wearing on her three-week promo tour for her new "American Life" CD, here’s a hint: It’s not a Juicy Couture tracksuit. Instead, think Evita with an attitude. The star’s stylist, Arianne Phillips, who’s currently with her in New York for the tour’s first leg, is raving about the clothes she ordered from Los Angeles designer Louis Verdad. Phillips, who took in Verdad’s April 4 fall 2003 show in L.A., fell for his sharply tailored tweed suits with a Forties flair, and ordered several pieces just for the tour.
CANNES CAN: Given the subdued nature of the Oscars and lingering anti-French sentiment, some worried that the Cannes Film Festival next month might be a glamour gulch. But the official selection, announced Wednesday in Paris, suggests a strong Hollywood contingent will strut the "Croisette" during the festival, which kicks off May 14. Nicole Kidman — the most awaited star — and Chloë Sevigny are expected in town to promote Lars von Trier’s "Dogville." Kristanna Loken will make the trip with Arnold Schwarzenegger for "Terminator 3," and the "Matrix Reloaded" crew — Keanu Reeves, Monica Bellucci and Laurence Fishburne — is expected as well. Meanwhile, the jury includes a favorite cover girl: Meg Ryan. While the party schedule is not finalized, the screening of "Fanfan" on opening night promises stars Vincent Perez and Penélope Cruz. Also, a Matrix bash and an AmFAR gala all promise to keep the paparazzi hopping.TO THE MAX: Max Mara, the Italian megabrand known as the Quiet Giant, is starting to make rumblings on the West Coast. Wednesday night, Max Mara and Gen Art co-hosted a party for the new Ed Burns and Rachel Weisz film "Confidence" and, the night before, held a Fulfillment Fund benefit at the Rodeo Drive boutique, where hostess Jessica Capshaw welcomed guests Peggy Lipton, Kelly Lynch, Irena Medavoy, Lisa Rinna, Lisa Eisner and Nancy Davis. Capshaw, who favors Max Mara suits to play a lawyer on ABC’s "The Practice," chose a sexy black zip-up micro-mini for the occasion. "One fell swoop and someone could expose you pretty quickly," she quipped. The new buzz is all part of an ongoing West Coast initiative, and the brand will be back next month to support the mother of all L.A. charities, Nancy Davis’ Race to Erase MS.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty