MADONNA'S MOMENT: Steven Klein has shot the ad campaign for Madonna's second collection with Sweden's fast-fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz. Industry sources say the mood is ultraglamorous and, surprise, very sexy. The ads feature curve-hugging silhouettes, military details and satin cummerbunds, and the pieces reflect Madonna's own wardrobe, which is packed with tight skirts, high heels and sunglasses. As reported, M by Madonna is slated to hit stores this March. An H&M spokeswoman declined to comment.
DONNA, PARTY ANIMAL: Some people think parties are hard work. Donna Karan is not one of them. "Hell, no," she said Tuesday night at her holiday party at her Stephen Weiss Studios in New York. "This is fun, bringing people together! It's the holidays." In fact, with barely enough time to sweep the floors and throw out the trash, she'd hosted two parties in 24 hours, and a number of the guests managed to show up both Monday and Tuesday.
"I want to live here," joked Sophie Dahl, who was in attendance Monday night for a fund-raiser she hosted with In Style on behalf of Ross Bleckner's AIDS charity, ACRIA, and then came again on Tuesday. "It's so cozy."
Carolina Herrera won't be bunking down, however. "The music's a little loud," she said.
Others in attendance for the festivities included Calvin Klein, Brice and Helen Marden, Sandy Gallin and Bernadette Peters. Whose dress was she wearing? "Donna Karan!" she said. Naturally.
MARC MANIA: Note to those who are still wondering about the line of people spilling onto Prince Street on Friday: They were probably hoping to get their hands on a Marc Jacobs handbag for $200. In what's becoming an annual tradition, Jacobs opened the doors of his boutique on Mercer Street that day for the final 70 percent markdown on fall merchandise, and a $200 sale of three handbag styles from past seasons that were gathered from Marc Jacobs' boutiques around the country. "It was insane," said Robert Duffy, president of the company. "They just started lining up in the morning at 6 o'clock, and there were people on folding chairs, like a Yankees game."By 9 a.m. — two hours before the store opened — the line snaked around the block onto Prince Street, and at times things came close to frenzy. "I saw so many people who knew me and who were screaming at me, asking if I could get them in, and I thought, ‘I have to leave,'" Duffy laughed.
DEMI MODE: Demi Moore might be among the bevy of front-row celebs at the next round of haute couture shows running from Jan. 22 to 25 in Paris. That's because the American actress is to be in the City of Light for a Jan. 26 do hosted for distributors of the Helena Rubinstein beauty brand. As reported, Helena Rubinstein, owned by L'Oréal, signed Moore to be the "muse" — or spokeswoman — for all of its products.
FIGURE ATE: They won't win any pairs competitions, but Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen and the Food Network's Sandra Lee will headline next month's Weatherproof event at The Pond at Bryant Park. The unlikely duo will lead the charge at the Coat-the-Rink-Skate-a-Thon, which is being held to gather donated coats for New York Cares. Cohen will show off her feisty athleticism on the rink and will give a free skating lesson to the 101st person who donates a coat. Weatherproof will donate a new coat for every coat donated and Lee will be dealing autographed copies of her book — on the house.
NAME CALLING: Prankster fashion brand House of Holland — its slogan Ts, featuring puns on designer names, caused a buzz during London fashion week — will be targeting models' monikers next. "‘I'll Show You Who's Boss, Kate Moss' is all I've come up with for now," disclosed designer Henry Holland, who present his first catwalk show in February, sponsored by Fashion East.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)