Fashion Scoops: Madonna’s Supporting Act … Tod’s `R’ Us … Change at Clinique
MADONNA’S SUPPORTING ACT: Britain’s Labour party has a new fan. Sources in London say that Madonna and Guy Ritchie have written to Prime Minister Tony Blair confirming their support and to point out they are his friends. Although it...
MADONNA’S SUPPORTING ACT: Britain’s Labour party has a new fan. Sources in London say that Madonna and Guy Ritchie have written to Prime Minister Tony Blair confirming their support and to point out they are his friends. Although it couldn’t have come at a better time for the party, it certainly won’t impress the mother-in-law. Shireen Ritchie is head of the Kensington & Chelsea Tories.
B&B: Luxury tsar Bernard Arnault and Bob Wilson, the American stage director, are extremely buddy-buddy these days. The LVMH chairman presided over a ceremony this week in Paris honoring Wilson with France’s prestigious Order of Arts and Letters. Also in attendance were Isabelle Huppert, artist Pierre Soulages and the former empress of Iran, Farah Diba. Just last month, Wilson was with Arnault to unveil his holiday window displays for Louis Vuitton. Wilson also designed a handbag line for Vuitton.
TOD’S ‘R’ US: Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant play characters who are clearly Tod’s fanatics in their new movie, "Two Weeks Notice," that premieres in New York tonight. Bullock, who plays a brilliant lawyer, carries an assortment of Tod’s bags, including a tan "computer bag" and "Carre shopper," while Grant, her charming but self-absorbed boss, has a closet filled with about 40 pairs of Tod’s men’s shoes, loafers and driving shoes.
CHANGE AT CLINIQUE: Thia Breen has reportedly resigned as senior vice president and general manager of Clinique North America at Estée Lauder Cos. Breen had joined Clinique in 1977 as an account executive in Los Angeles and subsequently had worked on other Lauder brands, Aramis and Origins. She returned to Clinique in 1996and was named to her present post in July 2001. Lauder had no comment on the report.
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)