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.
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
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye