Fashion Scoops: Marty’s Mouth … Twice as Nice … Home Alone …
MARTY'S MOUTH: Marty Staff, the former high-rolling president and chief executive of Hugo Boss USA, has hired himself a big p.r. firm, Robinson Lehrer & Montgomery, which has done work for Calvin Klein and handles corporate clients such as AOL Time...
MARTY'S MOUTH: Marty Staff, the former high-rolling president and chief executive of Hugo Boss USA, has hired himself a big p.r. firm, Robinson Lehrer & Montgomery, which has done work for Calvin Klein and handles corporate clients such as AOL Time Warner, Dynergy and the troubled Adelphia and Tyco.Staff, who doubled Boss' American business the last three years, was placed on paid administrative leave in May and resigned last week, following an internal audit at the firm that uncovered an inventory discrepancy.So does this mean Staff is ready to talk about his plans? Not quite."He's been going back and forth between the U.S. and Europe, meeting with a number of designers," Staff's new spokesman said somewhat vaguely Wednesday. "He's also been looking at retail opportunities here in the U.S., and has been very gratified by the expressions of interest."TWICE AS NICE: Four years after boldly venturing into Paris with his first restaurant, Alcazar, Sir Terence Conran is plotting an encore. The interior design guru plans to open a 100-seat eatery in the Tremoille Hotel in late September. The hotel, steps away from Avenue Montaigne, reopened this week after a major refurbishment. The name and cuisine of the restaurant, still under construction, could not be learned.HOME ALONE: New York and London may have switched show dates to avoid the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but two New York-based designers have decided that the show must go on. Karim Rashid, an industrial designer best known for his blob-like furniture, and Finnish fashion designer Pia Myrvold plan to introduce Cybercouture, their first women's wear foray, at Deitch Projects' on Wooster Street. Rashid also plans to DJ at a postshow party.FIT TO A TEE: Talk about street couture. Paris designer Sebastien Rodriguez plans to deploy a $15,000 grant from LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton to open a shop offering made-to-measure T-shirts and jeans. "I can't think of anything more essential in the modern wardrobe than a perfect T-shirt and jeans that flatter the butt," said Rodriguez, who designs for women and men. But for those with slim wallets, Rodriguez also plans to offer off-the-rack styles. For the boutique, Rodriguez is eyeing a space on the Right Bank near the Martin Margiela store slated to open next Wednesday.Meanwhile, four other Paris designers earned grants this week from the French government-sponsored ANDAM committee. Lutz Huelle--known simply as Lutz--earned a total of $45,000 from ANDAM, Yves Saint Laurent couture and Henri Bendel. Knitwear designer Tom Van Lingen, who also works in the studio of Sonia Rykiel, and men's designer Thomas Engel Hart, each got $20,000. Shoe designer Dragovan got $15,000. Prior ANDAM winners include Viktor & Rolf, Margiela and Jeremy Scott.EAU DE LIZ: The doyenne of the celebrity fragrance business appears to have reached the bottom of her jewel box. Elizabeth Taylor's new fragrance, the first to be marketed by new owner Elizabeth Arden, will reportedly bear the name Forever Elizabeth, a marked departure from the gem-like names of her previous efforts, White Diamonds and Black Pearls. Let's hope it does better than Forever Krystle, the doomed Dynasty-era effort by Linda Evans.
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