Fashion Scoops: Mickey’s Meanderings … The Royal Treatment … High Fashion
MICKEY’S MEANDERINGS: Is Mickey in the building? Sightings of former Gap Inc. chief executive Millard (Mickey) Drexler, or at least rumblings of the same, are on the increase. In addition to previous reports placing him in discussions with Levi...
MICKEY’S MEANDERINGS: Is Mickey in the building? Sightings of former Gap Inc. chief executive Millard (Mickey) Drexler, or at least rumblings of the same, are on the increase. In addition to previous reports placing him in discussions with Levi Strauss & Co. (which, like Gap, is based in San Francisco) and J. Crew (which, like Gap, is a specialty retailer), the merchandising wiz, unencumbered by non-competition concerns, has more recently been placed in New York checking out area stores, with apparent keen interest in Aeropostale and Polo’s Club Monaco unit, and in Minnesota, where Wilsons The Leather Experts was reportedly among his destinations. His office in San Francisco said he was traveling and wasn’t prepared to comment on what’s growing into a deluge of Drexler speculation.
THE ROYAL TREATMENT: Princess Caroline’s cousin, Albina du Boisrouvray, who auctioned off roughly two-thirds of her inheritance to become an AIDS activist, was the guest of honor at a dinner Monday night at Bond Street. Earlier, Ahmet and Mica Ertegun, Murray Moss, Henry Buhl, Christopher Mason, Jessica and Judnesson Torkil and Massimo and Lelia Vignelli were among the fans who dropped by the Staley Wise gallery to check out a one-day show featuring snapshots of AIDS orphans she has helped in 17 countries. The exhibition benefited Albina’s Action for Orphans, du Boisrouvray’s nonprofit group. Not surprising, politics was a hot topic at the dinner hosted by John Demsey. Guests like Leslie Jane Seymour, Roxanne Lewit, Juergen Fischer, Rados Protic, Michele Oka Doner and her husband, Fred, got an earful.
HIGH FASHION: Christian Lacroix, who recently became creative director of Pucci, now has another jet-set design assignment. Air France chose the celebrated couturier to create new uniforms for some 35,000 employees. They will be unveiled next summer, but won’t be airborne until 2005. Designed to last for 10 years, the navy Lacroix design comprises interchangeable items, including swingy wrap skirts, trousers and a trompe l’oeil scarf.
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