Fashion Scoops: Miss Cast … Democracy … Cha-Cha-Cha …
MISS CAST: Stella McCartney is starring in her own remake of the Blake Edwards-directed 1968 comedy "The Party." Well, sort of. The designer used the film — starring Peter Sellers as a goofy film extra who is accidentally invited to an exclusive...
MISS CAST: Stella McCartney is starring in her own remake of the Blake Edwards-directed 1968 comedy "The Party." Well, sort of. The designer used the film — starring Peter Sellers as a goofy film extra who is accidentally invited to an exclusive Hollywood party — as inspiration for her bash tonight at the legendary Chateau Marmont. An entire floor, including Jim Morrison’s old favorite suite, has been booked, as well as the pool and garden areas, which will serve as a stage for spontaneous acts. If McCartney’s playing the Sellers character, she’s not alone. The invitation — a key with a custom pink pearlized tag — has become the most coveted invite in town on an already bustling night. Even Christina Ricci, who’s co-hosting the Chance cocktail fete at Chanel in Beverly Hills with Chloë Sevigny earlier in the evening, got in her RSVP asap.
DEMOCRACY: Sometimes actions speak louder than words. On Wednesday, House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt, an aide and a security guard took the Acela train from Philadelphia to Washington. As they stepped onto the first-class car of the train, the Secret Service agent realized there weren’t three seats together. So, according to an eyewitness, the agent very pretentiously complained to the conductor, who handled the situation by telling three people seated together to disperse to single seats. But 10 minutes later, a supervisor walked onto the car and noticed that none of the ticket stubs sticking out of from Gephardt’s seats were even for first class. Her reaction? She told the men to get out, at which point Gephardt very sheepishly stepped up from his seat and, with everyone looking at him in wide-eyed amazement (one person even began to clap), skulked out to the next car.
CHA-CHA-CHA: Tonight, after a long hiatus, the Copacabana nightclub — now a 48,000 square-foot megaclub on 34th Street and 11th Avenue — will return in all of its legendary glory. Not only does the club boast a high-tech dance floor, but its Carmen Miranda-inspired dancing "Copa Girls" are back, and will be dressed — or make that undressed — in peel-away white costumes created by Dominican designer Anel Verna.
THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK: Former Movado creative director Scott Woodward got more than he bargained for when he decorated Glass with about 50 T-shirts hung from a clothesline on Monday night for the launch of his new fashion collection, SwankT’s. The shirts, which retail around $70 apiece, were part of a shipment destined for a store the next day, but a gaggle of greedy guests, including several male models egged on by photographer Patrick McMullen, plucked the shirts right off the line — and in some cases, changed from their street clothes right at the bar. While it made for a great photo op, it wasn’t the kind of publicity Woodward was expecting. He’s spent the rest of the week coming up with a way to reproduce enough shirts to fill his orders.
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)
@denimdaysfestival, which initially launched in Amsterdam in 2014 and has since expanded to New York, is heading to Nashville for the very first time. The two-day festival, which will take place in November, will feature brand activations, hands-on workshops by artisans and denim mills, a vintage market, live entertainment, and local food and drinks. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Later this month, the popular “Diana: Her Fashion Story” exhibit will be reopening. @historicroyalpalaces, the charity that manages @kensingtonroyal, has been working towards adding new, never-before-seen garments to the exhibit, including this dress created by Gianni Versace for a fund-raising dinner at the Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The exhibit will reopen on April 26 at Kensington Palace @wwdfashion
“Our family has always been engaged and interested in the world around us. [My brothers and I] were always encouraged to have our own opinion at a young age, which is not always something a child is asked — especially to have an opinion with reasoning behind it,” said @yarashahidi on becoming an activist. We caught up with the 18 year old last week, where she talked about her road to acting, how “Black-ish” led her to start conversations about identity and more. Head to WWD.com to read what she had to say #wwdeye (📷: @chelsealaurenla)