Fashion Scoops: Model Check…Squared Dance…Face Time
MODEL CHECK: Her comeback is complete. Kate Moss surprised the fashion flock in Milan by walking the runway for Burberry on Tuesday night. It was her first turn on a catwalk in more than two years. Moss’ agency, IMG, confirmed...
MODEL CHECK: Her comeback is complete. Kate Moss surprised the fashion flock in Milan by walking the runway for Burberry on Tuesday night. It was her first turn on a catwalk in more than two years. Moss’ agency, IMG, confirmed it’s the only show she’ll do this fashion season. Not that she’ll skip fashion week in Paris entirely. Word has it she’s hosting a party there Oct. 11, along with Stella McCartney, for Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, who’s performing in Paris on that day.
SQUARED DANCE: All of fashion’s heavyweights trekked out to an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of Milan for the DSquared show Tuesday night, including Vogue’s Anna Wintour. But there weren’t any LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton executives around to further incite rumors that twins Dan and Dean Caten were in talks to take over the design reins at Celine. Meanwhile, Renzo Rosso, DSquared’s current licensee and head of Diesel, sat front row and waxed poetic about the rumors that the design duo was considering a moonlighting gig. “When there’s a great soccer player, everyone wants him,” Rosso said. “It would surprise me if there wasn’t interest.”
FACE TIME: What do Giorgio Armani, Donatella Versace and smiley faces have in common? You can find them all adorning T-shirts this season. At his show Tuesday, Armani sent out one model in an ensemble with a T-shirt underneath showing an image of the designer. Meanwhile, Versace just issued a limited-edition Donatella T-shirt to commemorate the openings of new Versace stores in Japan and Singapore. The Versace shirt is available at all Versace stores in the Far East and a spokesman for the house said that the 1,000 Ts have practically sold out. And a few lucky customers even scooped up versions autographed by the designer herself.
EXISTENTIAL MOMENT: Despite the fact that the pair have three shows on the Milan calendar this week, starting with Tuesday’s outing for D&G, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana seem to be rethinking the fashion circus. “The runway shows are fluff,” Dolce told La Repubblica newspaper in a recent interview. “The products, the ones women will find in the stores and we hope they will buy, have already been sold at least two months beforehand.” Runway antics account for a relatively small slice of sales, he says. “It’s not those exaggerated pieces that make up our business. At the most, they account for 20 percent because there are always a few ladies in Italy or Japan or Lithuania who want to put themselves on display, and we accommodate them.”
DESIGNER HOTLINE: Anna Wintour isn’t the only one trying to give young designers wings. A week after the Vogue editor said the magazine and the Council of Fashion Designers of America would establish a fund to help young designers, it has been learned that Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë and the French Ready-to-Wear Federation on Oct. 3 will hold a joint news conference to announce a new initiative to get fledgling designers off the ground. Apart from grants and managerial assistance, the plan also calls for a toll-free number that designers can call for immediate assistance. Eymeric François, Etsuko Yamada, Laure Vatoreck, Ken Okada and Anne-Valerie Hash will be the first designers to get a helping hand, a spokeswoman said.
BLOW BY BLOW: So, what’s Isabella Blow, coat hanger for the avant-garde, wearing this season in Milan? It’s Giorgio Armani…can you believe it? The Tatler fashion editor said Tuesday night, front row at Burberry, “But it’s a sort of porn version of Armani,” pointing out that she was wearing a Worth corset under her black jacket and “black knickers with a green heart emblazoned in the front.” That last detail she didn’t have to explain. Did we forget to mention that the lace Armani skirt was see-through?
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)