Fashion Scoops: Model Citizen … Falling in Glove … For Art’s Sake
MODEL CITIZEN: Marc Jacobs, who has populated quirky ad campaigns for his signature collection with artists and actresses, is planning to go back to a model for his upcoming fall effort. Mind you, it’s a...
MODEL CITIZEN: Marc Jacobs, who has populated quirky ad campaigns for his signature collection with artists and actresses, is planning to go back to a model for his upcoming fall effort. Mind you, it’s a “very special” model: Kristen McMenamy. “I always run into her when I go to London and she’s almost always at every art opening I go to,” Jacobs related. McMenamy is slated to pose for Juergen Teller for the Jacobs spots, which recently have featured Cindy Sherman, Rachel Feinstein, Charlotte Rampling and Teller himself.
FALLING IN GLOVE: Could Karl Lagerfeld do for gloves what he’s done for rings? The couturier, who helped set a new fashion trend by wearing large silver rings by the fistful, lately has been sporting fingerless leather gloves made especially for him by Gants Causse, which also supplies Chanel. “I’ve ordered them in every color,” Lagerfeld said of his latest fashion whim. He hasn’t given up on rings and continues to wear them — on his exposed fingertips.
OVER THE RAINBOW: Kate Spade knows about color and now, apparently, so does Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “It’s yellow, it’s orange. Who knew? It’s saffron,” he joked, referencing Jean Claude and Christo’s Gates project while attending the Stir, Splatter + Roll event at Martin Luther King Jr. High School. The event was to raise funds for the nonprofit organization Publicolor, which brightens New York’s public schools by painting them all shades of the rainbow and also to honor Kate Spade, whose love of color is renowned and who has had a long-term commitment to the group. More than $500,000 was raised through a silent and live auction. A striped coal bag from Jack Spade also will be sold in Jack Spade and Kate Spade stores, with 25 percent of sales going to Publicolor. Before dinner, some festive guests donned the white Tyvek jumpsuits and booties that were being handed out and painted canvases that would be sold later. The experience left those who didn’t wear protection wishing they had.“I hope it’s water-soluble,” said one who found paint on his sleeve.
“I love this suit,” said Stanley Tucci, who was wearing Hugo Boss and led the live auction, “but it may have been a mistake wearing it here.”
FOR ART’S SAKE: Patti Hansen and her daughters, Theodora and Alexandra Richards, joined Massimo Ferragamo, chairman of Ferragamo USA, in hosting the “Mother and Child” art exhibition Thursday night in the gallery of Ferragamo’s flagship in New York. The show featured works with a familial perspective by artists such as Steven Klein, Elizabeth Peyton and Sam Taylor-Wood. The event benefited the National Alliance for Autism Research.
“It’s great that they [Ferragamo] are helping the children,” said Hansen. “That’s why I’m here.”
Alexandra Richards, who was wearing a Ferragamo signature scarf as a halter top with Rock & Republic jeans and is studying painting and drawing at the school of Visual Arts, especially liked Peyton’s incarnation of Jackie O walking with a preteen JFK Jr. done in watercolor.
Also in attendance were Isabella Rossellini, fresh off the set of “Alias,” and her daughter, Elettra Rossellini, who is in Ferragamo’s advertising campaign. “Ferragamo is a good friend of ours,” said Isabella. “After all, they’re Italian.”
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)