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.”
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
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye