MODERN LOVE: Who said Americans no longer want to buy French products? That was the reaction of Karl Lagerfeld to a triumphant sale last week of his collection of mostly French modernist furniture and objects, since roughly 80 percent of the buyers...
MODERN LOVE: Who said Americans no longer want to buy French products? That was the reaction of Karl Lagerfeld to a triumphant sale last week of his collection of mostly French modernist furniture and objects, since roughly 80 percent of the buyers were American. He told Sotheby’s, which conducted the sale in Paris, that it “reaffirmed the fraternity of French and American taste.” Not to mention Lagerfeld’s. The sale netted about $8 million, converted from euros at current exchange — more than double expectations. A pair of Jean-Michel Frank tables fetched $458,000, while Eileen Gray’s oak and lacquer console went for $375,000.
KLUM TIME: Heidi Klum just couldn’t break away. Although her appearance was billed from noon to 1 p.m., the model stayed around greeting throngs of customers, taking pictures with fans and signing autographs until 2:30 p.m. Thursday at H&M’s Fifth Avenue flagship. Dressed in jeans and a bright yellow halter top, Klum is the latest to show off swimwear for H&M’s summer ad campaign.
BOARD WITH BUNNIES: The ratio was one Playmate to every 15 surfers and skateboarders at Hef’s Mansion Thursday night, and the man of the house was nowhere in sight (“It’s his night out,” said one of the Playmates). But that didn’t seem to faze the 80 guests or so who turned out to celebrate the magazine’s first fashion spread on the action sports genre, along with a debut screening of the biopic, “Nihi Loa,” on big wave legend Titus Kinimaka. The leathered Hawaiian wave warrior, 48, was there, along with 29-year-old competitive skater Omar Hassan, who both appear in the spread, alongside other pros and a couple of bikini-clad Playmates. For Playboy fashion director Joseph De Acetis, the shoot is only the beginning. “These our are readers,” insisted De Acetis, a film crew from ESPN’s board show 123 hovering nearby. “You’re going to see a lot more of this in the future. I promise.”
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)