Fashion Scoops: MoMA Mangia … High Art … Naomi’s Triple Play
MOMA MANGIA: It looks like dining at the refurbished Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan will be a major attraction. There is a choice of — count ’em — three Danny Meyers restaurants and the staffs are all wearing...
MOMA MANGIA: It looks like dining at the refurbished Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan will be a major attraction. There is a choice of — count ’em — three Danny Meyers restaurants and the staffs are all wearing Yeohlee’s designs. Judging from the enthusiasm during a tasting luncheon at MoMa on Friday, the day before the museum’s official opening, one would think those long geometric-patterned aprons sashed with pockets and Asian-inspired cotton tunics were also works of art.
“What a great success,” said Meyers, hugging the designer. “And to think everything was delivered on time!”
“What did you expect?” she replied.
Waiters, waitresses and museum staff came over to congratulate Yeohlee, noting how her designs worked in the museum’s setting, and diners inquired about buying the richly optical aprons. There’s a good possibility everything will become available in the MoMa Design Store. “You work it from your end, I’ll work it from mine,” Meyers said, moving on to his next hug.
HIGH ART: Expect to see a long absent but highly revered name back on the calendar for Paris Fashion Week next March: Madeleine Vionnet. To mark the 30th anniversary of the acclaimed couturier’s death, the recently formed Vionnet foundation, headed by Hubert de Givenchy, no less, plans to mount a tribute event. Arnaud de Lummen, development manager at Vionnet, said details are being completed, but the plan is to have more than 20 designers contribute dresses. A runway show is a possibility, with an exhibition to follow. The de Lummen family, which owns the trademark, is preparing to relaunch Vionnet, whose fashion fan club spans designers from Azzedine Alaïa to Zac Posen.
NAOMI’S TRIPLE PLAY: For the third time, Naomi Campbell appears in Pirelli’s 2005 calendar, which was unveiled Thursday in Rio de Janeiro. In this go-around, she is the unofficial Miss December and was shot by Patrick Demarchelier. Campbell is also the face of the PZero by Pirelli collection of activewear, footwear and watches. To celebrate its debut in the Brazilian market, the company outfitted models in its attire at a calendar launch party at the Copacabana in Rio.
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
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@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
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Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)