Fashion Scoops: Mon Ami Saperstein…Four-Wheel Discount…Cat In The Pink
MON AMI SAPERSTEIN: “You are great friends of France,” eulogized couturier Pierre Cardin Wednesday evening as he decorated Suzanne and David Saperstein chevaliers of the arts and letters for their “services rendered to the...
MON AMI SAPERSTEIN: “You are great friends of France,” eulogized couturier Pierre Cardin Wednesday evening as he decorated Suzanne and David Saperstein chevaliers of the arts and letters for their “services rendered to the image of France.” Suzanne then surprised the audience by thanking the country for the honors while praising its culture — in French. “I stayed up all night translating it from English on my very own,” she said. “We’re really very touched.” The billionaire couple employed legions of French artisans for the construction of their 45,000-square-foot Los Angeles estate, an ode to the chateaux of France. They then furnished the mini Versailles at Paris’ top antiquaries, many of whom, including Maurice Segoura, Anne-Marie Monin and Guy Ladriere, attended the post-ceremony banquet at the Crillon hotel. The total cost of the estate is said to have exceeded $100 million. Since most of it filled French bank accounts, it’s no wonder the country loves the Sapersteins. To boot, Suzanne is one of the top couture clients. And of course, she wore couture for the festivities: a stunning beaded black dress with a smoking jacket by Scherrer’s couturier, Stephane Roland, who also attended.
FOUR-WHEEL DISCOUNT: Who said fashionistas aren’t crazy? A fashion-hungry burglar smashed his car through the window of Jean Paul Gaultier’s shop on Paris’ Avenue Georges V late Friday evening, racing off with nine pieces of men’s clothing. Police made hot pursuit and captured the bandit near the Place de Clichy, later returning the clothes to the store. But it wasn’t the first such incident in Paris this year. Fashion kamikazes have already burgled Gianfranco Ferré’s neighboring shop twice.
CAT IN THE PINK: Pink Head — Hello Kitty and Tarina Tarantino’s landmark collaboration —marked its launch by raising more than $10,000 for People for Children, the nonprofit group pop singer Ricky Martin founded to fight human trafficking. Hello Kitty herself attended last month’s party at Hello Kitty-ed out Vida restaurant in Los Feliz in all her fuzzy character glory, as did members of the neo-cabaret act The Pussycat Dolls and singer Macy Gray, among the 350 guests. Tarantino and her team embellished two bicycles in Swarovski crystals and vintage resin flowers — one raffled off, the other auctioned and “won” by celebrity makeup artist Sharon Gault for $1,000. Also for sale, with proceeds benefiting Martin’s group, were jewelry and accessories from the Pink Head line, from the $65 pink-haired Hello Kitty cameos to the $350 soft leather purse of the altered icon, who celebrates her 30th anniversary next year.EAST MEETS WEST: Vivienne Tam is serving up some style at the Mandarin Oriental, the luxe hotel that is part of the Time Warner development at Columbus Circle.
The designer provided a customized silk charmeuse evening gown with origami-type pleats, caviar black beading and an antique jade piece for a fashion package that was auctioned for charity during Monday’s opening night gala. Fred Leighton earrings worn by Nicole Kidman at the Oscars, a $10,000 Christian Dior ring, and an Hermès bag round out the bounty.
Tam designed the new location’s fan, which is displayed in the lobby and will be used as a logo for the New York property. Over the years, the Mandarin has had celebrities, writers and artists create fans for its other locations.
@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)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)