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MORE HEDI ROOM: Dior Homme’s star designer Hedi Slimane has finally found a home for a boutique in New York. And it’s not far from the mother ship — in fact, it’s in it. Slimane’s 2,000-square-foot boutique is slated to...
MORE HEDI ROOM: Dior Homme’s star designer Hedi Slimane has finally found a home for a boutique in New York. And it’s not far from the mother ship — in fact, it’s in it. Slimane’s 2,000-square-foot boutique is slated to bow later this year in the futuristic LVMH tower on 57th Street. Dior Homme will take over space currently occupied by the fine jewelry boutique, which will be incorporated into the women’s store, said Dior president Sidney Toledano. Dior Homme will also annex office space on the second floor, where it will connect to the neighboring women’s boutique.
Meanwhile, Slimane is brushing up on his photographic skills in Berlin, where he spends much of his free time. The photos will be compiled in a book about the city to be published this summer by Karl Lagerfeld’s 7L imprint.
BLUE ANGEL: Eternal style icon Marlene Dietrich is about to get the museum treatment. The Galliera fashion museum in Paris is scheduled to run a major show from June 14 to Oct. 12 featuring clothes and accessories from Dietrich’s wardrobe, starting in the Thirties up to the late Seventies, along with film stills and photographs. Meanwhile, coinciding with the opening, the city of Paris plans to pay homage to the star by renaming a square in the tony 16th arrondisement in Dietrich’s name.
LET’S GO CRAZY: Paris’ famous Crazy Horse striptease club has made its name undressing girls. Now the cabaret has a project to put them back in clothes — albeit scantily clad. Didier Bernardin, who runs the saloon with his sister, Sophie, said he plans to launch a licensed line of Crazy Horse-branded lingerie in September. "It will be inspired by the Crazy Horse’s style," he said. "It will be erotic with a wearable side, and vice versa."
THE PARMA POLICE: Apparently, pesto on the menu does not an Italian restaurant make — at least not in the opinion of Italy. By the end of the year, the Italian government, with the cooperation of the Italian Trade Commission and that nation’s food producers association, will start inspecting restaurants to determine whether they deserve the national label. Roberto Luongo, trade commissioner at the ITC in New York, said his office will play a key role in the inspections, which will check up on whether restaurants are using real Italian ingredients — everything from the Parmagiano-Reggiano to the pasta — and authentic Italian recipes. The ITC is already on the prowl in Belgium and other parts of Europe. Restaurateurs need not worry about SWAT teams crashing their kitchens, though. The program is to be a voluntary one, and restaurants that meet the still-in-development standards will get to use an identifying logo to assure diners that their linguini is authentic.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)