Fashion Scoops: Mouse Club … Chez Loulou … Liquor is Chicer …
MOUSE CLUB: John Galliano might never be caught on the scream rides at Euro Disney, but the theme park near Paris has tapped him and other designers for a Nov. 30 charity auction marking its 10th anniversary. Galliano created a fantasy sketch of a...
MOUSE CLUB: John Galliano might never be caught on the scream rides at Euro Disney, but the theme park near Paris has tapped him and other designers for a Nov. 30 charity auction marking its 10th anniversary. Galliano created a fantasy sketch of a Christian Dior outfit suitable for a 10-year-old princess, as have Sonia Rykiel, Thierry Mugler, Sybilla, Jean Charles de Castelbajac and others. Some items, including shoes by Christian Louboutin and the Mugler dress, will be produced and sold in support of "The Child’s Voice," a federation of 50 children’s charities. Also up for grabs are costumes worn in Disney parades, original drawings and other collectibles.
CHEZ LOULOU: Speculation is heating up in Paris that a vacant retail space near picturesque Place du Palais Bourbon will soon be taken up by Loulou de la Falaise for her new fashion venture: a boutique selling classic clothes and accessories. The location in question, at 7 Rue de Bourgonge across from the famous florist Moulié, was formerly a Lina’s sandwich shop. De la Falaise, the famous Yves Saint Laurent muse and accessory designer, was vacationing Monday and could not be reached for comment. But sources said her venture has solid backing, including that of the retired couturier himself and his business partner, Pierre Bergé, and Eric de Rothschild.
LIQUOR IS CHICER: Suze Couture by Christian Lacroix, to be unveiled in Paris Sept. 12, is not another clothing collection for the busy designer. Rather, Lacroix has been tapped by the famous French liqueur brand Suze to create a signature wrap for a limited-edition series. About 70,000 Lacroix-style bottles will be available this fall for about $11. Each will contain the famous bitter aperitif made from gentiane, a mountain flower.
HICKS CLICKS: Let the rest of the party hardy crowd on Ibiza have their fun. For Londoners Allegra and Ashley Hicks, "island living" translates as "working vacation." Allegra is busy organizing her September fashion presentation, with the help of Miranda Brooks and Brooke de Ocampo, to be held in Donald Baechler’s Chelsea studio in New York. For his part, Ashley is busy putting the finishing touches on a book about his late father, interior decorator David Hicks.
ART IMITATES LIFE: Sunday’s episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" centered on accounting issues. The fiancée of a chief executive portrayed on the show owns a dog named EBIT, finance jargon for earnings before interest and taxes. That also happens to be the name of a female Yorkshire terrier owned by a real-life ex-ceo — Warnaco’s Linda J. Wachner.
OH BABY: There’s a new girl in the Baby Phat clan. Kimora Lee Simmons gave birth Friday toAoki Lee Kyoko Simmons, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Aoki joins big sister, two-year-old Ming Lee, and of course, dad, Russell.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)