MOVIN' ON:Claudia Schiffer has joined Roland Mouret and Victoria and David Beckham in the orbit of British entertainment impresario Simon Fuller. The model has inked a partnership with Fuller, who propelled the Spice Girls to fame, dreamed up "Pop Idol," and nurtured the Beckham brand, for the worldwide management and representation of Schiffer's name, image and brand rights. The new partnership is a joint venture, aimed at developing Schiffer "branded products in fashion and lifestyle," according to a statement from Fuller's company 19 Entertainment. Fuller made waves in September when he formed a joint venture company with Mouret, 19 RM, to develop a string of fashion and design projects.
The Schiffer-Fuller partnership has Fuller managing all of Schiffer's affairs in beauty, fashion, lifestyle and TV, and is worldwide. "Simon is a creative thinker who understands how important fashion is to people," said Schiffer in the statement. Fuller added: "[Claudia's] global recognition as a fashion icon will provide us with many opportunities ahead." A spokeswoman for Fuller declined further comment.
Meanwhile, another London-based model — and swimsuit designer — is moving on. Elizabeth Hurley has finally set the date for her wedding to Arun Nayar. The couple will wed first on March 3 in England, and later that week (can a girl ever have enough weddings?) in a Hindu ceremony in Udaipur, India. Friends reportedly received a save-the-date from Hurley for March 3 — and for the following seven days.
OPRAH'S BEST BET: After years of teetering around her set on spindly Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin heels, Oprah Winfrey has given Cole Haan's latest a test drive. Winfrey tested out the company's new Dress Air footwear collection, which incorporates Nike Air technology into sky-high shoes for comfort. The talk show queen interviewed Cole Haan creative director Gordon Thompson about the technology for the show, which will air today. "Being on Oprah is a great honor for our entire Cole Haan team," said Jim Seuss, chief executive officer of Cole Haan, which has significantly increased its inventory in preparation for the spot.
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle