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.
@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)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia