Fashion Scoops: Mutual Investors … Has the Lubbe Gone? … Blass Italian Style …
MUTUAL INVESTORS: Lawrence Stroll may have stepped down as co-chairman and a director of Tommy Hilfiger, but he still owns a piece of the company. Likewise, Tommy Hilfiger still has an interest in Asprey & Garrard, the London-based luxury jewelers....
MUTUAL INVESTORS: Lawrence Stroll may have stepped down as co-chairman and a director of Tommy Hilfiger, but he still owns a piece of the company. Likewise, Tommy Hilfiger still has an interest in Asprey & Garrard, the London-based luxury jewelers. "Joel [Horowitz, chief executive officer of Tommy Hilfiger] and I are partners in Asprey, as well," said Hilfiger on Wednesday. Hilfiger said he and Stroll remain good friends, and their families are vacationing together later this month. As reported, Stroll’s main reason for stepping down from Hilfiger was to devote more time to building Asprey & Garrard. However, a few sources believe Stroll could be setting himself up to acquire a competing company to Hilfiger some day.HAS THE LUBBE GONE?: Has Sandor Lubbe been driven out of Dutch magazine? Rumors are flying on both sides of the Atlantic that Lubbe, the editor in chief and publisher of Dutch, has pushed his partners at Audax Media a step too far. Sources in London said Lubbe has been spending a lot of time — and company money — promoting Berlin, his new fashion, lifestyle and celebrity magazine. "He’s basically spending money that isn’t his on the new project," alleged one source. Another source claimed Lubbe has been having "ongoing difficulties" with Audax about the Berlin project. A spokeswoman for the Netherlands-based Audax Media, which owns Dutch with Lubbe, said she "knew nothing" about reports that Lubbe had left Dutch, and that it was business as usual at the magazine. Lubbe did not return phone calls on Wednesday.BLASS ITALIAN STYLE: The Bill Blass collections are heading to Venice, as the house has been tapped to represent the American fashion industry during the city’s 59th International Film Festival starting Aug. 29. TMG Productions, which hosted Blass designer Lars Nilsson for a show in Miami this year, is now bringing the line to Italy to dress actresses and VIPs for screenings, plus a fashion show on San Marco Island. While Nilsson won’t be making the trip, citing the proximity to his September fashion show in New York, the company is sending looks from his fall collection, some from the company’s new bridge collection and a smattering of pieces from the company’s archives. To complete the look, MAC is serving as the exclusive makeup team for the event.DIOR TAPS LOURD: Christian Dior took another step toward raising its profile in Hollywood Wednesday by naming Crystal Lourd to a new West Coast public relations post. She will report to another new addition at the luxury house, Alixe Boyer, vice president of communications for Dior North America. The pair worked at Ralph Lauren, where Boyer was senior director of communications and marketing and Lourd served as its Los Angeles p.r. consultant. Lourd was also West Coast editor for Allure and associate West Coast editor for Vogue. She joins Dior Sept. 3.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)