Fashion Scoops: Naked Models … Hip-Hop at Henri … Caviar Capers …
NAKED MODELS: As if that kicker wasn’t enough of an attention grabber, model Maggie Rizer has big plans for this year’s edition of “Viva Glam Casino,” the third annual benefit she has hosted with MAC Cosmetics to benefit DIFFA....
NAKED MODELS: As if that kicker wasn’t enough of an attention grabber, model Maggie Rizer has big plans for this year’s edition of “Viva Glam Casino,” the third annual benefit she has hosted with MAC Cosmetics to benefit DIFFA. After two years of staging the event at Cipriani 42nd Street, the venue is moving to the larger Regent Wall Street to accommodate a crowd expected to include Gisele Bündchen, Milla Jovovich, Angela Lindval and Jacquetta Wheeler.
This year’s theme is “diamonds,” Rizer said, and the goal is to break the $1 million mark in money raised for the charity. For the invitation to the June 25 event, Rizer posed in body paint, covered with Swarovski crystals and Harry Winston diamonds, which should give some indication of just how far she’s willing to go for the cause.
“We’re looking into the possibility of a strip poker room,” Rizer said. “Well, not completely strip poker, but there will be some different games. Maybe darts?”
HIP-HOP AT HENRI: Damon Dash’s Rocawear line is headed to Henri Bendel for a test run.
The hip-hop impresario’s streetwear company is designing pieces exclusively for Henri Bendel that are set to hit the store at the end of October. “They’re not in my market, and I’m not in theirs. Any retailer that isn’t trying to expand their customer base isn’t doing their job as far as I’m concerned,” said Ed Burstell, vice president and general manager at Henri Bendel.
“It’s here to stay,” said Burstell, of the burgeoning streetwear market. “It’s a segment of the business that’s only going to get bigger.”
CAVIAR CAPERS: Another caviar eatery is slated to touch down on Paris’ Place de la Madeleine this December — and its patron will be none other than Pierre Bergé. But combative Bergé insists he’s not out to ignite a caviar war by opening his second branch of Prunier right next door to Caviar Kaspia, popular with the fashion crowd and Tom Ford. “Let me cut you off before you ask that next question,” he said. “Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier are all on the Place Vendôme. On the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré are Gucci, Hermès, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel. I wasn’t going to open a caviar restaurant behind the Austerlitz train station.” Bergé, who purchased the landmark Art Deco Prunier three years ago, said the new 50-seat restaurant should open in December, with a Jacques Granges Art Deco interior. A boutique will occupy the ground level, with a dining room on the first floor. Meanwhile, Bergé said that he and Yves Saint Laurent initiated construction on their former couture headquarters at 5 Avenue Marceau — which is slated to become a museum. “It should be completed by December,” he said. “The first exhibition will be devoted to Saint Laurent and open during the January couture.”GIRL POWER: Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, the anime-style cult cartoon characters known as The Powerpuff Girls, are going designer. Their creator, Craig McCracken, has teamed up with London-based designer Marcus Lupfer to produce an exclusive clothing line for Topshop, the London street fashion mecca. The animated crime fighters will appear on cotton tank tops and T-shirts made from silk or chiffon. Sweatshirts will be printed with graffiti-style designs in the simple, bold colors of the cartoons. Starting Saturday, Topshop will host a Powerpuff Girls week with in-store events including an in-house Powerpuff Girls cartoon illustrator, T-shirt customization and the chance to win a trip to Tokyo.
CHARITY CASE: Philanthropy does have its drawbacks, such as droopy eyes and a depleted bank account, yet the Calvin Klein crew has trooped around town for several benefits over the past two weeks and keeps on ticking. Following Monday’s American Image Awards, where Phillips-Van Heusen chairman and chief executive Bruce Klatsky was honored, the Klein staff came out on Tuesday to sponsor a Sanctuary for Families benefit that included among its chairs Lynda and Tom Murry, the president and chief operating officer of Calvin Klein.
“It takes a lot of time and we’re up late a lot of nights, but it’s all for a good cause,” said Murry. “It’s worth it.”
Meanwhile, Barry Schwartz, the former chairman of CKI, found himself besieged by questions of a different sort, now that he is focused on his job as chairman of the New York Racing Association. Guest after guest came by to get his take on Funny Cide, the gelding who’s aiming to win the Triple Crown at Belmont next month.
“I think he’s got a very good chance,” Schwartz said. “I know that the president of Chile called Jose (Santos, the jockey) yesterday. He’s so excited.”
TOASTING HERVE: Hervé Pierre, the charismatic design director of Carolina Herrera, was toasted Monday night by Nathalie Kaplan, Anne Grauso and Tara Rockefeller, who held the cocktail in her Gramercy Park home, which happens to be in Manhattan’s oldest co-op building. It drew a crowd of fashion editors and out-about-towners including Jennifer Creel, Jill Roosevelt, Amy Fine Collins and Helen Schifter, not to mention Carolina and Reinaldo Herrera and their daughter, Patricia Lansing.Rockefeller will wear a coral Carolina Herrera cocktail dress to an upcoming wedding and Grauso — whose husband is Mario Grauso, president of Carolina Herrera Ltd. — will wear a Herrera gown to the CFDA awards next month. That leaves Kaplan singled out, but not to worry, she has an appointment with the house next week.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty