Fashion Scoops: Naomi’s Reversal of Fortune … Violent Streak … Also Conran …
NAOMI’S REVERSAL OF FORTUNE: Naomi Campbell’s victory against the Daily Mirror newspaper in the U.K. this year was short-lived. The Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision to award Campbell $5,250 in damages from the...
NAOMI’S REVERSAL OF FORTUNE: Naomi Campbell’s victory against the Daily Mirror newspaper in the U.K. this year was short-lived. The Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision to award Campbell $5,250 in damages from the Mirror for breach of confidence and invasion of privacy. As reported in March, the newspaper last year ran stories and photos about Campbell attending meetings of Narcotics Anonymous and giving details of the therapy. The lower court had said the Mirror "trashed her as a person in a highly offensive and hurtful manner." The Court of Appeal, however, has ruled that details of the model’s drug addiction and treatment was information that the paper was entitled to publish "in the public interest." The high court said the paper had the right to reveal that Campbell had deceived the public when she said — on previous occasions — that she did not take drugs. In a statement, Campbell called the latest ruling harsh: "The idea that because you deny something about your private life, automatically entitles the media to publish otherwise private information, seems to me to be very harsh indeed."
Campbell’s lawyers have indicated that they plan to ask the House of Lords to consider a further appeal.
As a result of the new ruling, Campbell will be forced to pay approximately $1.13 million in legal fees. Piers Morgan, editor of the Daily Mirror, said in a statement: "It couldn’t happen to a nicer lying, drug-abusing, prima donna. I hope this historic victory sends a message to the more egotistical, pampered, self-deluded celebrities out there that if you relentlessly court the media and make money out of us, then you have to accept the occasional journalistic rough with the smooth."
VIOLENT STREAK: Christophe Girard, director of fashion strategy at LVMH and the deputy mayor of Paris, has become the latest victim of a wave of violence sweeping Paris. Four men accosted Girard and attempted to steal his cell phone as he exited a movie theatre in the 19th arrondissement Monday night. Girard was not hurt, but was recovering from the shock at his home Tuesday, his assistant said. The attack comes less than two weeks after Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe was stabbed in the stomach during an all-night party at the city hall, and rap mogul Damon Dash was attacked by a gang of thugs near Les Halles.
ALSO CONRAN: It didn’t open in time for Paris Fashion Week, but Sir Terence Conran will launch its second Paris restaurant, Senso, at the end of the month. Located in the newly renovated Tremoille hotel, it will boast a 62-seat restaurant serving French cuisine and a large bar and lounge area with nightly DJs. Conran’s other Paris restaurant is Alcazar.
FASHION DOWN UNDER: Giselle Bündchen and Natalie Imbruglia are expected to help inaugurate Mercedes Australian Fashion Week. The festivities get going with 40 designers Nov. 10 in Melbourne’s Federation Square.
@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