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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews