Fashion Scoops: New Creative … Now Pammy … Social Capitale …
NEW CREATIVE: Damiano Biella, the 32-year-old creative director at Carolina Herrera Ltd., left the company last week to pursue other interests. Sources within the company say the split is amicable and a replacement should be named within the next two...
NEW CREATIVE: Damiano Biella, the 32-year-old creative director at Carolina Herrera Ltd., left the company last week to pursue other interests. Sources within the company say the split is amicable and a replacement should be named within the next two weeks. Under the direction of Herrera during the last five years, Biella designed the ready-to-wear and bridal collections, and the licensed fur and eyewear lines.
"Damiano is a very talented man who I will miss a great deal," said Herrera. "He was a joy to have in my office and his contributions to my company were great."
Reached Thursday, Biella said the decision was a difficult one to make.
"However, I think it is time for me to explore other possibilities in my career," said Biella. "Sometimes you start something and you finish."
NOW PAMMY: Who’s the latest celebrity to jump into the designer arena? None other than actress and pinup Pamela Anderson, who clearly is betting sex will sell. The former "Baywatch" and VIP star is at work on a women’s fashion collection of tops, denim jeans, lingerie and accessories such as sunglasses, which will launch later this year. "Pam’s fashion line is in the process. It’ll be a little bit of everything, from lingerie to sunglasses," said a spokeswoman with her representatives Rocket Productions. "Pam hasn’t decided on a label yet." Curvaceous Character, perhaps?
Anderson is going animated this fall will return to TV in cartoon form as "Stripperella,'' airing on cable network TNN. Stripperella follows the antics of a stripper who moonlights as a superhero. The cartoon comes from Spider-Man creator Stan Lee
SOCIAL CAPITALE: Following in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman is chairing what has quickly morphed into the junior social event of the season, next Thursday’s second-ever International Neuroscience Foundation benefit. The uptown set — including chairmen Samantha Boardman, Liz Cohen, Lauren Kaskel, Lulu de Kwiatkowski, Rachel Peters, Alexandra Shiva and Cohen’s sister Laurie Prince, who founded the organization four years ago — is headed all the way downtown to Capitale for it. The benefit committee boasts luminaries from Amanda Peet and Paltrow to Pia Getty, Rena Kirdar Sindi and Carolina Herrera. As for Portman, she will be accompanied by her parents — not as chaperones, but as Prince’s special guests, since Portman’s father is her doctor.
THUMPA-THUMPA: "I wish you could feel my heart," said singer Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child. She was referring to her two Grammy nominations. "I was so surprised when I found out." Rowland and three-time Grammy nominee Vanessa Carlton turned up at Macy’s Herald Square on Thursday to promote their newest ventures as shoe designers for Candie’s. "I love fashion and being creative," Carlton said of her Seventies-inspired design. "It’s like arts and crafts." But the awards are on Sunday and the girls had other things on their minds. "I think I’m wearing Christian Dior for the red carpet," Carlton said. "It’s my favorite, so far." Rowland said that while she has no idea what she will be wearing, she is sure that her stylist, Tina Knowles, will come up with something great. "I wouldn’t work with anyone else. She knows me, she knows what I like."
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