Fashion Scoops: Not Quite the Blass Word … Designing Schon … Teen Scene …
NOT QUITE THE BLASS WORD: While Bill Blass’ will remains in probate, according to sources familiar with the late designer’s estate, word has gotten around to a few of his friends that they have been included among the beneficiaries. Steve...
NOT QUITE THE BLASS WORD: While Bill Blass’ will remains in probate, according to sources familiar with the late designer’s estate, word has gotten around to a few of his friends that they have been included among the beneficiaries. Steve Kaufmann, whose family operated the Kaufmann’s retail dynasty in Pittsburgh; John Richardson, the art dealer who helped Blass buy his Picassos, and Missy Bancroft, who introduced him to a lot of the society dames in the Fifties, are each said to be in line to inherit a bit of Blass’ fortune.
DESIGNING SCHON: With under three weeks before the Milan collections, Mila Schön has confirmed Marc Hellmuth as creative director of the Italian house, although an official announcement is expected later this month. His first collection for Mila Schön will bow on Sept. 26 during the Milan spring shows. Hellmuth, who has had stints at Extè, Yves Saint Laurent and Thierry Mugler and lives in Paris, fills the position vacated by Greg Myler, Stefano Citron and Federico Piaggi. Those three designers left the house last spring to tackle the role of designers at the newly relaunched Byblos.
TEEN SCENE: Fifteen years after founding his couture house, Christian Lacroix is finally going virtual. Next Sunday, he will begin selling a special anniversary T-shirt on his Web site christian-lacroix.com. Sporting a crystal-studded "15" askew on a multicolored background, the limited-edition style sells for about $120.
RETAIL RIVALRIES, PART 2: Following their recent competition to host the biggest casting calls for new designers, Saks Fifth Avenue and Henri Bendel are now attempting to outdo one another in show biz.
Saks hosted Jennifer Lopez and crew in July to film several scenes of "Maid in Manhattan," her upcoming rags-to-riches film. (She’s a chambermaid who meets a Prince Charming, played by Ralph Fiennes). But on Friday night, Brittany Murphy and the crew of "Molly Gunn" took over Bendel’s to film scenes for the riches-to-rags story of a young socialite who is left penniless and is forced to get a job —working at the store.
COLETTE CRAZY: Sure it’s less than 8,000 square feet. But Colette, the uber-cool Paris fashion emporium, just got the guidebook treatment. "Colette A to Z," published by Tokyo’s Editions de Paris, targets Japanese tourists with 110 pages of quirky information about the five-year-old store on the Rue Saint Honoré. For instance, it reveals the most inexpensive and expensive items in the store: a 50-cent rubber-band bracelet and a $42,700 limited-edition Ikepod watch. It also lists nearby hotels for "Coletteuses," or Japanese traveling to Paris expressly to load up on fashionable gear at the shop.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)