Fashion Scoops: Not What it Seems … Full Gallop … Jagger and John …
NOT WHAT IT SEEMS: Don’t be fooled by the big Dior J’Adore perfume ad on the face of the construction site at 598 Madison Avenue, at the northwest corner of 57th Street. Dior’s parent, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has...
NOT WHAT IT SEEMS: Don’t be fooled by the big Dior J’Adore perfume ad on the face of the construction site at 598 Madison Avenue, at the northwest corner of 57th Street. Dior’s parent, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has leased the entire building at an estimated $4 million a year, and apparently hasn’t determined which of its luxury brands will move in. It’s got 3,200 square feet on the ground floor, 3,600 on the second floor and 1,000 in the basement, not to mention the upper levels that would be great for offices. Some thought Dior men’s wear would get in, and one worker at the existing Dior store a few doors west on 57th Street thought Dior would relocate to the corner site. One sourcesaid there’s never been an announcement on merchandising the space, while a real estate executive said LVMH is ready to sublease the space. Decisions, decisions.
FULL GALLOP: Horses and Argentinian men may get some serious competition at Bridgehampton Polo this Saturday. The diamond firm Kwiat, which created the 64-carat diamond shoes with Stuart Weitzman and the ornate, oversized diamond brooch worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in Sunday’s episode of "Sex and the City," will be a co-sponsor of the polo match. The company is setting up shop on the field with the diamond shoes, a brooch and lots of diamond jewelry.And for those exhausted from all the diamond glitter, luxury linen company Frette will display a bed covered with selections from its summer Bisanzio collection.
JAGGER AND JOHN: Jade Jagger is set to make her musical debut in a one-time collaboration with Sir Elton John. Garrard, the British luxury brand where Jagger is creative director, bid $225,000 for an original EJ composition during a charity auction at Sir Elton’s White Tie and Tiara Ball in June. "It’s not going to be a corporate song," a Garrard spokeswoman said. "We did it to support the Elton John Aids Foundation charity." The prolific popster has written the music and Jagger the lyrics. The song will be performed for the first time on Sept. 12 — the kickoff of London’s fashion week — at a party to celebrate the launch of Garrard’s new Mayfair store.
VROOM VROOM: Beauty and auto racing might seem like strange bedfellows, but don’t tell the throngs of motor heads who showed up to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. make a pit stop at Macy’s Herald Square Thursday. Hundreds of NASCAR devotees came to the public appearance to have their hats, jackets and bottles of Drakkar Noir signed by the high-speed heartthrob, who, as reported, has begun a long-term sponsorship by the European Designer Fragrance Division of L’Oréal USA, which markets the Guy Laroche fragrance. By Thursday, sales of Drakkar at the Herald Square Macy’s had reached an estimated $50,000 since the festivities were first advertised last Friday, according to sources.
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye