Fashion Scoops: Old Lang Sign … Why Not? … High Stakes …
OLD LANG SIGN: The fashion pack moved on from Milan to the first Paris season in years without a Helmut Lang collection. A Prada Group spokesman confirmed Monday that it will not show the press the fall line this week, instead taking...
OLD LANG SIGN: The fashion pack moved on from Milan to the first Paris season in years without a Helmut Lang collection. A Prada Group spokesman confirmed Monday that it will not show the press the fall line this week, instead taking appointments in its satellite press offices. The collection was developed by Helmut Lang’s creative team in the wake of his exit in January from his signature fashion house. Meanwhile, sources said Lang is already gearing up for his next career move. He is said to have opened an office in SoHo under the banner “HL-art” to evaluate potential projects.
WHY NOT?: He’ll always have Paris, but Yohji Yamamoto is also in a Manhattan state of mind. WWD has learned that the Japanese designer, who showed his signature collection in Paris Monday night, plans to bring the Y-3 collection, his collaboration with Adidas, to New York fashion week in September.
HIGH STAKES: Coty Beauty has the making of a great soccer team. It already recruited David Beckham for a fragrance license. And now, speculation has it that Zinedine Zidane is next to ink a deal. According to industry buzz, the French football deity (who plays with Beckham for Real Madrid) will be the face for the Adidas Men skin care line, also licensed to Coty.
RED OR DEAD: Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, who channeled actress Tilda Swinton for their collection two years ago, have a new fashion muse this season: Tori Amos. The singer is expected to walk the Viktor & Rolf runway on Wednesday — while listening to her own voice on the soundtrack, of course.
D&G’s NEW DIGS: Dolce & Gabbana has reportedly snatched up another piece of prime Milan real estate. The designers are said to be renovating an old movie house in Viale Piave, just doors down from the Sheraton Diana Majestic Hotel. The company declined to comment on project specifics, but one source said the cinema would be converted into a new runway space. Meanwhile, a local newspaper said a store and company offices were also in the works.STAR SEARCH: After a grim celebrity tally in Milan, Paris is looking more promising. Among stars said to be headed for the shows this week — perhaps in time for Christian Dior today — are Julianne Moore, Gwen Stefani, Diana Ross and Asia Argento.
HEADING OUT?: A year and a half into his position as chief executive officer at Sergio Rossi, it appears that Claudio Paulich will be leaving the company soon. Paulich declined to comment, but sources in Milan say that the executive will stay on for the opening of the new brand store in Japan in March, but is set to leave after that. His exit could perhaps be connected to speculation here that an American fund is looking to buy the footwear luxury goods company from Gucci Group.
CHELSEA BOARDS THE TRAIN: Turns out trade shows aren’t just for editors and retailers. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton dropped by The Train fashion trade show in New York on Saturday to check out the work of featured artist Corno. A spokesman from The Train said Clinton and Corno apparently “share a mutual friend.” After perusing Corno’s art in the lobby, Clinton took a stroll through The Train exhibits to check out the 60-plus vendors on hand during the three-day show that kicked off the day of Clinton’s arrival.
SWEET THING: So why did Riley Keough sign on to be the face of Dior’s newest fragrance? “I love the idea of being a perfume girl,” explained the 15-year-old granddaughter of Elvis Presley at an intimate party last Thursday night inside the gold-washed room at, where else, the Soho House, hosted by Dior for its celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff. Clad in Dior, Keough said she’s especially keen on the “sweet” scent of the latest Miss Dior fragrance; its name will be announced next month. In the meantime, her fave beauty product? The lichi-rose Dior Kiss gloss.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)