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.
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