Fashion Scoops: On The Road, Again … Nouveau York …Smoke Signals
Giorgio Armani is finally going to Los Angeles. The designer has scheduled his rain date to receive the first “Rodeo Drive Walk of Style” award in Beverly Hills for Sept. 9, after the original Oscar Week presentation was canceled during...
Giorgio Armani is finally going to Los Angeles. The designer has scheduled his rain date to receive the first “Rodeo Drive Walk of Style” award in Beverly Hills for Sept. 9, after the original Oscar Week presentation was canceled during the war on Iraq. Armani’s engagement is expected to be announced at today’s unveiling of Robert Graham’s 14-foot sculpture, “Torso,” which stands as the new centerpiece of the Walk of Style at the intersection of Dayton Way. The event is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and W, WWD’s sister publication.
NOUVEAU YORK: Marc Jacobs has become quite an expert on Paris, having lived there for several years as Louis Vuitton’s creative director. So why shouldn’t Vuitton, which is opening a 15,000-square-foot Manhattan flagship, put itself forth as a bit of an expert on Gotham? Word has it the luxury giant is planning to come out with one of its famous “City Guides” for New York. The chic guides, until now devoted to cities in Europe, list hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops and hip neighborhoods.
SMOKE SIGNALS: It’s not every day you see chic women parading down Paris’ chic Rue Saint-Honoré with Chanel-logo napkins pressed to their faces to protect them from tear gas. But that’s what happened Tuesday night when two fashion parties coincided with a massive trade union protest against pension reform.
As police blasted thousands of protesters with water cannons and tear gas in Place de la Concorde, a trickle of clients and editors sought refuge in the Chanel boutique on Rue Cambon, which was feting the arrival of its “Satellite Love” luxury ready-to-wear collection.
“I’m afraid the turnout will be affected,” Chanel president Françoise Montenay lamented, surveying a party where staff, waiters and Chanel officials outnumbered guests by quite a bit.
But the die-hard fashion crowd reveled on, crossing police barricades to celebrate the new Boucheron store on nearby Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Escaping the tear gas, they choked instead on cigar smoke as free Davidoff stogies were passed around. Talk about fashion victims.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@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)