ON YOUR MARC: Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld are the latest fashion designers scheduled to appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," WWD has learned. Jacobs, who returned to Paris from the U.S. last week in time for the Louis Vuitton men's show Friday night, was mum on details, but confirmed that footage was shot in New York and Chicago. The segment, with Trish Goff modeling his designs, is slated to air Feb. 13. Lagerfeld, meanwhile, will arrive in New York on Feb. 6 to prepare the launch of his New York-based collection at the close of fashion week, and will make a quick trip to Chicago on Feb. 7 to tape an appearance on the talk show. Lagerfeld is said to be offering guests exclusive first looks from the new collection on the show on models. Designers on "Oprah" are nothing new, though: In recent months, Winfrey's show has featured the likes of Valentino, Narciso Rodriguez and Tory Burch.
Also last week, the multitasking Jacobs hosted a dinner at Dave in Paris to fete the new Marc Jacobs collection store in Palais Royal. The designer worked the room like a pro and then settled in for lemon chicken and fried rice with the likes of Sofia Coppola and Lee Radziwill.
AIR TOMMY: Around 7 p.m. last Friday in Paris, Tommy Hilfiger buckled his seat belt — in first class, natch — on Air France Flight 008, bound for New York. He'd slipped into Paris for a day to meet with Karl Lagerfeld. Because of business back at home, Hilfiger was sorry he couldn't make it in time to witness Chanel's breathtaking couture show, with that Ziegfeld-worthy ivory tower centerpiece, though he did see the pictures and thought it looked "fabulous." Hilfiger stopped in chez Lagerfeld to discuss future plans for their shared venture, Lagerfeld Gallery, which will be shown in New York for the first time during the upcoming New York collections. He got a preview of what Lagerfeld plans and would only offer this cryptic teaser: "It's a whole new direction for Karl."Asked how he's enjoying his new situation regarding the potential new owners of his company, Hilfiger said, "It's very exciting. It will allow us to address issues in the American market away from the public." He noted that as the company focuses on going upscale, the volume will shrink a bit, as "we become less middle-of-the-road."
EINAR ON DECK: Former Geoffrey Beene designer Einar Holilokk has reportedly found a new home at Reem Acra. News of the former Bill Blass designer joining the bridal company is expected to be announced Monday. Reem Acra declined comment Friday. In other bridal news, Monique Lhuillier and her husband and chief executive officer, Tom Bugbee, have a new addition. She gave birth Tuesday to their first child, Jack Bugbee.
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