Fashion Scoops: Oscar Hopefull … The Sketch Artist … Englishman in New York
OSCAR HOPEFUL: Nicole Kidman won’t be the only Nicole with butterflies in her stomach at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night. Designer Nicole Farhi, who’s married to Sir David Hare, plans to accompany her husband to the Kodak...
OSCAR HOPEFUL: Nicole Kidman won’t be the only Nicole with butterflies in her stomach at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night. Designer Nicole Farhi, who’s married to Sir David Hare, plans to accompany her husband to the Kodak Theater — and she’s already steeling herself for the event. "I know it’s going to be a tense night — and I don’t know how much fun it’s going to be," Farhi said. "When we were at the Golden Globes, David kept saying, ‘We’re not going to win, we’re going to lose’ — and then the film won," Farhi said. Hare, the prolific English screenwriter and playwright, has been nominated for best-adapted screenplay for "The Hours." Not surprisingly, his wife will be dressing herself for the red carpet. Farhi says she plans to don the navy blue tulle dress that was featured in her latest fall runway show.
THE SKETCH ARTIST: Wolfgang Joop’s fashion career may be temporarily sidelined by ongoing battles with the company that bought his name, but the designer has kept busy by organizing the first U.S. exhibition of his sketches that will bow at Sotheby’s in New York on May 30.
The show, which originated at the Kunsthaus Apolda Avantgarde in Germany last year, includes many of the original illustrations and portraits Joop created over 35 years. The designer started working in fashion as an illustrator covering fashion shows for German and Swiss publications in the Seventies, and some of his drawings of the collections of Kenzo, Yves Saint Laurent and Chloé when it was designed by Karl Lagerfeld are included. Sotheby’s and Joop will preview the exhibition with a benefit for the American Foundation for AIDS Research on May 29.
ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK: Lord Frederick Windsor has put aside the family tradition and got himself a job. The son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent has been recruited by Quintessentially, the high-end concierge service founded by Ben Elliot. Working out of New York — where the London-based company has recently opened an outpost — Windsor will be writing the New York newsletter, a compilation of reviews of spas, restaurants, baseball games and film premieres. The position is a temporary one, as he plans to begin post-graduate law studies in November.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews