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.
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