Fashion Scoops: Oscar Worthy … Jet Lag … Burberry Boon
OSCAR WORTHY: Will he stay or will he go? Rumblings resurfaced in Paris this week that Oscar de la Renta might make his July 9 couture show for Balmain his swan song. But reached on Thursday at the Ritz, the designer said he's staying put for the...
OSCAR WORTHY: Will he stay or will he go? Rumblings resurfaced in Paris this week that Oscar de la Renta might make his July 9 couture show for Balmain his swan song. But reached on Thursday at the Ritz, the designer said he's staying put for the moment. "At this point, I am really bound to do two collections," he said. As reported, the designer informed the house of his intentions to leave following serious back surgery last year, but his retirement date has been the question du jour for months.JET LAG: Talk about air miles. Yohji Yamamoto arrived in Paris on Wednesday to prepare for his spring 2003 men's wear show on Saturday night. But he won't be staying put until his women's ready-to-wear show on July 7, on the eve of couture week. Instead, the designer is jetting back to Tokyo Sunday, spending three nights there working on the spring women's ready-to-wear collection before getting back on a plane to Paris with the clothes and his design team. Whew. No wonder Yamamoto has that collaboration with Adidas.BURBERRY BOON: Rose Marie Bravo is spreading the Burberry wealth. The company's chief executive, who could earn more than $20 million under the terms of her new contract and the upcoming IPO, has also insured Burberry's senior management will benefit, too. The executives, many of whom were Bravo's former colleagues at I. Magnin and Saks Fifth Avenue, will receive shares in Burberry worth a total of $11.7 million, and stock options worth a total of $14 million. Those lucky executives include design director Christopher Bailey; senior vice president, marketing Pat Doherty; managing director, U,K. and Europe retail Joy Frommer; senior vp, women's wear Michelle Smith and senior vp, men's wear Stanley Tucker."
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
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