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."
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia