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."
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.