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PERSONALITY PROFILE: Details are leaking about Stella McCartney’s new fragrance, due out in September. Sources said that the advertising campaign will feature an image of the designer herself, in profile, taken by Craig...
PERSONALITY PROFILE: Details are leaking about Stella McCartney’s new fragrance, due out in September. Sources said that the advertising campaign will feature an image of the designer herself, in profile, taken by Craig McDean.
STORE GALORE: "We wanted it to look very French," said Marco Gobbetti, chief executive officer of Moschino, as he welcomed guests to a party Thursday evening to inaugurate Moschino’s first Paris store. The 2,000-square-foot shop, which stocks Moschino Cheap and Chic and the accessories collection, is located on the Left Bank’s tony Rue de Grenelle. "It’s a very French neighborhood," continued Gobbetti. "We liked that a lot."
The one-level space has a glass-slipper chandelier, baroque chests of drawers and columns wrapped in layers of bright red felt. Gobbetti said he expects first-year sales of around $3 million.
CONSTRUCTION TIME: Diane Von Furstenberg was busy in Paris over the weekend on a major construction project, but it’s not a new boutique. The designer, who has long had an address on the Rue de Seine, is moving to a new apartment just up the street that boasts a view of the river. Von Furstenberg said that a Paris signature boutique is still a priority, but it looks as if her first European foothold will be in London. She’s zeroing in on a location in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood, which could open as early as September.
ACTION PACKED: You can’t face the army of Japanese style paparazzi outside the shows wearing the same old, same old. Just ask Anne Christensen, the chic stylist for the New York Times Magazine, who garners oodles of coverage in Japanese magazines like Spur. When she arrived in Europe, reps from many Japanese fashion magazines handed Christensen her tear sheets from last season — which made her realize she had packed most of the same things.
Corso Como was the beneficiary. Christensen swooped in to give her show-week wardrobe a refresher.
EVE OF STEVEN:Barneys New York launched Steven Cojocaru’s book, "Red Carpet Diaries: Confessions of a Glamour Boy" in New York last week. And now Giorgio Armani has stepped in to host a book party for the People magazine fashion writer during Giorgio’s L.A. tour next week. Armani said that, after he’s inducted as the first designer on Rodeo Drive’s "Walk of Fame" on March 19,he will host a party for Cojocaru the next night at the future site of hisEmporio Armani store onBrighton Way, which is currently a raw space. The best part is that Giorgio has already gotten into the Hollywood spirit and has booked a celebrity deejay: rapper-cum-actress Eve.
THIS IS HER…NOW: The video for Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J’s No. 1 single "All I Have," is a major accessories moment. Toward the end of the Dave Meyers-directed video, J.Lo packs her Coach bags and leaves her cheating man, played by LL. The image of a tear-stained Lopez walking down a city block in the snow, arms full of four Coach bags, a teddy bear and a tea kettle is priceless. Video stylist Julie Jo contacted Coach directly about using the bags, and the company sent over two Signature pieces (the carry-on train case and travel satchel, in khaki) and a pair of Transatlantic bags (weekend carryall and cosmetic satchel, in black), all of which were used. Consumer response has been "great," according to Coach. La Lopez strikes again.
@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