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PERSONALS SERVICE: Mauricio and Roger Padilha, brothers and owners of the five-year-old public relations firm MAO, are busy setting up a new venture to also handle sales for some of their clients. Liz Collins, Gary Graham, Chanpaul by Paul Chan,...
PERSONALS SERVICE: Mauricio and Roger Padilha, brothers and owners of the five-year-old public relations firm MAO, are busy setting up a new venture to also handle sales for some of their clients. Liz Collins, Gary Graham, Chanpaul by Paul Chan, Michael & Hushi and "8" will be repped for sales by the new company at 580 Broadway, while Brianna Espitalier, formerly of Vivienne Westwood and Daryl K, has been named director of sales. Clearly tied up with the new venture, Roger Padilha announced its opening on Monday with a release from his personal e-mail account. For those interested, he can be reached at Eastvillagestud@aol.com.STREET WALKERS: Vogue's editor at large Andre Leon Talley and Chado designer Ralph Rucci are expected to return to New York prior to the close of the Paris couture shows to take part in a ceremony for the installment of designer plaques along Seventh Avenue's Fashion Walk of Fame on July 17. Talley will introduce Stephen Burrows, while Rucci, who is showing a collection at the couture on July 11, will present the honor posthumously to Mainbocher, who was the first American designer accepted by the Parisian fashion establishment when he designed there in the Thirties.DIOR DUNGAREES: Christian Dior began selling its pre-spring collection in Paris last week and unveiled a few surprising new projects, including capsule collections of jeans and wedding dresses. The jeans, which will initially be sold exclusively at Dior boutiques, were created to go with its perennially popular "J'Adore Dior" T-shirts.The tight-fitting jeans, boasting pink stitching and a pink Dior tab on the back pocket, will retail for about $180. There are also two styles of jeans jackets, including one with unusual raglan sleeves, for about $300. Meanwhile, in the bridal department, options include delicate bias columns and a one-shouldered gown in white leather with corset-style lacing slithering around it.NOT SO AVERAGE: The latest Hollywood exports to London, Kyle MacLachlan and Woody Harrelson, make their West End debut on Aug 7. Starring in the comedy "On An Average Day," written by John Kolvenbach and directed by John Crowley, MacLachlan and Harrelson will tread the boards at The Comedy Theatre in Knightsbridge, playing brothers Jack and Robert. Running for around three months, the play is set in rural upstate New York, and follows the story of Jack returning home after a 15-year absence to find his younger brother Robert on trial for a traffic accident, as well as having adopted some extraordinary habits.SUMMER CHER: Agnona, the Italian luxury goods firm, repaid Bergdorf Goodman with a perk for an unusually strong trunk show that garnered $900,000: The company gave 40 Bergdorf's staffers primo seats for Cher's concert Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Earlier in the day, BET news anchor Jacqui Reid hammed it up with the Cher-inspired mannequin in the window of Henri Bendel's Fifth Avenue store. She was on hand filming Stephen Burrows, who decked out Cher in the Seventies, at his first trunk show at the store.ROYAL FLUSH: Camilla Parker Bowles is racking up royal invitations faster than you can say RSVP. This week, she's due to accompany Prince Charles to Buckingham Palace for an official dinner with British business leaders, and attend an official palace garden party at Holyrood House, the Queen's Scottish residence. Last month, Parker Bowles hosted the lunch before the Burberry Cup polo match, where her sweetheart Prince Charles' team won.
@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