Fashion Scoops: Pop to It … Playing it Safe … Leave it to Diva …
POP TO IT: Who said fashion-show invitations had no value? Christie’s in Paris, which is auctioning off a collection of contemporary art owned by designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac on July 3, expects some of his art to fetch from...
POP TO IT: Who said fashion-show invitations had no value? Christie’s in Paris, which is auctioning off a collection of contemporary art owned by designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac on July 3, expects some of his art to fetch from $600 to $20,000. Mind you, they are original artworks. Since the late Sixties, de Castelbajac has commissioned the likes of Keith Haring, Jean-Charles Blais and Pierre et Gilles to create his invitations. Also up for grabs at the auction are several of de Castelbajac’s handpainted dresses and works by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Sandro Chia, and photos by artists Nan Goldin, Andre Serrano and Cindy Sherman.
PLAYING IT SAFE: Usually, the cocktails part of a charity benefit takes place just before the meal is served, but for the upcoming 25th anniversary luncheon of Safe Horizon on May 6, the revelry kicked off Monday night with a pre-party hosted by Malaak Compton-Rock, Cynthia Lufkin and Jessica Seinfeld at the Calvin Klein store on Madison Avenue. (Bruce Klatsky, chairman of Calvin Klein’s new parent company, Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., is being honored at the luncheon along with Louis Camilleri, chief executive of Altria.)
The trio was, naturally, decked out in Calvin Klein dresses they were able to select for the night, which Seinfeld described as a somewhat unusual occurrence for her, since she’s generally too wrapped up in the logistics of her own clothing-drive charity, Baby Buggy Inc., and raising her children to worry about appearances.
"I just try not to go out of the house with yogurt on my sleeves or baby food in my hair," she said. "I don’t even go out much. I’d rather stay home with the kids as much as possible."
LEAVE IT TO DIVA: The Costume Institute at the Met isn’t the only museum space to go for goddesses. On April 30, London’s Getty Images Gallery will unveil an exhibition called Style Queens, featuring photographs of more than 50 actresses, royals, models and socialites who have made headlines over the past century. The curators of the show include Lucy Yeomans, the editor of Harpers & Queen, her art director Sheila Jack and fashion director Alison Edmond. The queens include Princess Diana, Madonna, Coco Chanel, Diana Vreeland, Jane Birkin and Jacqueline Kennedy. "Style doesn’t have to be a label. It’s not something you can find in your wardrobe," said Yeomans. "You’ve either got it or you haven’t, and these women definitely have it." Style Queens will run through June 5.RUNNING WOMEN: Celebrities are continuing to make tracks to Revlon’s Run/Walk for Women on May 3. In addition to the already announced co-hosts — Diane Sawyer, Renée Zellweger and Jennifer Connelly — and event spokeswoman Karen Duffy, Julianne Moore has just confirmed she’ll be hitting the streets for the 5K event that kicks off in Times Square. Also this year, "Law & Order" actor Jesse L. Martin will sing at the opening of the event, which raises funds for women battling cancer.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews