Fashion Scoops: Publishing Power Lunch … Crying Woof
PUBLISHING POWER LUNCH: The Four Seasons might be pricey, but the truth is that it’s as much the publishing world’s equivalent of the high school cafeteria as it is a genuine power players’ hot spot. On hand Tuesday afternoon for...
PUBLISHING POWER LUNCH: The Four Seasons might be pricey, but the truth is that it’s as much the publishing world’s equivalent of the high school cafeteria as it is a genuine power players’ hot spot. On hand Tuesday afternoon for lunch were Condé Nast president Steve Florio dining with corporate cousin Parade ceo Walter Anderson; Hearst Magazines president Cathleen Black; publishing powerhouse Phyllis Grann, Meredith Corp.’s editorial director Myrna Blyth; media investment banker John Veronis, GQ editor in chief and runner-up to Karl Lagerfeld in the celebrity dieter of the year contest, Art Cooper; financier Steve Rattner; FHM president and executive publisher Dana Fields, and FHM editor in chief Scott Gramling (who kept answering his cell phone because his wife was due to give birth that day. As of press time Wednesday, the baby had not yet been born.) Fields apparently likes the place — she had a 6:30 dinner reservation on Tuesday as well.
CRYING WOOF: Tommy Hilfiger might not like to see his name parodied in a line of pet perfume called "Timmy Holedigger," but he’ll have to live with it. A Manhattan federal court judge ruled against the fashion firm, saying that the maker of the doggie fragrance, Nature Labs, did not infringe on the famous Hilfiger mark. The manufacturer’s other pet perfumes include: CK-9 (à la Calvin Klein’s cK One), Bono Sports (for Ralph Lauren’s Polo Sport), Miss Claybone (is Liz listening?) and White Dalmatians (for Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds). The only fashion company that might truly have a bone to pick is Pucci — apparently Nature Labs is unaware of the real Pucci, as in house of Emilio, which is majority-owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Packaging slogans for the pampered pooch include: "Strong enough for a man, but made for a chihuahua," and "If You Like Tommy Hilfiger, Your Pet Will Love Timmy Holedigger." So far, Hilfiger has been the only company that was bothered enough by the parody to go to court.
@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