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.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)