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.
Donatella Versace will receive the International Award at the 2018 @cfda awards, which were announced tonight. Tap link in bio for a list of all the nominees and honorees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @rahirezvanistudio )
The 2018 @cfda Awards nominees are out! @virgilabloh for @off____white for is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Tap link in bio for all the nominees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion ( 📷: @simonelezzi)
@chanelofficial is suing high-end vintage retailer @whatgoesaroundnyc for trademark infringement, a move that could cost the retailer millions. The French fashion house claims that it’s not only unintentionally sold counterfeit goods on occasion, but that it’s “gone out of its way to create an association with Chanel,” which does not exist. Read Chanel’s statement on WWD.com #wwdnews (@aitorrosasphoto)
Exclusive: Guillaume Henry has left @ninaricci, the fashion house said on Thursday. “After three years of mutually gratifying creative collaboration, Nina Ricci and Guillaume Henry have together decided that the designer will depart the house after the presentation of the fall-winter 2018-19 collection,” Ricci said in a statement. Get all the details on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“When Bella enters a room all heads turn,” said @peterphilipsmakeup, creative and image director for @diormakeup. Last night, the two celebrated the product launch of Dior’s Lacquer Plump in Los Angeles with other celebs like @parisjackson, @winnieharlow and more. Head to WWD.com to see the rest of the photos from the night (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
“These shirts are an art form, it’s about getting the message out to as many people as you can. It breaks down the pretentiousness of the art gallery,” says Kumasi Sadiki, cofounder of @ebayontheblock, a store that sells merchandise by New York artists who are shifting their attention to clothes as a wearable medium. Pictured here is a design by artist @joegarvey_, one of the first to spearhead this movement. Head to WWD.com to read @mistywhitesidell full story on how their designs have become merch for the underground elite #wwdfashion
@netaporter is dedicating a part of its website – called the Fine Jewelry and Watch Destination – to highlight its high-end jewelry. The hub will feature products on the site, as well as incorporate styling advice and educational content about high-priced jewelry items. Get more details on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories
For “The Cher Show,” an upcoming musical based on @cher’s life and career, @bobmackie is once again collaborating with the singer in designing the costumes. For decades, Mackie has designed glitzy stage costumes and red carpet looks for the 71-year-old Grammy winner. Pictured here is a sketch of some of the pieces in the wardrobe of the musical, which is set to debut in Chicago on June 12 before making its way to Broadway #wwdeye