Fashion Scoops: Puffy Wins … Pay Day … Say Cheese …
PUFFY WINS: He’s lost three consecutive awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, but Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is guaranteed to walk home with a trophy at the Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars benefit on Oct. 24....
PUFFY WINS: He’s lost three consecutive awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, but Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is guaranteed to walk home with a trophy at the Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars benefit on Oct. 24. Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter, "The Vagina Monologues" playwright Eve Ensler and Combs have just been added to the roster of honorees for their envelope-pushing work. The night’s theme is "Provocateurs," also honoring Suzy Menkes, Viktor & Rolf, Manolo Blahnik, Roberto Cavalli, Robert A.M. Stern, Parfums Christian Dior, Victoria’s Secret, "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann and Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin.
PAY DAY: Poor Jean-Marie Messier? Not exactly. The ousted chief executive officer of Vivendi Universal pulled down $5.2 million in salary last year. But he was not as richly compensated as L’Oréal ceo Lindsay-Owen Jones, whose $5.6 million paycheck tops a list of the 100 highest-paid bosses in France. The annual list, compiled by the French business magazine Challenges, puts Bernard Arnault, chairman of luxury giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in sixth place at $2.6 million.
SAY CHEESE: The fashion smorgasbord in Paris, which starts with the runway shows Oct. 3-11, turns out to be a mere appetizer. That’s because November is designated as photography month in the city and the festival has crowned fashion a principal theme. Headlining scores of fashion-related exhibitions at art galleries around the city is a show devoted to Yohji Yamamoto’s romantic vision. Bowing Oct. 29 at the European Center for Photography, with opening festivities attended by the designer himself, the exhibition will feature 80 well-known photos by the likes of Nick Knight, Steven Meisel and Max Vadukul. Meanwhile, the busy designer, who is showing his Y’s collection in Paris on Oct. 2, has selected Oct. 7 to show his new sportswear collection in collaboration with Adidas. Details are forthcoming, but a spokeswoman said it won’t be a runway show.
SUGAR DADDY: David Furnish, filmmaker and partner of Elton John, galloped ahead of fellow clothes horses to win British GQ’s Most Stylish Man Award on Tuesday night. His competition included Jude Law, Guy Ritchie, Alexander McQueen, Hugh Grant and Robbie Williams during the GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum. On accepting his award, Furnish thanked one special person. "If Elton didn’t pick up the bill for my clothes, I wouldn’t be standing here in front of you tonight," he said, laughing. Other winners included David Bowie for outstanding achievement, Sir Paul Smith for designer, Gordon Ramsay for chef and Pierce Brosnan, for actor.
CO-ED CLAN: Stuart Kreisler, former president of Ralph Lauren Womenswear, has a special talent for producing daughters — he has five of them, including four grown daughters from a previous marriage. So when his wife, Tracy, delivered their second child last month, Kreisler was convinced it was going to be another girl. But score one for the XYs, it was a boy, and James Simon Kreisler joined the Kreisler sorority. Now what to do with all those girls’ hand-me-downs?
Incidentally, James Simon came into the world with another distinction: He was already an uncle. One of Kreisler’s daughters gave birth to a boy several months ago.
@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