PULITZER PRIZE: The hot spot on Nantucket Friday night wasn’t Vanessa Noel’s new swish boutique hotel or the Summer House’s bar. No, islanders flocked to In the Pink, Lilly Pulitzer’s store, for its nine-hour tent sale. Swarms...
PULITZER PRIZE: The hot spot on Nantucket Friday night wasn’t Vanessa Noel’s new swish boutique hotel or the Summer House’s bar. No, islanders flocked to In the Pink, Lilly Pulitzer’s store, for its nine-hour tent sale. Swarms of women crowded the tent and 1,400-square-foot store plucking pink and green sundresses, shoes and swimsuits from the piles and racks. By sundown, plenty of not-so-patient men and fidgety children waited outdoors, fiddling with their wristwatches and using their cell phones to try to delay dinner reservations. As the night wore on, people who looked like they had actually studied "The Preppy Handbook" had more perky styles to choose from with 50 percent or 75 percent discounts. Dresses averaged between $45 and $112, bikinis were $65 and shoes were $79.Gordon Russell, who owns five In the Pink franchised stores including one online, recruited a few staffers from his other locations and shipped in "any lumps in the inventory" for the event. By the time a dozen employees finished cleaning up at 3:30 a.m., shoppers cashed in on nearly 2,000 units. Those who didn’t find what they were looking for bought "Lilly Pulitzer" pastel-colored smoothies next door at the Nantucket Nectars store.ADVANTAGE BECKER: Former tennis star Boris Becker is taking the sporting life seriously. He has teamed up with Pro-Sport to design a line of activewear called "BB" that will hit sporting goods retailers in February, and will also be available through catalogs. Last week Becker was busy modeling in a shoot in Rajasthan, India, for Siyara, an Indian company that makes fabric for men’s suits. But the fair-haired tennis player set some time aside to play with Indian movie star-producer Aamir Khan in an exhibition doubles match. Next up is another charitable showdown with John McEnroe at the U.S. Open’s curtain-raiser on Sept. 7. Becker might even use the occasion to launch his new line, a USTA spokesman said Monday.
“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)