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.
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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye