Fashion Scoops: Quicksilver On Move … Kyra And Kevin … Tiara Time
QUIKSILVER ON MOVE: Quiksilver Inc. is expected to announce its acquisition of Ski Rossignol today. The surfwear giant kicked off talks with Rossignol last summer to buy the 45 percent stake held by the founding...
QUIKSILVER ON MOVE: Quiksilver Inc. is expected to announce its acquisition of Ski Rossignol today. The surfwear giant kicked off talks with Rossignol last summer to buy the 45 percent stake held by the founding Boix-Vives family. The Boix-Vives family also controls 63 percent of Rossignol’s voting rights. A Rossignol spokeswoman would not comment on the speculation. Quiksilver executives could not be reached for comment.
KYRA AND KEVIN: Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon were the hosts at a kickoff party Wednesday night at the Madison Avenue Emporio Armani store for Gen Art’s 10th annual film festival. Hand-in-hand, they showed no signs of wear and tear after months of shooting “Loverboy” — the festival’s opening flick, which he directed and she stars in. The husband-and-wife team appeared in “The Woodsman” last year.
“For the past year and a half, it’s been difficult for us to separate work from our private life,’’ Sedgwick said. “It seeps in a lot more when you work on something together. It’s time to have some professional distance, after we give birth to this one.”
The latest project evolved in a roundabout way. Sedgwick said Linda Wolff, the owner of CPW, “one of the only good clothing stores on the Upper West Side,” recommended reading Victoria Redel’s book “Loverboy.” She obliged and was haunted by the dark story about a dangerously protective mother, as was Bacon once he flipped through its pages. Referring to the dark focus of “The Woodsman,” a film about a child molester, Sedgwick said, “We’re trying to lighten up after this one.”
TIARA TIME: Miss USA contestants best be certain their grooming is up to snuff, since Pamela Dennis, Frédéric Fekkai and Molly Sims will be among the eight judges picking this year’s winner. Viewers from more than 100 countries are expected to tune in to the Donald Trump-backed showdown on April 11. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps and former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard will also offer their two cents.
@deciem is all about transparency and approachability. At this year’s WWD Digital Beauty Forum, the brand's co-CEO @nicolakilner said talking to customers directly about the ingredients in products and how they work is key. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
‘We didn't know how relevant our film would be when we were making it. When Steven [Rogers] wrote the script Trump wasn't president, class divide in America wasn't as evident as it is now, though it was present. The Time’s Up movement hadn't began and the way we look at women and treat women who speak out — thankfully that is something that seems to have shifted in the last year. I think we just need to continue making art that provokes the conversation and do what we can,’ said ‘I, Tonya’ actress @margotrobbie. Head to WWD.com to see all the celebrities who walked the red carpet @bafta #timesup #wwdeye (📸: Neil Hall)
Gemma Arterton is joined on the @bafta’s red carpet by Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, the two women who started the fight for the pay-gap. ‘They represent a normal person speaking out for what is right. Speak out, we will listen and anyone can speak out,’ said Arterton. #eebaftas #timesup #wwdeye (📸: David Fisher)