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.
Breaking: @cushnieetochs’ co-founders @carlycushnie and @ochsmichelle are parting ways. After a 10-year run, Ochs is leaving the brand. Get the full story on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
@maybelline’s Kanako Takase had snow bunnies in mind when creating the beauty look for @philipppleininternational. Playing off of the bedazzled snowboards in the collection, Takase mixed two highlighters together for a luminous sheen. #wwdbeauty #nyfw (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
“There’s a huge gap between the old way of doing things and today. It takes the youth to help evolve that. You have to count on the kids today to help lead you into the future. A lot of these retailers are stuck in the past. Communication is the biggest thing,” said @ronniefieg of @kith on the youth’s role in retail. On Monday night, Jeff Staple moderated a keynote session with Fieg and @syresmith at Assembly - a series of workshops, talks and keynotes addressing topics or issues in the apparel industry. Head to WWD.com to read more advice from Fieg and what Smith thinks of his dad @willsmith’s Instagram account and sustainability (📷: @weston.wells)
@joansmalls closed the @michaelkors fall 2018 show in black sequined pants and a varsity T printed with 19 on the front and 81 on the back. 1981 – the year Kors went into business. #wwdfashion #nfyw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“You think your life is going to be a certain way, and nothing you thought would happen ends up happening. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be designing clothes and working with Mickey Drexler, and building something I’m deeply proud of,” said Jenna Lyons. Nine months after leaving @jcrew, Lyons is exploring the meaning of happiness. Read the interview, where Lyons talks about reinvention and more on WWD.com – link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Farrell) #jennalyons #jcrew