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.
“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)