Fashion Scoops: Reality Check … Say Cheese … So Much for A Concealer …
REALITY CHECK: George Hamilton and Alana Stewart Hamilton, among the throngs of celebrities who have opened their lives to the world of reality-TV, spent two days last week shopping in Saks Fifth Avenue and yukking it up for the cameras. There was...
REALITY CHECK: George Hamilton and Alana Stewart Hamilton, among the throngs of celebrities who have opened their lives to the world of reality-TV, spent two days last week shopping in Saks Fifth Avenue and yukking it up for the cameras. There was plenty of dishy banter for the cameras to pick up when George, a shopoholic, picked up a sweater that Alana pointed out "you already have six of." On Friday, the duo went back to shop for cosmetics — for George — and browsed the sunless tanning offerings of several counters. He settled on a head massage from a sales associate at the YSL counter.
SAY CHEESE: After Marshall Field’s named "Mr. Las Vegas," Wayne Newton, to headline its Glamorama benefit on Aug. 9, it’s no surprise the caliber of stars that have joined the bandwagon. The entire Hilton clan is expected to arrive in Chicago for the event, with Paris and Nicky hitting the runway for a fashion show and parents Richard and Kathy in tow.
SO MUCH FOR A CONCEALER — AUCOIN’S FAMILY AND BOYFRIEND GO TO WAR: When celebrity makeup artist Kevin Aucoin died of complications from a brain tumor back in May, the fashion industry rallied together in praise of his artistic talents and incredible work for gay rights. But now, a more complicated picture has begun to emerge. His boyfriend, Jeremy Antunes, who was not written into the will, was kicked out of the couple’s apartment by Aucoin’s parents and has given a stunning interview to New York Magazine. The article alleges, among other things, that Aucoin had become severely addicted to painkillers and that the relationship was being destroyed by it. Making matters all the more confusing are the allegations of Aucoin’s ex-boyfriend and business partner Eric Sakas, who is (along with Aucoin’s parents) claiming that Antunes is an opportunist looking to get a piece of the estate. By the end of the piece, the only person who looks clean is the journalist, Ariel Levy.
BARNEYS IS IN THE PICTURE: Barneys New York is looking to the film industry for inspiration these days. Next Thursday night, the retailer is hosting a party at its L.A. store for noted producer Robert Evans. In conjunction with the fete, Barneys’ L.A. windows will feature blown up still shots from Evan’s documentary "The Kid Stays in the Picture" as well as additional photos from his private collection. In New York, the theme turns to the Swinging Sixties with the upcoming Austin Powers film "Goldmember." On July 16, the store’s New York windows will feature ensembles from the film as worn by Mike Myers and Heather Graham. Yeah baby!
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion