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!
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge