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RETURNING THE COMPLIMENT: James Galanos said he admired the work of fellow Angeleno designer Rick Owens in an interview that appeared in WWD on Tuesday. Now, it's Owens' turn to praise Galanos, but it turns out the two have known each other for a lot...
RETURNING THE COMPLIMENT: James Galanos said he admired the work of fellow Angeleno designer Rick Owens in an interview that appeared in WWD on Tuesday. Now, it's Owens' turn to praise Galanos, but it turns out the two have known each other for a lot longer than the elder designer had let on."He's so old-school gentility," Owens said. "Over 20 years ago, I went to apply for a job with him. I was so deluded--I was wearing full makeup, a nose ring and a nose chain. When I walked into his office and he's sitting behind this big malachite desk, I don't even remember what I said. All I remember is that during the whole interview, he was leaning back in his chair. Then he said, `We have a very rarified atmosphere, here.' For the rest of my life, that's represented to me what a designer's life is supposed to be like."KAL'S PARTY, PART III: The nice thing about Geminis is that their multiple personalities require multiple parties. So after having had a dinner on June 2 to recognize his CFDA lifetime achievement award--received June 3--Bloomingdale's fashion director Kal Ruttenstein continues the ball tonight with a big birthday party at the Hudson Penthouse. "It's my 39th," he quipped. (His actual birthday was Sunday).Among those who have confirmed attendance are Alexander and Lisa Vreeland, Denise Seegal, Edmundo Castillo, Ellin Saltzman, Ian Schrager, Marc Bouwer, Norma Kamali, Elie Tahari, Donna Karan and Zac Posen. Ruttenstein's accolades continue in July, when he will be made a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in Paris. It's also his 25th anniversary at Bloomingdale's. How many parties will he throw for those?COOL SHOW: Leave it to Prada to come up with an art house road show: Architect Rem Koolhaus is hard at work on the company's ad campaign, graphic presentation and promotional video especially arranged for the IPO. As reported, sources say Prada's road show will most likely kick off around July 1.MAGNIFICENT MACMILLAN: How is London It boy Dan Macmillan spending his millions? Today, the former beau of Kate Moss and Jade Jagger will open "Zoltar the Magnificent." The space--in London's Soho district--features a Tiki bar, exhibition area, and boutique selling urban street wear, books, records and action figures. The bathroom, though, is perhaps the most jarring room in the house: Its walls and ceiling are covered in plastic-coated cutouts from porno magazines. In the basement, there's an "anti-capitalist" gallery where displays include a gold-sprayed submachine gun, and prints splattered with the McDonald's logo--all Macmillan's own handiwork. There's also a "gimp room" with rubber blow-up dolls lounging on cushions. Macmillan, a trust-fund baby with aristocratic titles and ties to the Macmillan publishing house, is in on the project with Barnzley Zoltar, Anita Pallenberg, Marlon Richards and Jesse Wood.LOVE ME DO: Richard James apparently passed the audition. The Savile Row tailor was the choice of Sir Paul McCartney for his marriage Tuesday in Ireland to Heather Mills. Sir Paul wore a dark chocolate wool single-breasted custom three-piece suit with two side vents, and narrow flat-fronted trousers. The bride wore an ecru lace dress of her own design, presumably with no help from her new stepdaughter, Stella McCartney.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)