Fashion Scoops: Rolling Heads … Waiting Room … Vuitton Time …
ROLLING HEADS: Following on the heels of Rolling Stone editor Robert Love last month, Wenner Media carried out yet another high-profile removal on Monday when it fired Brian Beaudry, its director of consumer marketing. Beaudry had been with the...
ROLLING HEADS: Following on the heels of Rolling Stone editor Robert Love last month, Wenner Media carried out yet another high-profile removal on Monday when it fired Brian Beaudry, its director of consumer marketing. Beaudry had been with the company for five years, operating as the magazine conglomerate’s circulation director for all three of its titles — Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men’s Journal. The company has not found a replacement and its spokesman said they might choose to eliminate the position and rely on outside consulting firms.WAITING ROOM: Good things come to those who wait. That’s the mantra of Azzedine Alaïa, who squeezed a few new frocks out of his exacting atelier to show buyers attending the Paris ready-to-wear shows last March. He had intended to have buyers return this month, but alas, more patience is required. He said Tuesday he now plans to invite buyers and editors to his Marais headquarters during couture week in Paris, July 8 to 11. The exact date and time have yet to be confirmed. These things take time.VUITTON TIME: Louis Vuitton today unveils in Paris the first watches in the brand’s 148-year history. Called “Tambour” after the French word for drum, the signature watch is slated to arrive in select Vuitton stores this fall. The luxury firm is keeping tight wraps on other details, but very observant types might have noticed that about 20 Vuitton executives have been test-driving the new models, which are round, chunky and, in their details and colors, very Vuitton.FASHION DJ: Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert DeNiro and Donatella Versace have all booked VIP tables to party Thursday to the sounds of house DJ Charles Schillings at London’s hot spot restaurant Hakkassan. Schillings is becoming quite a fixture on the fashion circuit: Karl Lagerfeld designed the cover to his compilation CD, “It’s About…” that came out in March, and the DJ regularly spins at Lagerfeld’s runway shows.CASE STUDY: Like legions of fashion professionals, Julie Gilhart of Barneys New York has walked by the Goyard boutique on Rue Saint Honoré in Paris at least a “gazillion times,” according to her reckoning. But the 149-year-old luggage retailer, its wood-paneled shop untouched for decades, recently captured her fancy — big time. To wit: Barneys will begin carrying its handbags, luggage and dog accessories in a 400-square-foot shop this fall on its revamped first floor. Until now, Goyard has never wholesaled. Gilhart said she’s fascinated by the brand’s rich history and cult following. Among the hipsters who’ve recently become devotees are Hedi Slimane and Alex de Betak.YOUTHQUAKE: Emanuele Cristofoli has one on Zac Posen — he’s even younger. The Rome-based, baby-faced designer, just 20, is still studying fashion in Milan, but he’s already launched a collection, Laccio, available exclusively at Villa Moda in Kuwait and hanging next to the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni and Junya Watanabe. Cristofoli has also caught the eye of Bloomingdale’s Kal Ruttenstein, who was struck by the designer’s Botticelli-angel curls, and cool, reworked military skirts and pants, some with New York souvenir motifs. “He even modeled them for me,” Ruttenstein chuckled. Ruttenstein already booked an appointment to see Laccio’s next creations when he attends men’s fashion week in Milan in late June.TAKE TWO: Isaac Mizrahi, who famously made a cameo in Woody Allen’s “Celebrity” a few years back, has done an encore in “Hollywood Ending,” the Allen comedy that bowed at the Cannes Film Festival and just started showing in theaters. In the film, which sends up filmmaking, Mizrahi plays a set designer with highfalutin ambitions to rebuild half of Manhattan, including the reservoir in Central Park, for one movie scene.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
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