ROYAL CHANGE: For Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, the show will go on — just a little later than planned. Their wedding date has been moved to Saturday from Friday so that the Prince of Wales can attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II in Rome on Friday. “It’s out of respect,” a Clarence House spokesman said, adding the exact time of the civil wedding ceremony with 30 guests at Windsor Town Hall still needed to be confirmed. “The time is expected to remain largely the same [1:00 pm]. However, there are other weddings booked at the venue for Saturday and we don’t want to interfere with them.” In other royal news, the spokesman confirmed weekend reports in The Sunday Times of London that Parker Bowles will automatically become the Princess of Wales when she marries Charles. “We’ve been saying the same thing all along. Mrs. Parker Bowles will legally and technically be given all her husband’s titles, including Princess of Wales. However, she wants to be known only as Duchess of Cornwall.” As reported, if and when Prince Charles becomes king, her title will be Princess Consort. Meanwhile, the cut-price replica of Parker Bowles’ ring has been a bestseller at Asda, owned by Wal-Mart. Some 2,500 rings went on sale at 8 a.m. on Monday and by 10:30 a.m. a third had been snapped up, making it the retailer’s fastest-ever selling jewelry item.
TRUNK TALK: Trust the Palm Beach set to get a designer into a tizzy. When Joanna Mastroianni presented her fall collection with a trunk show at Alpark The Salon in Palm Beach, Fla., late last month, several socialites wanted her pieces immediately for the spring social season, so she took some custom orders and rushed back to New York to create the looks. “We will be sleeping in [the studio] for the next three weeks to get some of these important pieces out,” she said.
The March 23 to 26 trunk show attracted the likes of Pauline Pitt, Nancy Brinker and Audrey Gruss, and raked in $285,000. Among the top sellers were a beaded cocktail dress, at $2,420; a chenille matelasse cocoon coat, at $7,000, and a metallic open-weave beaded vest, at $5,720.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)