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.“God bless them,” Mastroianni said. “In Palm Beach, most of the ladies really enjoy dressing up and they have a good time doing so. I wish there were 10 other cities like Palm Beach.”
LIVING FERRAGAMO: The Lungarno Hotels, controlled by Ferragamo, is working on a new luxury resort, restructuring the Tuscan estate of Castiglion del Bosco, which includes 53 Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, a borgo, or village, and a 13th-century castle. As per the project, the properties will be transformed into a five-star hotel with 50 suites, a restaurant and a wine bar, a spa and tennis courts and a golf course. The village houses will be restored as villas to let. The estate was acquired two years ago for 30 million euros, or $39 million at current exchange rates, by a consortium headed by Massimo Ferragamo, president of the American branch of the Florence-based company. The cost of renovation is also valued at about $39 million. The hotel and golf club will be completed by summer 2007. Presumably the guests will be well-shod.
@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)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)