SAVILE KNOWS:Does Givenchy have its eye on British men ’s wear designer Ozwald teng one of the most colorful tailors on Savile Row? "I ’m being courted.We ’ve had discussions," Boateng said,,declining to elaborate.A Givenchy...
SAVILE KNOWS:Does Givenchy have its eye on British men ’s wear designer Ozwald teng one of the most colorful tailors on Savile Row? "I ’m being courted.We ’ve had discussions," Boateng said,,declining to elaborate.A Givenchy spokesman was adamant that there are no openings in its men ’s department. Could Boateng be a ladies ’ man, then? As reported,he ’s launching a women ’s "bespoke " perfume this spring,and he didn ’t rule out a signature women ’s wear launch in the near future.
SAILING FROM NINA:The new president of Nina Ricci ’s fashion house,Paul Deneve ,doesn ’t arrive on the job until May.But already, changes are looming in the creative department.Sources said creative director James Aguiar ,who joined the house from Bergdorf Goodman in 2001,will exit next month after showing Ricci ’s fall 2003 collection.He could not be reached for comment.
KA-CHING,KA-CHING:The Harper ’s Bazaar editors clearly have their eye on the bottom line.The editors are being chauffered around this week by Glenda Bailey ’s driver in an SUV. "Glenda has this SUV and all the editors pile into the Suburban," said one passenger.
BABY DIOR:Victoire de Castellane , who designs Christian Dior ’s fine jewelry,has a precious new gem, weighing in at 7 pounds,8 ounces, not carats.Her daughter ’s name is Zoe and she was born Tuesday morning in Paris.Castellane already has three sons:twins age 7,and a five-year-old.
WORKING RETIREMENT?:Could Kenzo Takada return to Kenzo? Sources in Paris say it ’s a possibility now that time seems to be running out for its current women ’s wear designer,Gilles Rosie r.As reported, Kenzo will skip the runway during Paris fashion week.Reached Wednesday,Takada said the LVMH- owned house has contacted him, but he ’s still reflecting."Obviously, the future of the house means a lot to me," he said..Takada retired three years ago,but launched a mini-comeback in 2002 with a lifestyle brand called Yume,whose first project was a line of clothes and home items sold via French catalog La Redoute.But that joint venture with LVMH has already hit a snag.Takada said he recently discovered that Yume was a registered trademark in France. "We ’re struggling to find another name," he said.."Even my last name,Takada,is already registered." In any case,,Takada said he plans to present a small ready-to-wear collection sometime this year under a yet-to-be-determined moniker.
VIONNET WALTZ:It looks like Madeleine Vionnet is the next famous Paris name name to get a dusting off,thanks to Kuwaiti retailer Majed Al-Sabah of Villa Moda.He ’s struck a deal with the Vionnet family in Paris to develop a capsule clothing collection,the first slated to be unveiled during the July couture in Paris.Al-Sabah has tapped Italian designer Maurizio Pecararo to interpret the rich heritage of Vionnet,who was famous for her artistic and technical brilliance in cutting."It’s a shame not to remember Madeleine Vionnet," he said."She was a master,and nobody ’s doing really feminine collections." At present, Vionnet operates a store in Paris nd sells mostly
THE ISAAC SHOW Isaac Mizrahi has been following around the young designers whose shows are being backed this season by the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation,and he turned up front row to see the Proenza Schouler show on Wednesday,but the fancy setting at the National Arts Club didn ’t ring any bells."I have no memory of my first show,"Mizrahi said."It was a traumatic experience.It was a day of war.This is so much nicer."
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews