Fashion Scoops: Scent Down the Runway … You’ll Never Walk Alone … Right Away …
SCENT DOWN THE RUNWAY: Anyone looking for a Viktor & Rolf fragrance party on the Paris Fashion Week calendar is straining their eyes needlessly. Word has it that Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren will unveil their debut scent...
SCENT DOWN THE RUNWAY: Anyone looking for a Viktor & Rolf fragrance party on the Paris Fashion Week calendar is straining their eyes needlessly. Word has it that Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren will unveil their debut scent on the runway Wednesday along with their spring 2005 collection.
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE:Riley Keough may have been a fashion spectator in Milan, taking in the Dolce & Gabbana show and party, but she’ll be a working girl in Paris. Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, is expected to walk Christian Dior’s runway today — wearing a jacket especially designed for her by John Galliano. As reported, Keough is the face of Dior’s new push into tailoring and will appear in the ad campaign later this year.
RIGHT AWAY: Loulou de la Falaise, who usually shows her signature ready-to-wear collection on the sidelines of couture, is poised to be a newsmaker during Paris Fashion Week, too. The designer, who launched her fashion house a year and a half ago with a boutique on Rue de Bourgogne, is said to be zeroing in on a second Paris location — this time on the Right Bank. She’ll also be showing her spring wares by appointment all week.
COAST TO COAST: Saks Fifth Avenue is planning a bicoastal celebration of its Key to the Cure campaign this month, organizing a party in New York next Tuesday and another in Beverly Hills on Oct. 14. The New York event will be staged at Gotham Hall, hosted by nightlife maven Amy Sacco and actress Claire Danes, while the Beverly Hills event will take place at the home of Jaime and Steve Tisch for about 250 guests, including expected appearances by Courteney Cox Arquette, David Arquette, Mischa Barton and Reese Witherspoon. Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw, chairmen of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, are planning to attend both events by flying with the Tisches on their private jet from New York to L.A., as it’s all for a good cause — a percentage of sales through all Saks channels from Oct. 14-17 will be earmarked for women’s cancer-related charities.“Anything that raises the profile of the cause is a good thing,” said Fred Wilson, chief executive officer of Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises, which has raised more than $13 million for cancer research in the past five years. “Raising the visibility of the work that’s being done and encouraging people to help fund the research that can solve the problem is what it’s all about.”
BEING BEENE: Over the past two years, Marylou Luther and her longtime friend Geoffrey Beene collaborated on a book about what inspired him. “Identities & Desires” and vice versa were titles being considered for the colorful tome, even though the pair had yet to secure a publisher, said Luther. The last chapter was reserved for what Beene coined “Crosswords,” an apparent reference to his love of puns. His word play included, “Diana Vreeland said, ‘Think pink.’ Grace Mirabella said, ‘Think.’”
Aside from Beene’s quick-witted writing, Luther said she was impressed by his keen artistic sense. Among other things, Beene arranged for the American Ballet Theatre Company to be photographed wearing his clothes.
“What was extraordinary was his personal involvement with the art direction. Each page was a surprise,” Luther said. “I thought, ‘How fabulous. He’s not only breaking rules with design — he’s breaking rules in publishing.’”
PAUL’S NEW ACCESSORY: Melissa Loyd Maish, who launched her own women’s handbag collection in Milan last week, is subsidizing her business with a new gig: women’s accessories director at Paul Smith. A spokeswoman for the London-based designer said Maish joined Smith in August. Before branching out on her own, Loyd Maish was creative director at Bally.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)