Fashion Scoops: Second to None … Ralph Takes Europe … Good Investment …
SECOND TO NONE: It looks like Yohji Yamamoto will not be allowed to show his Y’s secondary line on the official calendar of Paris Fashion Week, Oct. 3 to 12. Sources said he is likely to show off-schedule on the evening of Oct. 2, with Martin...
SECOND TO NONE: It looks like Yohji Yamamoto will not be allowed to show his Y’s secondary line on the official calendar of Paris Fashion Week, Oct. 3 to 12. Sources said he is likely to show off-schedule on the evening of Oct. 2, with Martin Margiela also joining Yamamoto on what had previously been designated as a travel day after Milan Fashion Week, which winds up the night of Oct. 1 with Versace. A commission advising Chambre Syndicale president Didier Grumbach on the Y’s question will recommend Grumbach not to allow diffusion lines on the official calendar, as has been its longstanding policy. Indeed, Paris has even urged Milan to weed secondary lines out to shorten the European season. As reported, Yamamoto considers his Y’s line ready-to-wear with his top Yohji Yamamoto collection in the spirit of couture, which is why he began showing it on that timetable. Meanwhile, designers are jockeying for time slots early in the Paris week, fearing most major editors will likely bolt on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
RALPH TAKES EUROPE: Ralph Lauren has landed on the July 29 cover of Time Europe, one of the few covers ever to feature fashion personalities. (Others have included Giorgio Armani and the Gucci team of Tom Ford and Domenico de Sole. "They interviewed [Ralph] while he was in Milan for the men’s shows," said a Polo spokesman. "It was practically the only time he turned his attention away from the collections." The cover story, "Ralph’s European Invasion" is written by Lauren Goldstein, runs six pages and speculates on whether Lauren’s expansion in Europe might get Wall Street to take Polo more seriously. "[Europeans] understand my clothes more than Americans," Lauren asserts in the article. "They’re hungry for it. Armani and Zegna? They don’t look like me."
AND…CUT!: Renée Zellweger, currently shooting "Down With Love in Los Angeles" with Ewan McGregor in Los Angeles, is one determined girl. In the film, she plays a stylish Sixties feminist who dresses like Doris Day, wearing flipped wigs throughout and the occasional beehive. But a few weeks ago, Zellweger decided it was time to hack off her own shoulder-length locks. Before anyone could talk her out of it, she sneaked into the makeup trailer, grabbed scissors and snipped her way into a self-styled chin length bob. Talk about low maintenance.
GOOD INVESTMENT: Who said there’s a slowdown in luxury products? According to a MaxMara spokeswoman, a shearling patchwork vest with rabbit fur lining sold out of the 14 MaxMara boutiques in the U.S. after a photograph appeared in the August Vogue. The vest retails for $3,500.
"We bought 35 of them, and they sold out to the piece," said the spokeswoman. She said they all pre-sold and will arrive next week. Because of the strong reaction, MaxMara reordered them. "A new shipment will arrive in late September," she said.
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)