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.
@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