Fashion Scoops: Seymour at Home … Back Together Again … Road Show …
SEYMOUR AT HOME: Stephanie Seymour, a former model for Victoria’s Secret, will launch lingerie and sleepwear on Home Shopping Network at midnight on Nov. 25. A sales projection was not available, but the line will sell for $18 to $60. Seymour...
SEYMOUR AT HOME: Stephanie Seymour, a former model for Victoria’s Secret, will launch lingerie and sleepwear on Home Shopping Network at midnight on Nov. 25. A sales projection was not available, but the line will sell for $18 to $60. Seymour described the stage as "a beautiful Art Deco setting with mood lighting" and live models.
"It will give viewers a feeling like they are spying on beautiful ladies in a dressing room," she said.
BACK TOGETHER AGAIN: Who would have thought after David Granger abruptly left GQ five-and-a-half years ago — where he had been Art Cooper’s protegé — to edit rival Esquire, he and Cooper would be breaking bread together? But that’s what happened Tuesday at the Four Seasons, where Cooper and Granger were seen dining a deux.
"We have not kept up with each other that much. The last time we had lunch was three years ago," said Granger, who explained when he left GQ in 1997, Cooper told him that "some day" they’d have lunch, and they did, two years later, and then again Tuesday.
"David was one of the guys who was instrumental in electing me to the [ASME] Hall of Fame. There will be a bunch of people I’ll be celebrating with, and he’s one of the first ones," said Cooper, who will be inducted Jan. 29.
So what did the two men’s editors talk about?
"We talked about how we would never put Mike Tyson on the cover," Cooper said. (Tyson was the cover image for the November issue of arch-rival Details). "David worked here for five years and we were talking about the possibility of editing magazines people really wanted to read." Granger added, "It’s apparent there’s a thirst for actual substance."
Speaking of substance, Granger and Cooper both dined on bison. "The last time I had it was three years ago when we had lunch together at the Four Seasons," Granger said.
And will he order bison when they dine together in say, another three years?
"We’ll be having lunch before that," said Granger, who probably owes him one. The reservation was in Cooper’s name, and he picked up the check.
ROAD SHOW: It looks like Los Angeles–based designer Rick Owens, a recent convert to the New York runway, is taking his show even further on the road. Sources said Owens plans to show his fall 2003 collection in Paris, where fashion week is scheduled for March 6 to 14.
SINGIN’ IN SPAIN: Where there are music videos and pop-star sirens, you can bet that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are not far behind. The self-described MTV addicts got to be in on the action during the MTV Europe Music Awards last week in Barcelona. The designers not only helped sponsor the event, but also presented the Best Female Artist Award to Jennifer Lopez. Of course, the duo’s sexy digs were seen on a slew of performers and winners, including Kylie Minogue, Alicia Keys, Pink, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Enrique Iglesias and Jon Bon Jovi. "We’ve always believed that the relationship between music and fashion is very important — almost reciprocal," Gabbana said. "Barcelona is filled with young people and has a great Mediterranean energy so it was the perfect environment for the show." Caliente!
FLOOZIES: The FrostFrench girls are ready to make a big impression with their smalls (an English term for panties). Designers Sadie Frost and Jemima French, who launched their collection just two years ago, have signed on with British department store chain Debenhams to design an exclusive range for its lingerie department. The line, called Floozie, is expected to be "young, directional and above all, very sexy," according to Debenhams. The collection will launch in June at selected Debenhams stores.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty