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.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast