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.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)