Fashion Scoops: Sharp Shooters … Modern Saint … Dairy Queen …
SHARP SHOOTERS: Photographers at fashion shows are not generally a dressed-up bunch, but that will soon change — at least chez Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld is requesting all photographers and camera crews covering the Oct. 8 Chanel show...
SHARP SHOOTERS: Photographers at fashion shows are not generally a dressed-up bunch, but that will soon change — at least chez Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld is requesting all photographers and camera crews covering the Oct. 8 Chanel show to arrive dressed in black suits and white shirts to match the decor at the Carrousel du Louvre. Chanel declined to say more, but is making the unusual request as media outlets apply for accreditation.
MODERN SAINT: The St. Regis is getting a modern facelift. Renowned interior designers Stephen Sills and James Huniford, known for their ability to blend classic and contemporary styles, will begin renovations on the landmark hotel’s 19th-century Belle Epoque interiors in early 2005. The duo plans to restore the 222 rooms, 93 suites, public spaces and the lobby using fabrics in Mediterranean colors to revitalize the hotel’s glamorous aura.
DAIRY QUEEN:Kelis may know a thing or two about milk shakes, but the hip-hop diva is also quite the wine connoisseur. “It’s something that I started getting into last year on a trip to the wine region in Italy,” the singer explained last week in Paris at the Chanel boutique, which hosted a tasting for the annual “vendanges” fete on chic Avenue Montaigne. “But don’t get me wrong — I love French [wine] too.” And French partygoers loved her special performance, raising the roof as Kelis belted out her fetish song, “Milkshake.”
PARTY TWITCH: Noses a-ready? The publicity machine behind “Bewitched,” Sony’s film adaptation of the kitschy Sixties television series due out next July, is riding high on a broomstick. Just one week into production, the film starring Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell and Shirley MacLaine has signed on with Jem Sportswear, known for its vintage licensed creations with Peanuts, Walt Disney Collection and Coca-Cola, for an apparel collection of T-shirts and possibly cashmere sweaters debuting next spring. Trendy boutique Kitson on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles, a haunt for celebs such as Paris Hilton and Halle Berry, gets first crack at the line with a three-month exclusive. It also plans to do it up with a launch party in April with custom-designed windows.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)