SHOPPING FOR PHIL?: Sources in Milan say that actress Sharon Stone and her husband, Phil Bronstein, will be attending the Versace and Versus men’s fall collection show in Milan on Sunday. The couple is said to be staying at Donatella...
SHOPPING FOR PHIL?: Sources in Milan say that actress Sharon Stone and her husband, Phil Bronstein, will be attending the Versace and Versus men’s fall collection show in Milan on Sunday. The couple is said to be staying at Donatella Versace’s villa on Lake Como and is expected to attend the show’s afterparty. A Versace spokesman declined comment.
SNEAK PREVIEW: Skechers could be making strides toward signing a licensing deal with Kellwood Co. for a juniors and a young men’s line. According to sources, the companies are in talks, but a Kellwood spokeswoman said: "We have nothing to report at this time. At any given time, we are talking to a hundred companies about acquisitions and licensing arrangements." Skechers officials were unavailable for comment.
As reported, Skechers signed a deal with Kids Headquarters for a girls’ and boys’ collection to launch for back-to-school retailing, which led Britney Spears to file a $1.5 million lawsuit against Skechers for several claims, one being breach of contract. Spears’ lawyer said Skechers was supposed to approach Kids Headquarters with the possibility of producing a line of children’s apparel under Spears’ name.
COUTURE FLOW: Couture may be a shrinking society, but it’s up by one official member as of Thursday. That’s when the Chambre Syndicale welcomed Dominique Sirop as its newest full-fledged member. France’s ministry of finance and industry, which governs the use of the "haute couture" label, will allow Sirop to use the tag "couture creation." Sirop, who founded his house in 1996, shows his next collection Jan. 20 at the Lido cabaret.
SPAIN GAIN?: More details are leaking out about the forthcoming relaunch of Capucci, the legendary Roman fashion house. As reported, Bernhard Willhelm has been tapped as a key member of the design team. But word has it Spanish great Sybilla is also involved in the project.
BAG LADY: Véronique Branquinho, gearing up for her men’s wear debut in Paris on Jan. 25, decided to include a few styles of zippered messenger bags in the collection. "They’re big enough to hold a laptop," she said. "Every man I know has a laptop." Now she’s on a kick and plans to introduce handbags for women as part of the fall 2003 collection she’ll unveil in Paris in March. But think makeup, not computers. "I don’t have a laptop," she said.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)