SHOPPING SPREE: While Las Vegas seems like the perfect backdrop for the Hilton sisters’ wild antics, Nicky turned to more wholesome pursuits when she hit the Talulah G store opening party on Tuesday night. With skateboarder...
SHOPPING SPREE: While Las Vegas seems like the perfect backdrop for the Hilton sisters’ wild antics, Nicky turned to more wholesome pursuits when she hit the Talulah G store opening party on Tuesday night. With skateboarder Chad Muska in tow, the newly brunette Hilton scooped up an Anja Flint dress, a Kate O’Connor poncho, a shawl by Yadi and scores of C&C Ts. Glad to see at least one Hilton isn’t living the simple life.
TV TIMES: A year after jumping into the art and auction business, Pierre Bergé is eyeing the acquisition of the Paris Premiere cable channel. “I am interested,” the former Yves Saint Laurent fashion baron said on Thursday. “I’m part of a group of investors.” The TV channel is best known for its fashion and cultural programming. Meanwhile, Bergé said work continues on the future Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé foundation, which will house a museum dedicated to the couturier. It is expected to open in March.
SURPRISE GUEST: Everyone knows that ready-to-wear designers and jewelry houses like to sneak into Paris’ couture week. But next season there’s a new party crasher: Chantal Thomass. The Paris lingerie designer plans to stage a runway show Jan. 22, the last day of the couture. The one-time event will not only showcase Thomass’ sexy confections, it also will be the launchpad for her new swimwear collection, set to hit stores next summer.
WILLIAMSON'S HOMECOMING: Matthew Williamson’s first London store will open in March under a sky of pink neon stars. Situated at 28 Bruton Street, just off New Bond Street, the 2,500-square-foot store will stock Williamson’s women’s wear collection, bags and shoes — as well as a rainbow range of scented candles. Some of the clothing will be displayed on molded torsos hanging from antique chandeliers. The interiors will also feature a ceiling hung with pink neon stars, walls covered in restored Georgian paneling and hand-painted, silk wallpaper, ornate Venetian mirrors encrusted with vintage diamond spider brooches, glossy fluorescent clothing rails and natural stone floors. A lit glass tank containing a subtropical garden will be installed at the back of the shop. But Williamson's won't be the first designer shop on the block; Stella McCartney opened her first London unit there in May.SCHWARTZ RELIEVED: Barry Schwartz thought his hard-knuckle days were over once he left the garment industry, but that’s far from the case. On Thursday, the New York Racing Association, two former directors of the betting department and four former tellers were indicted in a multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud the U.S.
“This all preceded me,” said Schwartz, chairman and chief executive of NYRA. “This investigation covers the period from 1980 to 1989. I came in at the end of 2000.”
Schwartz explained that NYRA, which will pay the U.S. $3 million, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, which resolved its three-year investigation into the improper tax deductions taken by its clerks. If NYRA doesn’t violate the agreement for 18 months, the indictment will be dismissed.
“Now I can start to enjoy it again,” said Schwartz, who stepped down as chairman of Calvin Klein Inc. last February, once the company was sold to Phillips-Van Heusen, and began running NYRA full-time. “The last year has been brutal. Now I can concentrate on putting people back in the seats, instead of fielding lawyers’ phone calls.”
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