Fashion Scoops: Show Talk … The Collector … To Russia, With Luxe
SHOW TALK: Forget what was on the runways. The talk of the New York season was mainly about one thing: travel plans. Buyers and press nervously checked with each other to find out whether they had altered or canceled their trips to the European shows,...
SHOW TALK: Forget what was on the runways. The talk of the New York season was mainly about one thing: travel plans. Buyers and press nervously checked with each other to find out whether they had altered or canceled their trips to the European shows, which kick off Saturday in London. Their fear mainly is of being trapped in Europe if war breaks out against Iraq. So far, most plans remain in place, with Saks Fifth Avenue sending two fashion managers to London and Barneys New York sending a team of five people led by Julie Gilhart, its vice president of fashion merchandising.
And while there are tanks parked at Heathrow Airport, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted that the growing warnings over a potential terrorist attack shouldn’t spook residents. At a news conference Thursday, Bloomberg vowed that law enforcement agencies will do everything possible to keep New Yorkers safe and that people “should not be paralyzed by fear.”
THE COLLECTOR: Chloë Sevigny arrived even before the ever-prompt Anna Wintour for the Balenciaga show on Thursday afternoon and waited expectantly in her front-row seat. “I’ve been wearing Nicolas’ clothes since his second season at Balenciaga,” she said. “I have a storage space in Connecticut filled with racks of clothes he’s designed.” And just how did she come to join the cult of Ghesquière? “I’m hip to the underground, you know,” the star noted.
TO RUSSIA, WITH LUXE: Chanel staged another couture show this week in Paris — for an audience of one. Well, one plus her 20-strong entourage. Russia’s first lady, Ludmilla Putin, was treated to a small runway show at Chanel’s Rue Cambon headquarters while her husband, Vladimir Putin, visited French officials. After viewing couturier Karl Lagerfeld’s delicate frocks and suits, Putin toured the couture ateliers and Coco Chanel’s office and private apartment. An hour later, she left with a Chanel bag and several bottles of fragrance — compliments of the house, of course.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@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)