Fashion Scoops: Shuttered-Bugs … Flying Solo … Ivory Tower …
SHUTTERED-BUGS: Fur protesters weren’t the only disruption during Paris Fashion Week. Several photographers were taken into custody by police at the Chanel show on Monday for allegedly violating intellectual property laws in France....
SHUTTERED-BUGS: Fur protesters weren’t the only disruption during Paris Fashion Week. Several photographers were taken into custody by police at the Chanel show on Monday for allegedly violating intellectual property laws in France. Françoise Benhamou, head of judicial affairs and intellectual property at the French Fashion Federation, described an "illicit traffic" of photographs for profit that upset the federation and some of its largest members. She declined to identify the photographers, but it is believed they include Don Ashby, Marcio Madeira and Olivier Claisse. They could not immediately be reached for comment.
FLYING SOLO: Fashion people don’t always travel in pairs. That was the lesson Monday night when überhip Paris store Colette threw a bash to celebrate the launch of its new compilation CD. Although Karl Lagerfeld arrived with his frequent sidekick Hedi Slimane, Viktor Horsting of Viktor & Rolf made a rare appearance without his design partner, Rolf Snoeren, who was stuck in bed ill. Meanwhile, Milla Jovovich tore up the dance floor as music blared until the wee hours at the La Cigale music hall near Pigalle. And Colette hasn’t finished blowing off steam yet. The store plans to host a book-signing party for Pierre Bergé’s new tome, "Time Goes On, I Remain," on Thursday evening.
IVORY TOWER: Hélène Mercier Arnault, the statuesque wife of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman Bernard Arnault, tickled the ivories on Tuesday night at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris, accompanied by Vladimir Spivakov on the violin. An accomplished concert pianist, Arnault entertained the likes of France’s First Lady Bernadette Chirac, deputy mayor and LVMH strategist Christophe Girard —and her husband, of course, who was unwinding after a busy fashion week.
MARK OF STARCK: You might call it the Starck-ification of Paris. Not only does design guru Philippe Starck have a major exhibit at the Pompidou museum here, he was asked to give Tuesday’s edition of the Left-leaning tabloid, Liberation, a graphic makeover. The result? Well, it’s rather stark. The cover featured no photograph, only text screaming "Chirac: No" on a red background, referring to French president Jacques Chirac’s intention of opposing war in Iraq. Starck also turned his hand to picture-editing and he went for the closeup — real close up — showing only the eyes of Chirac and President Bush.
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