Fashion Scoops: Silver Screen … Perry Lands Another Name … Fashion Ace
SILVER SCREEN: It isn’t only the costumes that are eye-catching in Focus Features’ movie “Vanity Fair,” which opens this week. On top of all her 19th-century finery, Reese Witherspoon’s character Becky Sharp...
SILVER SCREEN: It isn’t only the costumes that are eye-catching in Focus Features’ movie “Vanity Fair,” which opens this week. On top of all her 19th-century finery, Reese Witherspoon’s character Becky Sharp sparkles in Chanel Fine Jewelry throughout the film.
Pieces picked for the movie, which was directed by Mira Nair, include the “1920” lariat necklace of 330 diamonds, a Burmese ruby and a South Sea pearl; the “L’air” necklace featuring 14 oval rubies and 3,387 diamonds, and the “La Pluie” necklace and earrings of cascading diamonds and pearls.
This isn’t the first time Chanel has made its way into movies. In 1931, Sam Goldwyn picked Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel to dress studio actresses. The designer traveled to Hollywood for the assignment, outfitting the likes of Gloria Swanson, who wore a Chanel suit for the film “Tonight or Never.”
PERRY LANDS ANOTHER NAME: Perry Ellis International is continuing its campaign to build a team of notable designers, recruiting those who have had their own labels in the past but were not able to get by on their own. The company signed Jason Bunin to come on board on Friday in addition to creative director Jerry Kaye; Patrick Robinson, who is in talks to move from its women’s wear licensee to the corporate office, and William Calvert, who is designing its new Perry Ellis, Perry Ellis Portfolio and Perry Ellis America women’s outerwear in a license with Utex Fashion Group.
Bunin, who had his own ready-to-wear collection for men and women until folding a couple of years ago, will design a new men’s outerwear collection for the Perry Ellis brands in a license with Aberdeen Sportswear. The line is launching for spring 2005, according to Rachel Barnett, who joined PEI as president of licensing a month ago.
FASHION ACE: Serena Williams is looking to hit a few fashion shows while she is in New York for the U.S. Open this week and next. “I want to go to the Calvin Klein show,” said the tennis ace, who was at Niketown last Friday to show off the new bold denim and mesh looks by Nike that she will play in at the Open. “I love fashion week and I definitely plan to stop by a few shows. I think Nike has to get a fashion show.”Serena, a budding fashion designer who often sports bold looks on the court, said she was actively involved in designing the new looks, which also include a leather jacket, a black T-shirt with Swarovski crystals and black knee-length boots made of performance materials. Although Williams pulled out of the Olympics citing injuries, she said she feels good now and is ready for the Open, which gets under way today. “In this collection I am comfortable and I feel like a rock star.”
Meantime, Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters won’t be competing in the U.S. Open this year, but that hasn’t stopped her from hobnobbing around town. Clijsters popped into Bloomingdale’s SoHo last Thursday night to help launch the new retro-inspired Fila U.S. Open Collection. “I am a little sad I won’t be playing this time, but I will be watching carefully,” said Clijsters, who was last year’s runner-up to fellow Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne. Clijsters pulled out of the Open in late July citing a wrist injury, which also forced her to miss the French Open and Wimbledon.
@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)