SOCCER BUFFS: With the Olympics and the European Soccer championships both slated for this summer, Italian designers are having a sport moment. Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana launched books this week dedicated to the athlete in...
SOCCER BUFFS: With the Olympics and the European Soccer championships both slated for this summer, Italian designers are having a sport moment. Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana launched books this week dedicated to the athlete in all his and her forms.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana focused on Italy’s national pastime with “Calcio,” which means soccer. Shot by Mariano Vivanco, the book depicts iconic soccer players, all of whom play for Italian teams, on the field, at home and in the doctor’s office. “More so than musicians, more so than actors, these guys are really the modern icons for men,” said Gabbana. All proceeds from the book will go toward local charities selected by several of the featured soccer teams.
Meanwhile, Armani held an opening at the Armani/Arte gallery at his Armani/Via Manzoni store in Milan on Sunday night to celebrate the launch of his new book, “Faces of Sport.” Divided into three categories, the book features intimate portraits, shot specifically for the book, as well as sports photography. “The truth is, I love sports and have had contact with teams and athletes for years,” Armani said. “It’s a very personal side of who I am.” The designer, in a continuation of his collaboration with the Special Olympics, put the book together late last year and will donate all proceeds to the Special Olympics. Both Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver are expected to attend Armani’s men’s fall 2004 show Thursday in Milan.
POLLY FOLLY: Jennifer Aniston turned heads, but didn’t raise any eyebrows among fashionistas, at Monday night’s Grauman’s Chinese premiere of “Along Came Polly” in Hollywood. Of her simple black New Look-inspired Jil Sander frock, she shrugged, “I just picked it from my own closet. It’s simple, but something moved me.” As for her bohemian title character, Aniston confirmed, “I don’t take as many risks as Polly, I’m more controlled.” Shocker. Even though Ben Stiller winds up with Aniston’s character, a Michael Kors-clad pregnant Debra Messing insisted, “I actually think my character was the perfect match for Ben, but you know, it’s up to him.”
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.