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.”
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye