Fashion Scoops: Something in the Heir … Neighborhood Watch … Brand New Bag
SOMETHING IN THE HEIR: Are Ben Goldsmith, the youngest son of the late tycoon, Sir James Goldsmith, and the banking heiress, Kate Rothschild, about to tie the knot? The couple are said to be hosting a party next month at Annabel’s in London, and...
SOMETHING IN THE HEIR: Are Ben Goldsmith, the youngest son of the late tycoon, Sir James Goldsmith, and the banking heiress, Kate Rothschild, about to tie the knot? The couple are said to be hosting a party next month at Annabel’s in London, and insiders are saying it’s to celebrate their engagement. Ben, 23, and Kate, 21, have been an item for two years and are living together. Of course, the happy couple should have no problems in throwing a lavish bash, since Ben recently inherited $30 million.
Although young, the couple would be following in the footsteps of their elder siblings. Ben’s sister, Jemima, married Imran Khan at age 21, while his brother, Zac, married Sheherazade Ventura at 23.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Leave it to P.Diddy to cause a ruckus. Residents of Charles Street in the West Village are up in arms over MTV’s rental of a town house at 47 Charles Street for the filming of the reality show, "Making the Band 2," a P.Diddy creation. Sources say the house, which is actually two town homes cobbled together with an additional building in back — three doors down from that of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick — initially went on the market for $11 million before being reduced to $9 million. MTV is said to have rented it for four months for $2 million. Although filming officially began Tuesday, neighbors have already complained about the production company’s recklessness, sending irate letters to each other that call for action. Last weekend, while workers set up cameras and painted, a dog left unattended on the roof leapt to its death.
BRAND NEW BAG: Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier has joined the Oscar contest for the first time with seven one-of-a-kind bags made of python, lizard, Swarovski crystals or feathers — and each reading inside "Made by hand, one of one." The special evening collection is in Los Angeles this week only — and will never be seen in Bottega stores.
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