Fashion Scoops: Spotting Madonna … Full Frontal Dress … Seven Up
SPOTTING MADONNA: Where do you go in L.A. after a hard day’s shoot? Madonna and Guy Ritchie headed for L.A.’s Locanda Veneta, the popular Italian bistro on Third Street, after shooting the October cover of Vanity Fair all day on Saturday....
SPOTTING MADONNA: Where do you go in L.A. after a hard day’s shoot? Madonna and Guy Ritchie headed for L.A.’s Locanda Veneta, the popular Italian bistro on Third Street, after shooting the October cover of Vanity Fair all day on Saturday. Perched in a little corner near the window, the couple dined late, Madge donning tight low-waist black pants and a cropped black top, her hair styled in a tightly curled chin-length bob, à la her "Dick Tracy" period. Diners hardly noticed the low-key couple — but the paparazzi sure did. Ten photographers had gathered in front of the restaurant by the time the two finished their meal.
FULL FRONTAL DRESS: One of the possible side effects of running a hip boutique in Los Angeles is that you just might be scooped up by Hollywood. That, apparently, is what happened to designer Nathalie Seaver, owner of Seaver at 8360 West Third Street, who was plucked by director Steven Soderbergh for "Full Frontal." The film opens Friday and stars Julia Roberts and Mary McCormack. Soderbergh commissioned the designer to create an over-the-top black sequined halter dress for an Eliza Doolittle-esque scene in which a sweats-clad McCormack transforms herself. Seaver even got a cameo. "It’s really like a Liza Minnelli-Halston dress from the Seventies," she said. "It’s one of those things that someone who doesn’t know what to pick will think is the right thing." For all the wrong-pickers of the world, Seaver is selling custom versions at the store for between $375 and $425.
SEVEN UP: Maybe it’s just a great excuse to showcase Latin jazz artist Johnny Polanco and his acclaimed band. The CaliforniaMart is feting seven Los Angeles-based designers of Latino heritage on Aug. 9, the first day of the fall II/holiday market, with a party. There will even be salsa tips by choreographer Albert Torres for those buyers who might know more about retail than dancing. "I guess it’s trendy to be Latino," mused designer Estevan Ramos, who is represented in the Circle 5 Showroom and is also being honored along with Alicia Lawhon, Eduardo Lucero, Alan Del Rosario, Cynthia Vincent, Tova Celine and Freddi Rojas.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)