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.
“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)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews