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.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)