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.
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge