Fashion Scoops: Stanley’s Art … Lordy, Forty … See-Through Armani
STANLEY’S ART: Stanley Marcus’s taste in fashion is well known, but his eye for art will be exhibited this fall as Sotheby’s auctions the bulk of his personal collection at a series of sales in New York, London and Milan. Valued at...
STANLEY’S ART: Stanley Marcus’s taste in fashion is well known, but his eye for art will be exhibited this fall as Sotheby’s auctions the bulk of his personal collection at a series of sales in New York, London and Milan. Valued at $7 million to $10 million, the collection reflects the diversity of Marcus’ taste, fromAfrican tribal figures, Peruvian textiles and Indian wood carvings to Modern paintings and sculpture. The largest chunk goes on the block Nov. 16 in New York with 144 pieces in a sale called "A Passion for Collecting: The Eye of Stanley Marcus." But an additional 33 of the most important works have been parceled out among five specialist sales, with most falling into Impressionist and Modern Art Nov. 5-6 and Latin American Art Nov. 19-20, both in New York. They include sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Henri Matisse, paintings by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo and Georgia O’Keeffe and a painted metal mobile by Alexander Calder.
Marcus died in January, and the collection is being sold to fulfill the bequests of his will and pay taxes, explained his son, Richard Marcus. "As much as all of us enjoyed and grew up with a lot of these pieces, I don’t know that anybody regrets seeing them reenter the market," Marcus reflected. "It is to satisfy his wishes. He was the cement that held all these pieces together, and in the context of his home and office, it had a certain vibrancy. Once he was gone, that disappeared. It’s great to put things back into the river, as it were, and let them flow to others who will enjoy them."
LORDY, FORTY: Linda Allard has been celebrating her 40th anniversary at Ellen Tracy in a low-key manner to date, if you count selling the company to Liz Claiborne as low-key. But Allard’s set to let loose on Thursday with a bash at the New York Public Library, hosted by Herbert Gallen, chief executive officer and her husband, decorated by Robert Isabel and catered by Glorious Food.
SEE-THROUGH ARMANI: Giorgio Armani will donate an X-ray machine to the hospital on Pantelleria, the Sicilian island where the designer owns a house and where he spends his summer holidays. "The hospital and the people in Pantelleria have always been very supportive of Mr. Armani and his guests," said Robert Triefus, the group’s corporate vice president of worldwide communications. "When Mr. Armani found out the hospital needed the machine, he decided to order it." Triefus said the machine costs around $350,000.
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