Fashion Scoops: Start Making Sense … Screening Scorsese … Double Diesel …
START MAKING SENSE: Refusing to languish unseen by the plain scaffolding which is currently obscuring Saks Fifth Avenue’s facade, the retailer is in decorating mode. Beginning today, a 215-foot installation by artist and former Talking Head David...
START MAKING SENSE: Refusing to languish unseen by the plain scaffolding which is currently obscuring Saks Fifth Avenue’s facade, the retailer is in decorating mode. Beginning today, a 215-foot installation by artist and former Talking Head David Byrne will grace the store’s scaffolding. “I have been working for some time on some pieces that take off on the graphic family tree form of showing antecedents, ancestors and offspring,” said Byrne, describing the work, entitled “Everything is Connected.” “And in these pieces, I often expand on this form to include all sorts of things — philosophical, cultural and personal — that are connected in my world. They might be connected in your world too.” But what does that have to do with luxe retailing? Well, Byrne punctuates his historical and sociological references with designer names —a perfect tie-in for the new Medici of Saks.SCREENING SCORSESE: Giorgio Armani hosted a screening Monday night of Martin Scorsese’s “Il Mio Viaggio in Italia”, which the designer produced at his new high tech Milan theater— and it’s certainly plusher than the local multiplex. Forget popcorn and M&Ms — such guests as Kristin Scott Thomas, designer Lawrence Steele and Italian Vogue editor in chief Franca Sozzani partook of a rice and shrimp-curry buffet during a break in the four-hour movie. “It’s the first time this theater is made available for an event not related to fashion,” said Armani. “Il Mio Viaggio in Italia” is Scorsese’s tribute to Italian filmmakers from the Forties and Fifties and the director, wellknown for sequels, is already planning another one on Italian filmmakers from the Sixties and Seventies. “The first film took five years. I want to take my time over the second one as well,” he quipped.DOUBLE DIESEL: Conde Nast’s GQ and hyperactive rival Dennis Publishing claim to have very little in common, but now and then there’s some overlap — in this case involving macho heartthrob Vin Diesel. Diesel will be gracing the cover of the August GQ, while Maxim Fashion has chosen him forSeptember’s cover. Diesel’s cover appearances coincide with the August release of his action film “XXX” (about extreme sports, not the porn industry). MAKING MOVIES: British designer Bella Freud is shooting her third short feature with John Malkovich — but this time it’s more about film than fashion. The 15-minute film stars the London-based actressSaffron Burrows, Camilla Rutherford of “Gosford Park”, Ayesha Darkher of “Attack of the Clones” and the underground singer Peaches. Freud will design clothes especially for the film, which she describes as “sexy, early Sixties, beatnik inspired.” The plot revolves around a small group of women, divided into different aesthetic factions, waiting to worship their hero, who’s known as Hideous Man. Freud said working with Malkovich is, as always, a treat. “He is very inspiring and has some amazing ideas, some brilliant fashion ideas. On the set, he manages to be both easygoing and efficient,” she said.
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)