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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“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)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)