Fashion Scoops: Stella’s Fellas … Mountains to Climb … Didier’s Day
STELLA'S FELLAS: No, Stella McCartney hasn't launched a men's wear line. But yes, men will be invited to buy some of her clothes this fall at 10 Corso Como in Milan and Commes des Garcons/Corso Como in Tokyo. "When I was buying [the line], I asked a...
STELLA'S FELLAS: No, Stella McCartney hasn't launched a men's wear line. But yes, men will be invited to buy some of her clothes this fall at 10 Corso Como in Milan and Commes des Garcons/Corso Como in Tokyo. "When I was buying [the line], I asked a guy in the showroom to try on some pieces, which looked great," said Corso Como owner Carla Sozzani. "So I bought zip-front parkas, sports jackets and fleece tops, all with roundish silhouettes." Sozzani said her male customers are constantly looking for new brands and different styles--and McCartney's collection fit the bill. Or Bob. Or Gordon.MOUNTAINS TO CLIMB: Louis Vuitton is moving on up on Avenue Montaigne. The luxury retailer, after 17 years at number 54, is moving to larger digs in the new LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton building, at number 22. Already under construction, it's slated to open in mid-2003. Louis Vuitton president Marcello Bottoli said the new store, boasting some 8,000 square feet over two levels, will be a "global" location with all product categories, designed to service a largely local clientele in an atmosphere less harried than the tourist-mobbed Champs Elysees store. The shift in location leaves a prime location, complete with an atrium, open on the luxury strip. Sources say it might be destined for Donna Karan, who is pining for a Paris flagship.DIDIER'S DAY: After facing down an attempted coup last year, Didier Grumbach on Thursday was smoothly reelected president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, France's governing body of fashion. The Chambre's 19 members, including Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Hermes, Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel, elected Grumbach for a two-year term. Last year, Grumbach was unsuccessfully challenged by Maryline Vigouroux. Grumbach said the Chambre also voted to increase its president's term from one year to two.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye