Fashion Scoops: Surprise … Religious Fun … Fur Liberia …
SURPRISE: Marc Jacobs’ Robert Duffy hit the big 5-0 last Thursday and, to celebrate, the company’s public relations director, Kate Waters, planned a night-before surprise party for 80 or so friends at Jefferson. How...
SURPRISE: Marc Jacobs’ Robert Duffy hit the big 5-0 last Thursday and, to celebrate, the company’s public relations director, Kate Waters, planned a night-before surprise party for 80 or so friends at Jefferson. How surprised was the birthday boy? Plenty. Duffy had returned from the Louis Vuitton show in Paris feeling a bit under the weather, and left work early on Wednesday to go home to bed. Naturally, Waters fretted, and dispatched some friends to literally drag Duffy out of bed to the restaurant.
At the party, Jacobs, who flew in from Paris for the event and the CFDA/Vogue Fund award dinner on Thursday, declined to address rumors that Vuitton is courting Uma Thurman for its spring campaign. When talk turned to the recent collections, he did, however, express been there-done that empathy for Stefano Pilati, who garnered rough reviews for his first effort for Yves Saint Laurent. “The first collection [for a storied house] doesn’t even count,” Jacobs said. “The first time, you’re just settling in and clearing your thoughts. You really get started with the second collection.”
RELIGIOUS FUN: Who says Mormon fundamentalism can’t make an interesting TV series? Certainly not HBO. Chloë Sevigny said at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure event last week that she’s currently working on “Big Love,” an upcoming series that will take a black-humor approach to religion in the way “Six Feet Under” does to death. Sevigny is set to play one of three wives of a polygamist — “and I’m the one that sort of has status because my father was a Mormon prophet,” she said of her character, with a laugh. According to Sevigny — who also is appearing in Woody Allen’s next film, “Melinda and Melinda” — the series also will star Harry Dean Stanton, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Bill Paxton.
FUR LIBERIA:Janice Combs, Jocelyn Wildenstein, Lloyd Klein, Kerry Kennedy, Tara Rockefeller and Cindy Adams piled into the St. Regis’ rooftop ballroom last Tuesday afternoon for Chie Imai’s fashion show and sale. At Francine LeFrak’s suggestion, the event benefited the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Afterward, Klein said he is looking into doing a fur collection and Wildenstein raved about the mosaic furs. But Kennedy had weightier things on her mind — war-torn Liberia, for starters.Well aware that the United Nations has received only half of the $520 million that has been pledged by various countries, she has been busy lobbying the delinquent nations to pony-up the payola.
Asked if she had her eye on any of Imai’s coats, Kennedy hesitated and then said with a laugh, “I can’t afford to, working on Liberia. Maybe if I was working on something else.”
HOTEL STORIES: It was a bustling day Thursday at Milan’s Hotel Bulgari. Spike Lee presented his latest film, “She Hates Me,” due to be released in Italy at the end of October, and said his next movie on World War II will be filmed in Italy. American Express, meanwhile, cordoned off the restaurant to launch Centurion, its legendary black card, in continental Europe. Bulgari’s chief executive officer, Francesco Trapani, was handed — naturally — the first Italian black card, now hand-forged out of titanium.
Donatella Versace will receive the International Award at the 2018 @cfda awards, which were announced tonight. Tap link in bio for a list of all the nominees and honorees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @rahirezvanistudio )
The 2018 @cfda Awards nominees are out! @virgilabloh for @off____white for is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Tap link in bio for all the nominees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion ( 📷: @simonelezzi)
@chanelofficial is suing high-end vintage retailer @whatgoesaroundnyc for trademark infringement, a move that could cost the retailer millions. The French fashion house claims that it’s not only unintentionally sold counterfeit goods on occasion, but that it’s “gone out of its way to create an association with Chanel,” which does not exist. Read Chanel’s statement on WWD.com #wwdnews (@aitorrosasphoto)
Exclusive: Guillaume Henry has left @ninaricci, the fashion house said on Thursday. “After three years of mutually gratifying creative collaboration, Nina Ricci and Guillaume Henry have together decided that the designer will depart the house after the presentation of the fall-winter 2018-19 collection,” Ricci said in a statement. Get all the details on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“When Bella enters a room all heads turn,” said @peterphilipsmakeup, creative and image director for @diormakeup. Last night, the two celebrated the product launch of Dior’s Lacquer Plump in Los Angeles with other celebs like @parisjackson, @winnieharlow and more. Head to WWD.com to see the rest of the photos from the night (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
“These shirts are an art form, it’s about getting the message out to as many people as you can. It breaks down the pretentiousness of the art gallery,” says Kumasi Sadiki, cofounder of @ebayontheblock, a store that sells merchandise by New York artists who are shifting their attention to clothes as a wearable medium. Pictured here is a design by artist @joegarvey_, one of the first to spearhead this movement. Head to WWD.com to read @mistywhitesidell full story on how their designs have become merch for the underground elite #wwdfashion
@netaporter is dedicating a part of its website – called the Fine Jewelry and Watch Destination – to highlight its high-end jewelry. The hub will feature products on the site, as well as incorporate styling advice and educational content about high-priced jewelry items. Get more details on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories
For “The Cher Show,” an upcoming musical based on @cher’s life and career, @bobmackie is once again collaborating with the singer in designing the costumes. For decades, Mackie has designed glitzy stage costumes and red carpet looks for the 71-year-old Grammy winner. Pictured here is a sketch of some of the pieces in the wardrobe of the musical, which is set to debut in Chicago on June 12 before making its way to Broadway #wwdeye