Fashion Scoops: Terror Alert … Internal Affairs … Flame Game …
TERROR ALERT: What do the ladies of the First Family do after a good deed, such as their surprise appearance at potential terror target Citigroup Center on Monday? They go shopping. Jenna and Barbara Bush were spotted buying a...
TERROR ALERT: What do the ladies of the First Family do after a good deed, such as their surprise appearance at potential terror target Citigroup Center on Monday? They go shopping. Jenna and Barbara Bush were spotted buying a good bit of fall merchandise from designer Rebecca Taylor’s Mott Street store on Tuesday morning, and even First Lady Laura Bush joined in on the fun, stopping by to approve their purchases — including pants, camisols, cardigans, a fake-fur jacket and sparkly ribbon belts perfect for the campaign trail.
INTERNAL AFFAIRS: Everyone on Seventh Avenue knows the value of a hard-working intern, and Donna Karan got a chance to show hers off on Tuesday when the 80 students working at the company this summer were invited to appear during a segment on “The Early Show” on CBS. But one intern was caught in a tough situation when she was asked on-air how many yards of fabric does it take to make a pair of pants. Considering the intern had focused her studies on visual merchandising, her managers were impressed when she hazarded a fairly accurate guess of “two.”
FLAME GAME: Giambattista Valli, creative director at Emanuel Ungaro, is training for the Olympic Games. No, he’s not competing in the javelin event or any other. Rather, he’s been asked by the Olympic committee to take part in the torch relay on Aug. 12, meaning he will have to run about 500 meters. Vacationing this week in Positano, Italy, Valli is said to be building up his cardiovascular endurance — and contemplating what to wear. After all, the committee told him the torch will be passed to him by none other than Naomi Campbell. His wardrobe suggestion for her: Azzedine Alaïa.
MAGLI’S MAN?: Sources in Milan say Bruno Magli has tapped Martino Scabbia Guerrini as its new general manager and chief executive officer, effective next month. Guerrini was previously general manager at Fay, a brand that’s part of Diego Della Valle’s Tod’s group. Guerrini will report to Luca Ramella, president of the Italian accessories company. Magli is owned by the Bulgari-backed Opera fund. Magli executives could not be reached for comment.BLONDE AMBITIONS: Alex and Brittany Smith, who shot to fame as the John Frieda “Sheer Blonde” twins, have given up modeling to pursue their ambitions as rock stars full time. The duo, known as Alex & Brit, are currently working with producer Dallas Austin in Atlanta as they seek a record deal for a release next year. While the 18-year-olds have had some practice, singing the line “Are you ready?” in Frieda’s TV spots, they’re looking to go professional under the name “MICA,” according to a rep.
FINDER’S PHI: As the first deliveries of Susan Dell’s new label Phi make their way to Colette in Paris and Restir in Tokyo this week, the designer wanted to make certain shoppers will have a resource to learn more about the collection as they discover it in stores. So the company retooled its Web site, phicollection.com, to incorporate a streaming video of Phi’s debut runway show, which company executives said is a teaser of things to come on the site, as the collection hits Neiman Marcus later this month and with the opening of a freestanding store at 71 Greene Street on Sept. 7. Julia Hansen, president of Phi, noted the video is programmed to run the natural size of a computer screen, as that “sets the mood of the collection with movement and music.”
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)