Fashion Scoops: The Couture Store … Double Take … Riding With Ford …
THE COUTURE STORE: Ina already had its field day with “Sex and the City” castoffs. Now Versace is getting into the act, having shipped over the couture gown worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in the next-to-last episode of the...
THE COUTURE STORE: Ina already had its field day with “Sex and the City” castoffs. Now Versace is getting into the act, having shipped over the couture gown worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in the next-to-last episode of the series, the one with 10,000 ruffles she wore while strewn across a bed in a Paris hotel. The dress was installed on Thursday just inside Versace’s Fifth Avenue flagship, where the store is entertaining a sale of the original sample, as well as taking orders for the custom-made dress. Although Versace has reportedly had more than 10 inquiries from potential customers, there was no word on just how many will go for the price — estimated at roughly $79,000. Just like at the shows, the original is expected to sell for about half that.
DOUBLE TAKE: It would seem that Barneys has a stable full of muses in its offices. First, denim twins Chip & Pepper named a pair of jeans after fashion director Julie Gilhart — now, a model bearing a striking resemblance to Judy Collinson, the store’s executive vice president and general merchandise manager, graces the pages of its spring catalogue.
“Judy Collinson is our muse for the Barneys New York catalogue,” said creative director Simon Doonan. “It’s her brainchild, she gives birth to it every season. She’s known for a slightly severe intellectual personal style. [And in the spread], it’s as if Lana Turner and C.Z. Guest gave Judy a makeover. It’s the essence of Judy with a little Lana and a little C.Z.”
RIDING WITH FORD: Ford Models has signed Tilda Swinton — she of the stunning cheekbones and current Viktor & Rolf muse. Turns out, the actress and Neal Hamil, Ford’s executive vice president, share the same personal attorney, who suggested she find proper representation outside the Hollywood circle. Hamil, meanwhile, is a big fan and signing her was a no-brainer. “I’m kind of infatuated with her,” he said. He’ll filter the proper advertising, endorsements and editorial gigs for her. “I’m looking for Tilda to do a beauty or some really groovy fashion campaign,” he says. “With those shoulders, long neck and gorgeous legs, she’s a natural clothes hanger.” Outside of the modeling world, Ford now reps model-turned-heartthrob Trent Ford, Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom and publishing heiress Lydia Hearst-Shaw, who just shot a cover and 16 inside pages with Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue.EXECUTIVE SUIT:Stan Herman, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, is being honored Wednesday for his contributions to Career Gear, a charity that supplies interview-appropriate suits, shoes and counseling to men who need help getting back into the workforce for various reasons, similar to women’s programs like the Bottomless Closet and Dress for Success. Also being honored at the event at the NASDAQ MarketSite is Silverstein Properties for donating office space to Career Gear, which counts Brooks Brothers and Men’s Wearhouse among its major supporters.
“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)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews