Fashion Scoops: The Herrera Files … Grapes of Fath
THE HERRERA FILES: Damiano Biella’s departure from Carolina Herrera as its creative director two weeks ago left a vacancy that might soon be filled. Sources said Hervé Pierre Braillard, the former design director at Bill Blass who was let...
THE HERRERA FILES: Damiano Biella’s departure from Carolina Herrera as its creative director two weeks ago left a vacancy that might soon be filled. Sources said Hervé Pierre Braillard, the former design director at Bill Blass who was let go along with Lars Nilsson recently, has been spotted around 501 Seventh Avenue and could be up for the job.
GRAPES OF FATH: It looks like the first order of business for the new owners of Jacques Fath was to shutter the fashion house. France Luxury Group, the upstart luxury conglomerate acquired two months ago by financier Alain Dumenil, is said to be putting its energies into Scherrer instead. A Fath spokesman declined comment, but British designer Lizzy Disney confirmed Tuesday that she exited Fath last month. France Luxury Group also counts Francesco Smalto, Emmanuelle Khanh and the shoe firms Harel and Stephane Kélian among its stable. The shutdown of Fath would be the latest in a string of changes at the group, which include the exits of chief executive Mounir Moufarrige and Ritu Beri, who had designed Scherrer’s ready-to-wear.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)