Fashion Scoops: The ‘In’ Scene…Cake Walk…Downtown Denizen…Elvis’ Hot Duet…In Limbo
THE ‘IN’ SCENE: An hour after the lights went out, an exasperated building manager huffed and puffed at 205 West 39th Street, not sure what to do about all the Calvin Klein employees who were still hanging about in...
THE ‘IN’ SCENE: An hour after the lights went out, an exasperated building manager huffed and puffed at 205 West 39th Street, not sure what to do about all the Calvin Klein employees who were still hanging about in offices throughout the building. The designer himself, having stepped back from the company’s day-to-day operations, wasn’t there. Instead, he and Warhol-era photographer Christopher Makos were among a group spotted about that time strolling through the newly remodeled pier off of Christopher Street in the Hudson River Park, which is right across the street from Klein’s new apartment.
The next day, Amanda Moore was spotted there with a friend, as were designers Peter Som and Marc Bouwer, plus French actor Lothaire Bluteau.
CAKE WALK: In the West Village on Thursday afternoon, Sarah Jessica Parker and her baby caught what little breeze there was on the front steps of her town house. Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe bicycled through the streets and other locals queued up at the Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker Street, which handed out every last sweet — from cupcakes and banana pudding to entire icebox cakes — free.
DOWNTOWN DENIZEN: Betsey Johnson spent the better part of Friday afternoon at Milady’s bar in SoHo. Despite the lack of power and heat, Johnson managed to look her fashion designer best as she sat at the bar with a friend. Dressed in a sapphire blue silk cami and bright pink Da-Nang cargoes, the designer lived up to her whimsical reputation. Along with the rest of the revelers, she cheered when the indoor neon Milady’s sign lit up. Upon exiting, Johnson was overheard saying, “Where’s the pizza place?”
ELVIS’ HOT DUET: The heat couldn’t quell Elvis Costello’s ardor on Friday. The artist was strolling arm in arm down Fifth Avenue with singer-girlfriend Diana Krall. The pair stopped just before Washington Square Park to enjoy a languorous kiss.
IN LIMBO: Sportswear designer Diane Gilman was supposed to fly out to St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday night to prepare for her appearance on the Home Shopping Network tonight, but she was afraid she’d never get a flight out.
“It’s one of my biggest shows of the year,” said Gilman, who was spotted on Madison Avenue and 37th Street on Friday afternoon. In addition to not getting there in time, she feared with the power outage, no one would even be able to watch it on TV. Like everyone else on in the Garment District, Gilman was closed out of her office at 1441 Broadway Friday morning.
“I think my employees love me, but not enough to go up 29 flights,” said Gilman. “I should be down in St. Petersburg, getting the models ready. The flights are sporadic. It’s hell for a quadruple A personality.”
@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
@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)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)