Fashion Scoops: The Little Prince … Looking Around … The Frisbee Set at Play
THE LITTLE PRINCE: Fans gathered in Harlem at Jimmy’s Uptown Tuesday night at the release party for Prince’s new live triple-box CD set, but had to wait nearly four hours for the artist-now-known-as to arrive as he flew in from his...
THE LITTLE PRINCE: Fans gathered in Harlem at Jimmy’s Uptown Tuesday night at the release party for Prince’s new live triple-box CD set, but had to wait nearly four hours for the artist-now-known-as to arrive as he flew in from his hometown of Minneapolis. When he did show, the eccentric singer held court all by his lonesome in the VIP section until an exuberant George Clinton cleared security to say hi, followed by Meshell NdegèOcello. Across the way, Salma Hayek, who declined to talk about her upcoming film, Frida, and actor Ed Norton also were keen to greet the Purple One, but they had to wait their turn. As soon as Prince gave the OK to his publicist, he received his slew of VIP visitors one at a time.
And it would appear that musical savoir faire has little to do with being an American Idol. Once granted an audience with Prince, Justin Guarini and Nikki McKibbin, of "American Idol" fame could do little but smile and nod. Clearly underwhelmed by them, Prince brightened up when he met Tamyra Gray, who chatted him up for a few minutes, while Justin and Nikki looked on with dazed smiles on their faces.
LOOKING AROUND: Betsey Johnson wants to go mass, but not with clothing. She was knocking on the doors of Penney’s and Target with a clothing concept, but it was nixed. "I love Target. I love a great product and a great price," Johnson told WWD. "But we feel it would be a big conflict in terms of clothing." Nevertheless, she said selling Penney’s or Target is "the wave of the future," adding, "I still would want to go into that volume world with a different product base, like home, kitchen, or garbage bags. We all still like Penney’s and Target and would like to get a few toes in there." She said whatever she does will be "hip, fun and for a younger audience."
THE FRISBEE SET AT PLAY: Barnaby Blass, the 12-year-old canine companion of the late designer Bill, is to be host to about 37 of Gotham’s most prominent pooches and more than 100 humans at a charity dinner next week to benefit the Humane Society of New York. The event, "Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish’s Doggie Dinner," is set for Tuesday at the New York Carriage House on West 51st Street, and will feature meals on silver trays for four-legged attendees and cocktails for their bipedal counterparts. Laurie Bodor, a member of the society’s board who is coordinating the evening, said for the canines, black tie "is optional, but I have a feeling there be a lot of dogs in ties." Also on the guest list are Cece Cord and Tiger; Ron Chereskin and Peugot; Nina Griscom and India; Kitty Hawks and Major Deegan; Francis Kellogg and Versace; Georgette Mosbacher and Eye; Elizabeth Kabler and Kaylee, and Chuck Scarborough and Oliver. The event takes its name from a turn-of-the-20th century New York socialite. A member of the Astor 400, Stuyvesant Fish is notorious for having thrown a dinner party for her dog, who arrived wearing a $15,000 diamond collar.
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)