Fashion Scoops: The Nerve Of Him…Celeb Set…A Nose For Chic…Designer Cookie Dough…Temperley’s Tempo
THE NERVE OF HIM: Marc Jacobs is fine. His appearance at events wearing a neck brace this week, however, sent the rumor mill churning at full tilt, but a spokesman for the designer said there’s nothing to worry about. “He had a...
THE NERVE OF HIM: Marc Jacobs is fine. His appearance at events wearing a neck brace this week, however, sent the rumor mill churning at full tilt, but a spokesman for the designer said there’s nothing to worry about. “He had a pinched nerve in his back,” he said. “There is nothing wrong. The show will go on.”
So will the after party.
This season, Jacobs is hosting a benefit for the Hetrick-Martin Institute in the garden of the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea on Monday night, with his business partner, Robert Duffy, Hetrick-Martin spokeswoman Hilary Swank and the Lancaster Group as co-hosts. Jacobs has designed limited edition T-shirts, hats and bracelets that will be sold at the event, with all proceeds going to the institute. Prices range from between $5 and $7 for patches, $10 for bracelets, $25 for hats and $50 for T-shirts.
Hetrick-Martin is a not-for-profit agency that serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth that also provides educational services to the Harvey Milk High School in New York.
Jacobs has also recruited Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction to DJ under his pseudonym, Peretz.
CELEB SET: As publicists battle to land the biggest stars for the fashion week front rows — Demi Moore is the big catch — fashion houses are already crowing over who’s coming to their shows. Some designers passed on Liza Minnelli, but Alice Roi not only accepted her request, she sent over two outfits for the diva to choose from.
Apart from the roster of regulars — Natasha Lynonne, T-Boz, Damon Dash, Salman Rushdie and the Hiltonettes — Venus Williams is back with rsvps for Luca Luca and B. Michael, the latter of whom has themed his collection around Susan Failes-Hill’s recently published memoir of her mother, Josephine Premice, called “Always Wear Joy.” He’s also invited Chris Rock and Spike Lee, through their respective spouses, who are clients.Also at the high end of the game is Beyoncé, expected at GF Ferré and House of Field. Britney Spears is also said to be making her second appearance at House of Field. Then, somewhere else on the spectrum, Ivana Trump and Denise Rich were recruited to model for Lloyd Klein.
And in an inevitable twist, there’s also bound to be some “Queer Eyes” around, apart from those of Robert Verdi. Carson Kressley is expected to attend Luca Luca’s show.
A NOSE FOR CHIC: Forget about cutlery as a Concorde souvenir. Devotees of the grounded supersonic airliner can soon bid on some major hardware. On Nov. 15, Christie’s in Paris plans to auction about 200 pieces from two Air France birds, from the wings and the pilot’s seat to the engine and flight instruments. But the most coveted piece is expected to be the 10-foot nose, which is estimated to bring in bids ranging from between $11,200 and $16,800. The announcement of the sale Wednesday afternoon unleashed a frenzy of interest, with Paris radio stations fielding calls from all around the world. But interested buyers will have to fly to Paris on regular airliners.
DESIGNER COOKIE DOUGH: Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam and Betsey Johnson have teamed up with Eleni’s New York, a gourmet bakery, to design a 7th on Sixth Couture Cookie Collection. Each of the designers submitted original sketches that will appear on the ready-to-eat sugar cookies. Eleni’s will donate all proceeds to Key to The Cure, Saks Fifth Avenue’s philanthropic initiative benefiting Women’s Cancer Research. The couture cookie collection will be sold exclusively at Eleni’s New York in Chelsea Market at 75 Ninth Avenue, or online at elenis.com. They sell for $55 for a tin of 18.
While you’re blowing your diet, there’s also Eleni’s Favorites, being introduced this fall, which feature cookies to resemble Burberry, Chanel and Hermès handbags, as well as Manolo Blahnik, Marc Jacobs and Gucci shoes.TEMPERLEY’S TEMPO: London designer Alice Temperley managed to cull quite the fashion crowd Tuesday night at the launch of her new showroom in SoHo. Models Jacquetta Wheeler, Amy Wesson and Ines Rivero made the rounds as well as socialites Elizabeth Kieselstein-Cord, Alex Kramer, Olivia Chantecaille and Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos. Hip and savvy retailers like Ana Abdul of Language, Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini of Kirna Zabête and Meital Grantz of Talulah G in Las Vegas also turned up to check out Temperley’s wares.
Aided by trays of champagne, rose petal martinis and the Temperley family’s apple brandy — their private stash — revelers stayed past 1 a.m. toasting to Temperley’s new fashion darling status.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty