Fashion Scoops: The Old Razzle Brazil … Points East … Pool Boys
THE OLD RAZZLE BRAZIL: John Galliano is in London this week shooting the fall Dior campaign with his usual photographer, Nick Knight, but without supermodel Gisele Bündchen, who is taking a six-month hiatus. This time, model Michelle Alves will...
THE OLD RAZZLE BRAZIL: John Galliano is in London this week shooting the fall Dior campaign with his usual photographer, Nick Knight, but without supermodel Gisele Bündchen, who is taking a six-month hiatus. This time, model Michelle Alves will be the star, a fellow Brazilian who is often mistaken for Bündchen. A Gisele-less fashion world is also forcing change at Dolce & Gabbana and Missoni, who have also used Bündchen as their advertising face for several seasons. But the two Italian houses declined to say who will star in their next campaigns.
POINTS EAST: Emanuel Ungaro is doing an encore showing of its fall 2003 collection today in Singapore to help kick off a two-week fashion festival there. Ungaro’s wife, Laura, and creative director Giambattista Valli traveled to Asia for the event. Ungaro replaced Azzedine Alaïa as the featured attraction when Alaïa opted not to participate in the event. Meanwhile, hometown hero Andrew Gn, a Singapore native who now lives and works in Paris, will reprise his Paris show April 4 to close the festivities.
POOL BOYS: Anyone who’s ever seen James Purcell poolside knows the designer’s swimwear of choice is a Speedo — no matter who’s around. Suzy Menkes evidently learned this while taking a meeting at the pool terrace of the Hollywood Standard on Wednesday, when Purcell and his personal trainer, Jamie Dreyer, also in a bikini, waved at her, she turned away and headed for the shade. But later, when Purcell introduced himself, Menkes took his picture.
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