THINK PINK: Emanuel Ungaro, who showed his couture collection Wednesday, has a secret project in the works. The word is that the designer is pouring his energies — and funneling the resources of Ferragamo, which owns his company — into a...
THINK PINK: Emanuel Ungaro, who showed his couture collection Wednesday, has a secret project in the works. The word is that the designer is pouring his energies — and funneling the resources of Ferragamo, which owns his company — into a new diffusion line called "Fuchsia," one of the house’s signature colors. Expect a fall unveiling and a collection positioned in between the top line and the jeans-driven Fever line.
UNDERCOVER ANGEL: What’s it like to be on the receiving end of the paparazzi frenzy during Fashion Week? Filmmaker David Furnish is getting a bird’s-eye view during couture, escorting Elizabeth Hurley through front rows and fashion parties — all the time wired with a fiber-optic camera hidden in his tie-pin and a microphone stitched discreetly into his collar. Our suggested title for his latest documentary: Hurley Burly.
GAVEL CHIC: It may be impossible to place an order for a new couture number by the now retired Yves Saint Laurent, but collectors are still hot for his clothes. A sale of vintage couture pieces last week at Drouot in Paris set a record at auction for a YSL couture dress. An unidentified buyer shelled out $17,515 for a jersey "Poliakoff" dress from Saint Laurent’s 1965 Mondrian collection. Meanwhile, speculation is heating up that Saint Laurent muse Loulou de la Falaise will soon open a boutique in Paris to showcase a new fashion project in the post-YSL couture age. Spotted Wednesday night at the Colette party for the relaunch of Saint Laurent’s "Nasty Lulu" comic book, de la Falaise declined to comment.
CAMERA READY: Kate Hudson has been attracting quite a bit of attention on the streets of Manhattan, where she’s filming Paramount's "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" with Matthew McConaughey. But it may not be the?pair’s good looks that are stopping traffic. Our guess: It’s this season's Tod's accessories, which Hudson sports throughout the film, including the Miky Easy Bag in black-and-white leather, the Jesus Sandals in orange suede and the Sinuosa Evening Bag in black satin. Hurry, fashionistas, get those names on the waiting list.
MAKING AN ENTRANCE: Couture week has been weak on big-name celebrities, which may be the reason that Gwyneth Paltrow’s presence in the front row at Valentino on Wednesday night went practically unnoticed. Not so Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who made a grand entrance — more than halfway through the show. No matter. Socialites were quickly rearranged, clearing a seat for Combs and one for his ex-flame Kim Porter.
HOT ROCKS: De Beers LV unveiled key pieces of its new diamond jewelry collection at London’s One Aldwych hotel Wednesday — and revealed plans for a new, high-tech diamond. The collection is divided into four sections: signature, bridal, classics and watches, with starting prices that range from $750 to $4,500. The signature collection includes the Bubble Collar — a flexible necklace made from 2,400 diamonds — while the classic collection features heart and cross pendants. The De Beers LV team also plans to launch the "De Beers Cut" diamond — a "high-performance" octagonal, 57-facet rock that reflects much more light than most square-cut specimens. The new diamond will debut when the first De Beers LV store opens on London’s Piccadilly in early November. Meanwhile, De Beers LV clearly isn’t taking the romantic route for its first ad campaign. Nick Knight’s photos will be accompanied by such smug one-liners as: "I wouldn’t want to make anybody jealous" and "I wonder why my friends are looking so depressed."
@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)
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)