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."
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye