TOM TEASERS: There seems to be a rumor a day swirling around Tom Ford and his plans for the future, ranging from he’s cast his first film to he’s designing a car to he’s signed an eyewear license. The latest is that he’s in talks with the Estée Lauder Cos. about a major role with the company. Well, that one might have a grain of truth. While Ford isn’t about to become the Lauder brand’s creative director, as some reports have claimed, he apparently is talking to the beauty group about a venture. Lauder executives on Friday had “no comment,” but it’s thought that, if a deal is reached with Ford, it will happen within the next two weeks. In any event, the discussions involve a proposal outside the boundaries of the Lauder brand. But who knows? This is a company that now has licenses with both Donald Trump and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, so anything is clearly possible.
Ford remains mum about details of his plans. Last Thursday, when asked about various rumors, he said he has “not as of yet signed any deals at this time.”
He didn’t mention whether he was looking, though — and beauty clearly isn’t the only option on Ford’s menu. In recent weeks, a source close to his agent, Bryan Lourd, said Ford was considering starring and directing in a film — and in a Warholian turn, that his one-time muse and French Vogue editor, Carine Roitfeld, also would make a cameo. Next came word from a producer in Hollywood that Ford has not only optioned a project, but has apparently also signed a deal to do eyewear. Now there’s a point-of-purchase deal: A pair of signature sunglasses to go with that Tom Ford bronzer, anyone?
TORY IN THE HEARTLAND: Starting this afternoon, Tory Burch could well be a household name across Middle America. Her friend, Jennifer Creel, may have landed a cameo on “The Bold and the Beautiful” earlier this year, but Burch hit the daytime TV jackpot when Oprah Winfrey called a few weeks back and invited her to film a spot on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” which will air today. Winfrey, it turns out, has become a huge fan of Tory by TRB, Burch’s clothing line, and invited Burch to stage a fashion show before her TV audience of 30 million. “It was terrifying to think about how many people were watching,” said Burch. “But I’ve always been such a big fan — just meeting Oprah was the best part.” Winfrey, it should be said, looked smashing in TRB’s navy blue dickie with silver lamé collar and cuffs. But the rhinestone-encrusted linen HotPants, she told Burch, weren’t for her.CAMELIAS FOR CARATS: Anne Fahey, Chanel’s veteran executive director of fashion public relations, is heading to Cartier as vice president of p.r. She replaces Marian Gulbrandsen, who recently left the company to spend more time with her family. Cartier is expected to announce the appointment today, though executives at the jewelry company and at Chanel were told on Friday.
Fahey has been at Chanel for 15 years. At Cartier, she will head up the p.r. and events program, reporting to Stanislas de Quercize, president and chief executive officer.
FOURTH TIME’S A CHARM: Call off the search party — Catherine Romano has turned up and is working for Bonnie Fuller. Romano, last seen working in development for Hearst, has been named acting executive editor of Celebrity Living, a new weekly title due out shortly from American Media. It will be the fourth time Romano has worked under Fuller, AMI’s editorial director. The two were together at YM, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. Meanwhile, Mary Ann Norbom, Star magazine’s West Coast bureau chief, is shifting over into the same position at Celebrity Living. The first of the magazine’s five test issues hits newsstands April 23.
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)