Fashion Scoops: Toms Toms…Jewels All Around…Gene Rejuvenation…Zac Attack…
TOMS TOMS: New school met old school last Wednesday night when Tom Ford and Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier entertained 60 of their L.A. pals at Diaghilev, a Russian five-star that’s as opulent as it is campy,...
TOMS TOMS: New school met old school last Wednesday night when Tom Ford and Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier entertained 60 of their L.A. pals at Diaghilev, a Russian five-star that’s as opulent as it is campy, and the unlikeliest of places for the pair. Whether it was the fruit-infused vodka shots or the end of a long day — Ford was in L.A. shooting his latest campaign for Gucci, Maier spent nearly 24 hours traveling from Japan to get to L.A. — the party wasn’t exactly lulled by the live harp. Table-hopping were guests like Gina Gershon, Sheryl Crow, Jacque Getty, Lisa Eisner, Ed and Danna Ruscha, Mena Suvari, Liz and Frank Goldwyn and Bridgette Romanek. Ford jokingly wrestled Mitch Glazer into a booth, as the producer’s wife Kelly Lynch roared on. The evening got under way earlier at the Rodeo Drive Bottega door where Maier joined co-hosts Getty, Ali MacGraw, Maria Bell, Julia Sorkin and Krista Smith for a party benefitting PS ARTS and MOCA's Apprentice Program. The occasion also marked the launch of “Lunar Landscapes,” 10 lacquered one-of-a-kind boxes ticketed at $3,900 and a second collaboration between the house and artist Nancy Lorenz.
JEWELS ALL AROUND: Jewelry has become a favorite for the luxury goods set with houses such as Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior all starting their own fine jewelry collections in recent seasons, and now Prada is getting in on the action. But Miuccia Prada has always preferred to do things her own way. Rather than introduce a line of Prada gems, the company has teamed up with jeweler-to-the-stars Fred Leighton and later this month will start selling select Leighton pieces in the spacious Prada SoHo flagship. Leighton’s antique and estate pieces — which are known for their intricate designs and large diamonds — will be sold in a special area downstairs in the Rem Koolhaas-designed store. A party celebrating the collaboration is planned for Nov. 11 at the store.GENE REJUVENATION: Target has Isaac Mizrahi and now Marshall Field’s will have Gene Meyer. Meyer, who closed his signature men’s wear house last summer, has signed a deal to design a collection of men’s and women’s sportswear exclusively for the department stores, which are a division of Target Corp. While Meyer had been rumored to be developing a line for Marshall Field’s for several months, it was confirmed by a spokeswoman on Monday that the collection will launch for spring retailing.
ZAC ATTACK: Azzedine Alaïa has Kevin Bacon beat. There are very few degrees of separation between Alaïa and, it seems, everyone in the fashion world. To wit: Zac Posen, in Paris Monday to show his spring 2004 collection to the French press, had a meeting with the acclaimed designer at the top of his things-to-do list. “He’s the coolest,” said Posen. “No one makes better clothes than he does.” Posen first met Alaïa while he was still a student at Central Saint Martins in London and credits the designer for introducing him to the broader fashion world and the likes of Naomi Campbell. Meanwhile, Posen disclosed an unusual project: a six-minute film he produced with photographer Craig McDean, model Erin O’Connor and dancers from the Martha Graham company. In it, the dancers are the dresses, forming human sculptures on O’Connor’s body. Look for the high-concept collaboration this month on Nick Knight’s Web site, showstudio.com.
BE OUR GUEST: Chanel is hosting an unprecedented open house — virtually, anyway. Starting today, visitors to its Web site, Chanel.com, can take a virtual tour of its Rue Cambon headquarters, design studios and Gabrielle Chanel’s famed apartment, personally guided by the likes of actresses Jeanne Moreau and Virginie Ledoyen. The online exposé also extends to important addresses in the neighborhood, with Karl Lagerfeld looking in on Chanel’s jewelry showrooms on Place Vendôme while his muse Lady Amanda Harlech checks out Coco’s home away from home: the Ritz hotel.ONLY IN NEW YORK: Gossip columnist Cindy Adams is pulling out all the stops — as in stopping Fifth Avenue traffic — for this weekend’s launch of Jazzy Couture, her collection of doggy apparel and accessories. In front of Saks Fifth Avenue on Sunday afternoon, she will host a Jazzy on 5th street fair complete with clowns, stilt walkers, artists painting dog portraits with their adoring owners and vendors selling Jazzy Couture schnauzer-size leather trenches and sparkly Ts with detachable marabou collars. Adams’ Yorkie, Jazzy, is the inspiration for the runway ready collection.
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)