Fashion Scoops: Trading in Their Sneakers … Get ’em While They’re Young … Sparkle Show
TRADING IN THEIR SNEAKERS: Fresh from the track in Athens, U.S. Olympians Anthony Famiglietti and Derrick Peterson, both members of the U.S. track and field team, are set to be on the sidelines in Bryant Park for Kenneth...
TRADING IN THEIR SNEAKERS: Fresh from the track in Athens, U.S. Olympians Anthony Famiglietti and Derrick Peterson, both members of the U.S. track and field team, are set to be on the sidelines in Bryant Park for Kenneth Cole’s show today. The show should be a well-deserved rest for the athletes if they can manage some time away from the photographers’ flashbulbs. In Athens, Famiglietti placed eighth in the opening round of the steeplechase event, while Peterson came up with fourth in the opening round of the men’s 800-meter competition.
Other expected celebrity guests thus far include Tara Reid, Carmen Electra and Rufus Wainwright at Custo Barcelona on Friday; Vanessa Carlton at Alice Roi on Friday and Mischa Barton, Heidi Klum, Gretchen Mol, Eva Mendes plus Venus and Serena Williams at Luca Luca on Sunday.
GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE YOUNG: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is taking its case to fashion designers in training. A spokesman for the antifur group said Tuesday that PETA plans to play nice with the designer crowd throughout the duration of Olympus Fashion Week, instead focusing its activities on the next generation by sponsoring a senior class project at Parsons School of Design, beginning with a 1:30 p.m. lecture to the new senior class by PETA vice president Dan Mathews.
Timothy M. Gunn, chairman of the fashion department at Parsons, confirmed Mathews will address the class, even though another senior project is sponsored by Saga Furs, a Scandinavian company that provides pelts to major designers around the world. He and Mathews were introduced by Peter Arnold, executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Gunn said, adding that at first he was nervous about allowing PETA on campus.
“I did hide the fox furs in my office,” Gunn said. “But I found Dan to be open to the fact that we work with Saga and Italian leather manufacturers. I felt it was important to give students both sides of the story and let them be aware of both sides of the issue.”Throughout the school year, students will design clothing using, in the words of the PETA spokesman, “faux fur, mock croc and fake snake.” While PETA did not ask for those looks to be included alongside the Saga pieces in the students’ important graduation show, Gunn said he would not be opposed to the idea, adding, “As far as i'm concerned it should be on the runway.”
SPARKLE SHOW: Designers aren’t the only ones getting ready for this week’s shows. With luxury all the rage, diamond companies are lining up, too, and carting their wares to the tents. Lockes Diamantaires is bejeweling models in more than 1,000 carats of diamonds at Halston and Tracy Reese today. The company is also gearing up for the opening of its first boutique in New York’s Time Warner Center. The 650-square-foot space opens at the end of this month and its design will follow the same grand aesthetic as its new neighbors, which are known as much for their interiors as their over-the-top meals — Thomas Keller’s restaurant Per Se, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s V Steakhouse, and Masa Takayama’s Masa. At Lockes Diamantaires, walls will be dusted with diamonds and gold, and silver-leaf skylights will poke out of quilted ceilings. Privacy-seeking clients will be able to hole up in salon rooms to view the jewelry, as well as rough and polished loose diamonds, in peace.
@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)