Fashion Scoops: Trading Sides … Cafe Society … Face Off …
TRADING SIDES: Boy George, ablaze in metallic blue face paint and a colorful bottlecap-laden poorboy cap, grooved in the front row of the D&G runway show Thursday in Milan. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made the kitschy hat especially for the pop...
TRADING SIDES: Boy George, ablaze in metallic blue face paint and a colorful bottlecap-laden poorboy cap, grooved in the front row of the D&G runway show Thursday in Milan. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made the kitschy hat especially for the pop music icon, who plans to take his London musical, "Tabu," to Broadway within the next few months. A usual fixture and DJ at Versace shows, Boy George played down the fact he was jumping ship for D&G. "I don’t see this at all as an act of a traitor," Boy George said. "Darling, it’s only fashion — it’s only clothes."
CAFE SOCIETY: When Chloé takes over Café de Flore in Paris next Thursday for its 50th anniversary party, the Left Bank landmark will have something new on the menu: entertainment. Word has it that pop goddess Kylie Minogue, a fan of Chloé creative director Phoebe Philo, will be on hand for a surprise musical performance.
FACE OFF: Never mind Milan Fashion Week. Modeling agencies in the U.S. and abroad are scrambling to get their top girls invited to Lancôme’s launch of its new skin care line, Résolution, Monday night at the Plaza Athénee Hotel. Sources say that Lancôme’s senior vice president and general manager, Dalia Chammas, who’s throwing the dinner and party with the house’s current spokeswomen Mena Suvari and Devon Aoki, is looking to sign a new face to a lucrative contract. But the models will face some stiff competition for face time with the cosmetics guru from expected guests, including Lauren Bush and a smattering of hometown socialites. Headed to the bash are Eleanor Lembo, Marisa Brown, Hilary Dick, Blaine Trump, Serena Boardman and her sister, Samantha, who just wrapped her first ad campaign as one of the faces of Chanel’s fragrance Allure.
AMERICA’S MOST-WANTED MODELS: When the U.S. armed forces aren’t training for Operation Enduring Freedom, they’ve got one thing on their minds: fashion models.
According to an e-mail that was dispatched from "confidential whereabouts," a team of military operatives deployed overseas for possible combat has come up with an interesting parlor game to keep themselves occupied in the interim. Through a satellite feed, the soldiers have been watching 24-hour-a-day Fashion TV, and "we have all chosen a model from one of the many shows and the first person to receive an e-mail from their model is the winner."One soldier was able to identify his favorite, Ana Beatriz Barros from Women Model Management, by contacting Carmen Marc Valvo’s Seventh Avenue offices on Wednesday. An autographed picture is in the works, although its eventual destination will have to be classified.
NEW RINGY-DINGHIES: Ernestine, Lily Tomlin’s nasal-pitched operator character from the variety show Laugh-In, lives again, most recently on television and radio ads for WebEx’s online conferencing software. What’s changed is her wardrobe. Tomlin paid a visit to Los Angeles designer Peter Cohen, known for minimalist styles, at his boutique off La Brea Avenue to update the character’s puffed-sleeve shirt. "She came by six to eight times — she was fastidious and very concerned about the details," Cohen said. A Cohen fan for six months, Tomlin selected a burnt orange bias-cut, four-ply silk dress and ivory piqué jacket for her spotlight. "The combination was off — you wouldn’t normally pair them together," said Cohen, noting that his designer tie-in isn’t exactly a coup others crave. "Some people may not think it’s flattering, but it’s another feather in my hat."
A SCENIC SIGNING: Steven Cojocaru is going on display at Barneys. On March 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the People magazine fashion scribe will sit in the window at the Madison Avenue store and sign copies of his new tome, "Red Carpet Diaries: Confessions of a Glamour Boy."
"He connects fashion to regular people, he’s not an elitist," said Simon Doonan, Barneys’ creative director. "Plus, we’re putting him in the window where everyone can see him. He’s a raving exhibitionist, but he can also make fun of himself, so this is the perfect venue for him."
@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)