Fashion Scoops: Twice As Nice… Honoring Arnault… Green’s Getaway
Forget the pearl earring: Scarlett Johansson is a girl becoming synonymous with Louis Vuitton handbags. The actress, who appears in the French brand's current campaign, will do an encore in the forthcoming fall-winter spots as well.
TWICE AS NICE: Forget the pearl earring: Scarlett Johansson is a girl becoming synonymous with Louis Vuitton handbags. The actress, who appears in the French brand's current campaign, will do an encore in the forthcoming fall-winter spots as well. Word has it the ads will be shot next week in Los Angeles by Vuitton regulars Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Meanwhile, a select audience in Paris will next week get a first look at a fly-on-the-wall documentary about Vuitton's creative director, Marc Jacobs. "We're all pleased with the results," said Dominique Miceli who, along with Loic Prigent, spent a year filming the designer's work habits. The documentary is slated to air April 27 on the Franco-German TV channel Arte, and Miceli is in talks with international distributors.
HONORING ARNAULT:Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, was presented on Tuesday with the title of Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy by the country's state president Giorgio Napolitano. The award was bestowed at the Quirinale, the president's official residence in Rome, in the presence of a group that included Arnault's wife, Hélène; his daughter Delphine and her husband, Alessandro VallarinoGancia; Michael Burke and Carla Fendi, respectively chief executive and president of the Fendi Group, and the French Ambassador, Yves Aubin de la Messuzière, who held a lunch at the embassy in honor of Arnault. A joint statement issued by Fendi and the Quirinale said the award underscored Arnault's "value as a dynamic and farsighted entrepreneur who has invested in Italian fashion, recognizing its creativity whilst respecting its culture and origins."
GREEN'S GETAWAY: Sir Philip Green may have built his Topshop empire on offering runway-worthy looks at modest prices, but when it comes to his own leisure time, it seems that only the best will do. To celebrate his 55th birthday on Thursday, Green is reported to be spending some 6 million pounds, or $11.5 million, to fly about 100 of his friends to a tropical hideaway in the Maldives. George Michael is said to be providing the entertainment during the four days of celebrations, which will center around a banquet on the beach on Thursday, and British press reports list guests including Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Simon Cowell and David Tang. Green, Britain's fifth-richest man, seems to have had little success keeping the details of the party a surprise for his guests, who were reported to have received travel wallets with the advice to "bring shorts" and to prepare for a long flight as the only clue to their destination. However, given Green's past form, such largesse is no surprise. To celebrate his 50th birthday in 2002, Green dressed as Nero at a toga party for 200 guests in Cyprus, and Beyoncé and Andrea Bocelli were drafted to entertain guests at his son Brandon's bar mitzvah in 2005, which had a reported budget of $7.25 million.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews