VERSACE PICKS FIVE: The models are back. After several seasons of fashion houses using celebrities in their ad campaigns, now Versace is following Louis Vuitton and opting for a number of big-name models. The Italian company's fall ads will feature Kate Moss in a group shot with Christy Turlington, Daria Werbowy, Angela Lindvall and Carolyn Murphy. Versace executives declined comment.
This would be another triumph for Moss, who recently won campaigns for Calvin Klein Jeans and Nikon, and is said to have been shot for Christian Dior's fall ads. The Versace ads would also be a comeback of sorts for Turlington, the mother of two, whose modeling in recent years has been limited to look books for Nuala, the yoga-inspired collection she founded with Puma.
YSL AT THE SERPENTINE: Yves Saint Laurent's creative director, Stefano Pilati, will pledge his allegiance to the other side of the English Channel this summer. The French design house is to cohost the Serpentine Gallery's annual fund-raising party, one of the highlights of London's social season, to be held on July 11. The event will take place in the Serpentine Gallery's pavilion, an eerie, translucent canopy hovering over the gallery's lawn, which has been designed by the architects Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond.
In previous years, fashion industry figures such as Jimmy Choo's Tamara Mellon and Roberto Cavalli have hosted the party, which has attracted guests ranging from Prince Andrew and Jemima Khan to Paris Hilton and Brittany Murphy. This year's party committee is already equally starry, and includes Linda Evangelista, Gwyneth Paltrow and Tilda Swinton.
STRINGS AND THINGS: Women who like a little Ravel or Debussy with their tweed suits can have it all at Chanel's flagship in Tokyo's Ginza district. For one week starting Saturday, the sprawling boutique, which boasts a concert hall on the fourth floor, will feature free performances by 11 young classical musicians from around the world. The soloists are being brought to Japan by the New York-based nonprofit organization Young Concert Artists, whose chairman is Peter Marino, architect of the Chanel building.
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye