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.
@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