Fashion Scoops: Vuitton Gets its Girl … Tea for Three … French Ties
VUITTON GETS ITS GIRL: Louis Vuitton has its muse for fall and, yes indeed, it’s Jennifer Lopez. J.Lo was scheduled to be photographed in Paris over the weekend for the Vuitton ads, said sources close to the campaign. This confirms a report in...
VUITTON GETS ITS GIRL: Louis Vuitton has its muse for fall and, yes indeed, it’s Jennifer Lopez. J.Lo was scheduled to be photographed in Paris over the weekend for the Vuitton ads, said sources close to the campaign. This confirms a report in WWD on Friday. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the campaign, which also features 25-year-old male model Andres Segura, who hails from Spain. But what about her own line, not to mention Glow by JLo?
TEA FOR THREE: Debra Messing isn’t exactly known for donning vintage, but she chose Decades as the place to take tea Thursday afternoon with Isaac Mizrahi, who made a four-hour stop in Los Angeles to tape his eponymous show for the Oxygen network at the Melrose Avenue emporium. Mizrahi was bowled over by the resale tickets, exclaiming so on and off camera throughout the session, laughed owner Cameron Silver. "I think he’s the first person to come to the store and complain that everything was underpriced." So what did the designer-talk show host help the TV actress buy? "A little gift," teased Silver, "but you’ll have to wait for the episode to air."
FRENCH TIES: Is it a hot list, or a hit list? That all depends on your politics. At a time when some Americans are boycotting French products over the French government’s opposition to the American-led war in Iraq, France’s Challenges magazine has just come out with a list of the 25 most valuable brands in the country. In any case, fashion and beauty firms lead the pack, which was compiled by Interbrand France.
Drumroll, please. Louis Vuitton, one of the crown jewels of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton luxury empire, won by a long shot with a whopping value of $8.59 billion, converted from euros at current exchange rates.
Interbrand assigns a value to each brand on the basis of how much it’s likely to earn in the future. Coming in second was L’Oréal at $6.18 billion, while Chanel was fourth at $5.2 billion. Bank BNP Parabas came in third, while yogurt-maker Danone was in fifth place. Other fashion and retail brands on the list were Carrefour, ranked sixth at $4.77 billion; Hermès, ninth at $3.48 billion; Christian Dior, 18th at $1.3 billion; Lacoste, 19th at $1.25 billion, and Pierre Cardin, 24th at $442.4 million. LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault has extra bragging rights: His champagne brand Moët & Chandon came in 10th at $2.98 billion, while cognac brand Hennessy finished 12th at $2.83 billion.
“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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
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