WEDDING SURPRISE: Terry Lundgren completed another merger over the weekend, and practically no one knew it was in the works. The chairman, president and chief executive of Federated Department Stores invited about 200 family members, Federated executives and friends, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Kenneth Cole, Donald Trump and Vera Wang to the Frick Museum on Saturday for what he told everyone would be his engagement party with fiancée Tina Stephan. Around 8 p.m., Lundgren's two daughters, Jessica and Tracey, introduced a video to the audience and that's when the surprise broke. Lundgren appeared with his wife in a bridal gown and announced he had gotten married that afternoon. The couple then appeared to celebrate with their guests.
Earlier that day, Lundgren staged a preparty for 20 at his apartment, and had a bus waiting outside to shuttle them to the Our Lady of Good Counsel church on the Upper East Side. "They were in shock," Lundgren said. "We kept it very tight."
Lundgren also said he and Wang designed his wife's gown, and he kept his wife blindfolded through all the fittings. "Vera said it was the first time the groom saw a bridal gown before the bride," Lundgren said.
CLOTHES CALL: Although a self-professed Dior Homme addict, guess what Karl Lagerfeld is wearing these days? The Karl Lagerfeld label. "It's fun to wear something else. The clothes are modern; they have the right touch," he said about his forthcoming lower-priced contemporary label, a new venture under parent Tommy Hilfiger Corp. The designer just received prototypes from the capsule summer collection launching at Neiman Marcus, including jeans and jackets, some made of a fabric permanently crinkled thanks to metal threads. "I have them on my back all the time," he said. Meanwhile, Lagerfeld is unruffled by last week's blockbuster news that Hilfiger is for sale, with a prospectus circulating. "For me, it's not a problem, especially because it's still the beginning [of our association]," he said Friday. Besides, he added, "people who might want to buy the business wouldn't want to destroy it. I believe in success. As long as I can keep my team in America because it's working perfectly." Not that Lagerfeld plans to only wear his own designs. Besides Dior, his other favorite brands of the moment include Libertine, Hussein Chalayan, Thom Browne and Mastermind, a Japanese maker of skinny jeans.EMME TO QVC: Plus-size model Emme is the latest designer heading to QVC to hawk her collection. In October, she will hit the airwaves selling the e by Emme collection, which includes a houndstooth jacket, a jewel-encrusted hip-length top, "Emiracle" wrap sweater, and the "Emazing" jersey pant.
@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)