Fashion Scoops: When it Drizzles … Ferry Docks in Paris … Mischa, Mischa, Mischa …
WHEN IT DRIZZLES: A rain-soaked men’s fashion week in Paris, which wraps up today, has not dampened the enthusiasm Cathy Horyn feels for the French capital. The New York Times fashion critic disclosed on the...
WHEN IT DRIZZLES: A rain-soaked men’s fashion week in Paris, which wraps up today, has not dampened the enthusiasm Cathy Horyn feels for the French capital. The New York Times fashion critic disclosed on the sidelines of the shows that she plans to relocate to Paris in spring 2006. She said she plans to continue covering fashion and writing more business-oriented stories, and looks forward to the “change in perspective.”
FERRY DOCKS IN PARIS:Bryan Ferry crossed the Channel for the weekend to take in some fashion and decompress during a break from recording his latest album. The dapper rock star, who attended the Louis Vuitton show on Saturday, said he came to the City of Light for some fashion R&R (apparently, one person’s flash bulbs are another person’s sedative), and “to get some perspective” because he’s working on a new album scheduled to come out in the fall. When asked to identify a favorite look, Ferry was at a loss for words, though he did say he liked the bags.
MISCHA, MISCHA, MISCHA: The closets of celebrities often include gowns or jeans and T-shirts and nothing in between. So now that actress Mischa Barton did her glamour duty wearing a sparkling Azzaro at the Golden Globes, she’s trading her heels for Ked sneakers. “The O.C.” actress will appear in the brand’s new $8 million ad campaign and contribute design ideas to the fall line, which includes polkadot and floral-print ballet flats. It doesn’t sound like Barton’s anxious to get back into more red-carpet-worthy attire any time soon. At Wednesday’s launch party for the campaign Barton said she had no plans to attend the Oscars, didn’t know if she’d make the after parties and wasn’t staying in town for fashion week. If she were, Anna Sui and Narciso Rodriguez would be at the top of her list to see.
CYNTHIA’S BABY:Cynthia Rowley gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday and mother and daughter are said to doing just, um, swell (after all, it’s the name of the designer’s collection for Target). Gigi Clementine Powers was born at 8:31 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Rowley is expected to return to work in time to put the finishing touches on her fall collection.
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@badgalriri’s @fentybeauty launch in September was a massive success on social media, powering $72.9 million of earned media value, according to Tribe Dynamics. The brand’s foundation offering sparked conversations about diversity in beauty, launching the growth of emerging influencers and propelling the brand’s support on social media. Today, #fentybeauty won Launch of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📷: Chema Moya/EPE-EFE)
@marianna_hewitt has become one of the most influential content creators in the beauty space, with almost 800,000 Instagram followers and a newly launched skin care line called @SummerFridays. Today, she was awarded Influencer of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📸: @sophiachabbott )
As shopping behaviors evolve, the retail experience must follow. Head over to retail experts @colliersinternational’s Knowledge Leader series to read more about the shift in our shopping era. #colliersretail #lovecolliers
@prada opened a pop-up club, called Prada Double Club, in collaboration with German artist Cartsen Höller at @artbasel Miami. Last night, guests – including @youngparis, @ritaora and even Miuccia Prada herself – gathered in a former ice factory where the pop-up is housed for a performance from @wyclefjean. Go to WWD.com for full coverage on all the exhibits, parties and more at #ArtBaselMiami. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@louboutinworld and @disney are making magic once again, creating a set of shoe designs for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Louboutin designed a pair of shoes for each of the film’s four female leads: Rey (@daisyridrey), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (@lauradern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Rose Tico (@kellymarietran). The shoes will debut on Saturday at the L.A. premiere of the latest episode. #wwdfashion
Today at the #BeautyIncAwards 2017, WWD will be joined by beauty leaders from around the world as we honor this year's most innovative people, products, brands and places. Follow along here and on Twitter for live coverage from the exclusive event. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Exclusive: Beauty superinfluencer @marianna_hewitt is launching her first-ever skin care brand with her business partner @laurengores. Their new line Summer Fridays, which will be sold exclusively at summerfridays.com starting in January, is launching with just one product – a hydrating cream Jet Lag Mask. “We wanted to focus on one product that was amazing,” said Hewitt. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Michelin star-rated chef PJ Calapa marks his first solo endeavor with today’s opening of @scampinyc –– the new Southern Italian restaurant located in Manhattans’ Flatiron District. The upscale yet welcoming environment matches the menu, which includes two types of scampi: traditional Italian langoustines in butter and the Americanized version with shrimp over pasta 🍤 - pictured here. #wwdeye (📷: George Chinsee)