WHO'S AFRAID OF BABY JANE?: Remember Baby Jane Holzer, the Andy Warhol acolyte and former Factory member? Her 15 minutes of fame are long over, but she's still involved with the art world, and Warhol, her commerce-minded mentor would be proud. Holzer,...
WHO'S AFRAID OF BABY JANE?: Remember Baby Jane Holzer, the Andy Warhol acolyte and former Factory member? Her 15 minutes of fame are long over, but she's still involved with the art world, and Warhol, her commerce-minded mentor would be proud. Holzer, whose blond bouffant was all the rage in the early Sixties, is putting together a public art collection for the Shops on Lake Avenue, a new open-air mall scheduled to open in Pasadena in November. Providence, R.I.-based Starwood Wasserman is building the 40,000-square-foot shopping center around an existing Macy's unit that's on the National Register of Historic Places. Specialty stores will include Talbots, Anthropologie and Orbis, said David Wasserman, principal.AZZEDINE AL-EYE-A: Having just expanded his footwear collection with the aid of parent Prada Group, Azzedine Alaia is on to his next project: eyewear. The designer said Monday he expects to announce a licensee for the already-designed collection. Alaia wouldn't say who his partner is, but suggested it might not be Prada-aligned eyewear maker De Rigo. As reported, Prada and De Rigo recently formed Eid Italia Srl, the Italian version of the Swiss-based Eid SA, to produce and distribute eyewear for Prada, Miu Miu, Jil Sander and Helmut Lang.ANTWERP ANTICS: It doesn't open officially until Sept. 21, but Antwerp's hotly anticipated new fashion museum has already hosted its first exhibition. Lasting a mere four hours last Saturday, it featured installations from homegrown designers Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, AF Vandevorst, Martin Margiela and Veronique Branquinho, among others. "It's a small sneak preview," said Linda Loppa, director of Mode Museum. Designed by Belgian architect Jose Van Hee, the seven-story museum will also house Antwerp's fashion academy.Meanwhile, Antwerp exploded with fashion-related activities over the weekend, including a marathon runway show of student designers and a bash hosted by AF Vandevorst.CANDIE'S FACES, PART II: Vanessa Carlton's first hit "A Thousand Miles" still tops the charts, so it's no wonder Candie's tracked her down to be the second celebrity featured in its fall ad campaign. "My look is sort of thrown together, but every piece is there for a reason," Carlton said, as she was preparing for the shoot. "I love a sexy-hippie sort of look." So, that's what Candie's gave her. One of the looks Carlton wore was a pair of cropped black pants paired with a hippie-inspired brown top and matching suede boots.ROSENTHAL RETIRING: Enid Rosenthal, the cheerful Miami socialite and a fixture for over 30 years at the Bal Harbour Shops luxury shopping center, will retire June 28. Rosenthal arrived on the scene in 1970 as public relations and fashion office manager for Neiman Marcus, as the store was breaking ground, becoming Neiman's first branch outside Dallas. Fifteen years later, she became the center's director of marketing.She's being succeeded by Cheryl Stephenson, formerly with Turnberry Isles Resorts & Club in Aventura, Fla."I've spent more time here than I have with my husband," Rosenthal said. "I'm about to rectify that."LOVE-ALL: Sources say Working Title, the film company that made "About a Boy," "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Notting Hill," is cooking up yet another romantic comedy--about the Wimbledon tennis tournament. The film, provisionally entitled (surprise!) "Wimbledon," centers on two tennis players: an aging Briton who becomes a champion (not that that has happened in almost 20 years) and a gorgeous young woman who's also competing in the tournament. British heartthrob Paul Bettany, who starred in "A Beautiful Mind," and Kirsten Dunst are tipped to be the leads.MONTENAPOLEONE MADNESS: Even for a seasoned shopper, navigating the parked cars and scores of people on Milan's very narrow Via Montenapoleone can be a test of stamina. Starting later this summer, however, traffic should begin to ease up. The city has passed new regulations that prohibit private vehicles and parked cars on the tony street. Only police, public buses, taxis and livery services will be allowed. The guidelines also call for stricter monitoring of deliveries to merchants on the street. Claudia Buccellati, president of the Montenapoleone Association, said that in addition to improved traffic flow, the city has also promised to increase its police presence. Now there's no excuse not to shop.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)