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.
@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