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.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)