Fashion Scoops: Yamamoto’s Moment … Mr. In Personality … Still Modeling
YAMAMOTO’S MOMENT: Yohji Yamamoto was against doing a retrospective of his work until he met with organizers of Pitti Immagine last year. But even then, Yamamoto’s show “Correspondences” will be an antiretrospective...
YAMAMOTO’S MOMENT: Yohji Yamamoto was against doing a retrospective of his work until he met with organizers of Pitti Immagine last year. But even then, Yamamoto’s show “Correspondences” will be an antiretrospective retrospective. Sponsored by Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery, “Correspondences” will open at Palazzo Pitti in Florence on Jan. 13 and will simply show Yamamoto’s clothes on forms around the permanent collection of Palazzo Pitti’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna. “I’ve given up my old conception about what is a so-called retrospective,” the designer said in a statement. “I started to hope I could leave something else there.”
Yamamoto, along with longtime collaborator Masao Nihei, selected 80 past looks for the retrospective and will sprinkle them throughout the museum’s 30 rooms according to how they interact with the artworks.
The exhibit runs through March 6 and then will move on to the Musée de la Mode et du Textile at the Louvre in Paris in April.
MR. IN PERSONALITY: Bergdorf Goodman has landed a rare in-store appearance from Valentino, who plans to descend upon the store on Thursday night for his first event there in a decade. The designer has kept to his own stores for his recent appearances, but was persuaded to turn up for cocktails along with expected guests including Jennifer Creel and Tory Burch.
It probably helped that the store has been generating some big numbers for the designer, having just topped $1 million with a trunk show last week for the spring collection. Bestsellers included a long white pleated shirt, an orange printed dress and a green striped embroidered top and cardigan paired with a pink bow skirt.
STILL MODELING: She may have just revealed plans for a skin care line, but Cindy Crawford isn’t about to give up her day job. The supermodel has snagged yet another modeling contract — with Byblos for its spring-summer 2005 campaign. Crawford was photographed in a studio in Paris by Alix Malka. The move may help increase Byblos’ visibility globally as the Italian fashion brand apparel manufacturer Swinger International, which bought Byblos from Prada three years ago, is currently focused on expanding its business outside Italy and, in particular, in the U.S.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.