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.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
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