Fashion Scoops: You Don’t Say … In Her Fashion … Another Olivier Twist …
YOU DON’T SAY: Been wondering what LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman Bernard Arnault makes of all the speculation swirling around Gucci Group, and the possibility that Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole could leave if their autonomy is...
YOU DON’T SAY: Been wondering what LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman Bernard Arnault makes of all the speculation swirling around Gucci Group, and the possibility that Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole could leave if their autonomy is compromised by Gucci’s majority owner, François Pinault? At a news conference Tuesday morning to announce LVMH’s 2002 profits, Arnault made a statement that caused the audience of analysts and journalists to gasp. Boasting about the design talent in his group, from John Galliano and Marc Jacobs to Hedi Slimane, he quipped: "We get along with our designers," he said, "and they are treated in a very professional way."
Meanwhile, on Thursday afternoon, Gucci's London press office released a brief statement addressed to "all fashion teams and subs" asking them to amend their magazine credits to read "by Gucci." Most editors were already aware six months ago that Gucci Group had dropped Ford’s name from both the Gucci and YSL credits. But why put it in writing now? Sources close to Gucci say it was just a simple clarification for those editors who were still confused about what to do. But it seems the statement has sparked more questions and answers, fueling speculation about whether Ford and De Sole will stay or leave the group when their contracts expire next year. A Gucci spokesman could not be reached for comment.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)