Fashion Scoops: Zoe To Halston… On Sail… Croc Concert…
Score two for Harvey Weinstein in the fashion arena. Stylist Rachel Zoe will sit on the Halston advisory board along with Tamara Mellon and act as a creative consultant for the brand, Zoe confirmed Wednesday.
ZOE TO HALSTON: Score two for Harvey Weinstein in the fashion arena. Stylist Rachel Zoe will sit on the Halston advisory board along with Tamara Mellon and act as a creative consultant for the brand, Zoe confirmed Wednesday. "But I'm also continuing to style and proceed with all of my other endeavors," she stressed. "Styling is one of the most important things to me, so I would never stop."
In addition to dressing a stable of stars including Cameron Diaz, Mischa Barton, Anne Hathaway,Keira Knightley and Joy Bryant, Zoe styles print ads for the company Mellon founded and heads, Jimmy Choo, as well as Judith Leiber. But even before she became known to mainstream media, Zoe was a Halston fan and avid collector of the designer's vintage gowns. "I've been collecting it for as long as I can remember. I grab them whenever I see them because it's like buying a piece of history. I love the aesthetic and that energy of his time period. It's always something I've channeled subconsciously, so this is a natural decision to make and I'm really ecstatic about bringing the brand back to where it should be."
In her new role, Zoe will help install the new creative team and oversee the fashion shows. "Tamara and I are a team in this, and we share the same vision," she said.
Do they also agree about the same designers? Sources speculated that the Weinstein Co. and Hilco paid between $22 million and $27 million for the label. Ever since the deal was signed on Monday, there has been much talk in fashion circles about who would get the design job at Halston. The new owners are said to be keen to bring in Narciso Rodriguez, though it remained unclear whether discussions with the designer had taken place. It is widely known in industry circles that Rodriguez is unhappy with his current manufacturing agreement with Aeffe and is said to be looking for new opportunities, though that may not extend beyond the realm of his own label.ON SAIL: Just because the America's Cup hasn't started yet doesn't mean sponsoring brands can't go overboard with merchandising. Louis Vuitton, for one, has already launched a collection of handbags to celebrate the regatta, which kicks off in Valencia, Spain, next month. Dubbed Louis Vuitton Cup 2007, the line features sailboat inspirations in a multitude of formats, including a tote called the Spinnaker. For those who like to be stylish while seafaring, all bags are made from water-resistant leather and high-tech linings. Other matching accessories include bandanas, sunglasses, footwear, caps and key chains.
CROC CONCERT: Pre-collections are getting more and more newsy — and covetable. To wit: Yves Saint Laurent, which displayed many unusual crocodile effects on its fall-winter runway, had the reptilian look all over its pre-fall range, too. Already tipped to be hot numbers are its Downtown and Tribute bags in supple patent leather that is quilted for a crocodile effect. One lucky star, Kylie Minogue, has already been spotted toting the style.
COCO LOCO: Leave it to Chanel to come up with a temporary boutique as chic as this: a 2,100-square-foot suite overlooking the Place Vendôme. The chic salon, previously used for private events, just opened to showcase Chanel's fine jewelry and watches, while the main boutique on the main floor at 18 Place Vendôme is closed for nine months of construction work. The 10-year-old store is being enlarged and outfitted with a new design by architect Peter Marino, and will be unveiled to the press during the July couture just across the street at the Ritz, in the Coco Chanel suite, of course.
BRIT MIX: "Great combo, isn't it?" asked Giles Deacon of the discounted shopping-and-Champagne night to launch Gold, his new collection for the British high street chain New Look. "And I'm hopeful the hordes will descend tomorrow morning when the store opens!" A mostly industry crowd flocked to London's New Look store Monday night to take advantage of a 10 percent discount on Giles' new duds: black jersey dresses with dramatic draping, pink polkadot coats and scandalously short miniskirts. As reported, the poster girl for the ad campaign is Drew Barrymore.On Tuesday night, it was Tom Ford's turn in the spotlight. The honorary chairman of Fashion Fringe, which searches for design talent based in the U.K and Ireland, was there to preside over the launch of the fourth annual competition at The Bar at London's Dorchester Hotel. Guests included Natalie Massenet,Alannah Weston and Katie Grand, and past winners Gavin Douglas, Moralioglu Erdem, Bruno Basso and Christopher Brooke. This year's 10 semifinalists will be announced in May, and four finalists show at London Fashion Week in September.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews