NEW YORK -- First thing Monday morning, more than 200 high-profile New Yorkers bobbed around a Marriott Marquis conference room like carousel horses vying for a brass ring. But they also want the red, blue, green, black and yellow Olympic ones,...
NEW YORK--First thing Monday morning, more than 200 high-profile New Yorkersbobbed around a Marriott Marquis conference room like carousel horses vying for a brass ring. But they also want the red, blue, green, black and yellow Olympic ones, too.In honor of the U.S. Olympic Committee task force's final site visit here, some of the city's big names turned up to tout the city's bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. Even Daniel Doctoroff, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding, who hosted the event with Jay Kriegel, executive director of NYC2012, was impressed by the home team's 8 a.m. turnout three days shy of the Fourth of July.New York aims to beat out Houston, San Francisco and Washington for hosting duties.Like many in the crowd, Rep. Charles Rangel emphasized the city's international draw."Some people have said, especially in Washington, D.C., that New Yorkers have a little more self esteem than you need to negotiate," he said. "The truth is you will see people from all walks of life with so many different colors and complexions willing to say this is where they want to be."Fern Mallis, 7th on Sixth executive director and IMG vice president, summed it up another way: "What other city in the world has restaurants where people speak the languages of any Olympic team?"A proponent of NYC2012 for at least four years, Mallis recalled how Henry Grethel suited up the U.S. delegation for the opening ceremonies at the 1992 Winter and Summer Games and noted the potential for 2012. "It would be so good for business, for the energy and fashion. Last time [in Salt Lake City], the American team wore Roots, a Canadian company."Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, NBA Commissioner David Stern, sportswriter Bud Greenspan, former figureskater Jo Jo Starbuck, the Whitney Museum's director Max Anderson, the New York City Planning Commission's Amanda Burden, Everlast president George Horowitz and Modell's president Mitchell Modell were also in the crowd.The NBA's Stern said he hasn't yet talked to Reebok or any of the league's other marketing sponsors about lobbying for New York, but he does expect the city's proposal to be taken "very seriously," free from any sympathy votes stemming from Sept. 11. Chelsea Piers founder and director of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., Roland Betts, who also serves on the USOC's board of directors, was likeminded. He said he hasn't discussed the marketing potential with Fila, Nautica or any of the other corporate sponsors at Chelsea Piers. "I have to be totally objective. I think it's obvious that sporting companies would be very interested in any U.S. host city and doubly interested in New York.""
“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