PRADA’S CAPSULE ROAD SHOW: While Prada chief Patrizio Bertelli has repeatedly said a Prada initial public offering was postponed indefinitely, he and his wife, Miuccia Prada, recently set out on a mini road show to present the company to...
PRADA’S CAPSULE ROAD SHOW: While Prada chief Patrizio Bertelli has repeatedly said a Prada initial public offering was postponed indefinitely, he and his wife, Miuccia Prada, recently set out on a mini road show to present the company to institutional investors in Milan and at Prada’s headquarters near the Tuscan town of Arezzo. Riccardo Stilli, chief financial officer of Prada, said Morgan Stanley — the original adviser for the IPO — organized the tour late last month, but declined to say which asset management groups were targeted. "It was just a way to introduce our company to future potential investors," Stilli said. "However, I really hesitate to set a date — 2003, 2004, 2005 — for an IPO. It completely depends on the market."MATRIX HONOREES: Kate White, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan; Daisy Exposito-Ulla, chairwoman of Bravo Group; Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of Tribeca Films; Sheila Nevins, executive vice president of original programming, documentaries and family at HBO/Cinemax; Carolyn Reidy, president of Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, and Maurie Perl, senior vice president of corporate communications at Condé Nast Publications, will receive New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards on April 28 at the Waldorf Astoria.SPRINTING AHEAD: Fast-fashion phenomenon Hennes & Mauritz on Friday said sales rose 26 percent in October compared with the same period last year. H&M sales increased 18 percent in October 2001. The chain did not break down sales on a same-store basis. Meanwhile, the Swedish firm said it has signed leases to open its first store in Poland and first two in the Czech Republic. They are scheduled to bow next spring. H&M is planning to open additional units in both countries later in 2003.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)