DIANE AND DANCE: Diane Von Furstenberg continued supporting the arts Thursday night by hosting an intimate gathering at her West Village headquarters to preview "Forward," the latest piece by the contemporary dance company danielandsomesuperfriends....
DIANE AND DANCE: Diane Von Furstenberg continued supporting the arts Thursday night by hosting an intimate gathering at her West Village headquarters to preview "Forward," the latest piece by the contemporary dance company danielandsomesuperfriends. According to Daniel Wilkins, who founded the dance troupe two years ago, the performance investigates the limits of physical architecture, athleticism and agility through techniques from ballet and modern dance. "Diane’s studio is like an empty palette and an ideal location for what we do artistically," said Wilkins. It is the third piece the group has performed at Von Furstenberg’s and it includes 19 numbers performed by six dancers. "Forward" opens to the public tonight and runs through Saturday with shows beginning at 8 p.m. at Diane Von Furstenberg The Theater. Tickets are $15 and available at the door.
FERRAGAMO KUDOS: Salvatore Ferragamo was honored as best international brand of the year in China last week. Ferruccio Ferragamo, chief executive officer, received the award during a ceremony at the Opera House in Shanghai, at the gala evening MTV-Lycra Fashion Awards 2002, which was shown live on MTV in China. The Asia/Far East region is one of the company’s main markets, accounting for 46 percent of sales, which last year were $525.9 million (converted from euros at current exchange rates). There are 14 Ferragamo sales points in China, seven of which are company owned.
LESS REDRESS:CIT Group/Commercial Services won a partial victory last month when a Manhattan federal district court judge dismissed individual antitrust claims against it and seven other factors dubbed the Uptown Credit Group. As reported, Donald Weiner, owner of a Plainview, N.Y.-based retail chain called Dresses for Less, filed a lawsuit in May 2001 against CIT and Uptown Credit Group, alleging that the defendants bankrupted firms Weiner co-owned by denying them credit. Claims by several apparel firms owned or co-owned by Weiner were allowed to continue.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia