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.
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle