BARNEYS’ TRUNK SHOW: Barneys New York is hosting a special trunk show, but this time around, none of the goods are for sale. Goyard, the upscale French luggage and accessories firm, shipped several vintage trunks to the store, which are currently...
BARNEYS’ TRUNK SHOW: Barneys New York is hosting a special trunk show, but this time around, none of the goods are for sale. Goyard, the upscale French luggage and accessories firm, shipped several vintage trunks to the store, which are currently being displayed on the specialty store’s main floor. It’s said that vintage Goyard trunks are even more difficult to find than those by Louis Vuitton. Barneys, inside its main Madison Avenue entrance, boasts two Forties custom trunks from the Duchess of Windsor collection; one from around 1926 designed for Bugatti cars; master pianist Arthur Rubinstein’s partitions cases, and the traveling desk of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, on which he’s said to have penned the Sherlock Holmes novels. The trunks will be on display for two weeks. "When we put the Duchess of Windsor’s cases on display, they were the chicest, snottiest things we ever had in the store, and our customers almost started curtsying," said Simon Doonan, creative director. "The patina reeks of history and scandal."
WATCHING PRADA: Prada will launch a limited-edition watch line with Richemont-owned Swiss watchmaker IWC, confirming reports in these columns. A Prada spokeswoman said the watch line, which will be limited to 2,000 units, was created to mark the America’s Cup 2003. Prada chief Patrizio Bertelli will hold a news conference in MilanThursday, upon his return from New Zealand, where he has been following the first round of the Cup’s races with his boat Luna Rossa. Georges Kern, chief executive of IWC, will also be at the news conference.
A SMALLER SHARE OF KELLWOOD: Citigroup Inc. slashed its stake in Kellwood Co. to 0.4 percent, down from 6.2 percent in June, according to a Schedule 13G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The bank’s holdings in the St. Louis-based manufacturer dropped to 94,000 shares from 1.6 million shares over the period.
CASH FOR KMART: Cash-strapped Kmart Corp. last week sought Chicago bankruptcy court approval for the sale of its Internet Service Provider Bluelight.com to United Online Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, United will pay Kmart $8.4 million for the assets of Bluelight.com’s ISP and e-mail service. The purchase price is subject to adjustments. Kmart announced the offer last month, but didn’t disclose the terms of the sale. A court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 30.Editor’s Note: Although the stock market was open on Monday, prices were not received by press time. Financial charts for the week ending Oct. 11 appear on page 20.
“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