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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty