LAUREN LAUNCHING SLEEPWEAR: Ralph Lauren sleepwear will be back in stores for fall 2003. Jones Apparel Group has signed a sublicense with Carole Hochman Designs to produce and market a line of women’s sleepwear bearing the Lauren Ralph Lauren...
LAUREN LAUNCHING SLEEPWEAR: Ralph Lauren sleepwear will be back in stores for fall 2003. Jones Apparel Group has signed a sublicense with Carole Hochman Designs to produce and market a line of women’s sleepwear bearing the Lauren Ralph Lauren name. Distribution is aimed at department stores that carry the Lauren Ralph Lauren sportswear collection, produced and marketed under a licensing agreement between Jones and Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. A licensing pact with Sara Lee Corp. to manufacture innerwear bearing the Ralph Lauren name expired in 2001. The new collection of Lauren Ralph Lauren sleepwear will be launched at wholesale at the January 2003 innerwear market in New York at showrooms located at 135 Madison Avenue. TRACY TRAVELS: Though they remained tight-lipped about rumors of a Liz Claiborne buyout, Ellen Tracy’s Herb Gallen and Linda Allard put on their party faces Wednesday night when they returned to Los Angeles for the first time in four years to sponsor a gala at the Park Plaza Hotel benefitting the Dream Foundation. Event chairs Cindy Crawford, Priscilla Presley and Joely Fisher wore Ellen Tracy, of course. The event marked the high point of a three-day California whirlwind that included a cocktail party and fashion show at Bloomingdale’s Century City store the day before, and at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Union Square branch in San Francisco on Thursday. "Tonight, I can just relax and have a drink," said Allard.DOMINICAN MANEUVERING: Dominican Republic President Hipolito Mejia secured some congressional help Wednesday in his fight to get the Bush administration to include his country in free trade talks with five Central American countries, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Mejia received the backing from a group of Democratic and Republican House lawmakers after a meeting called by Rep. Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee. However, administration officials remain opposed to including the Dominican Republic in a Central America FTA, arguing the country has been at odds with the U.S. on World Trade Organization issues. The Dominican Republic accounts for a 5 percent share of U.S. apparel imports. The five Central American countries, tapped by Bush to form a free trade zone with the U.S., represent 16 percent of the apparel imports.
“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)