CHANEL'S FIVE: Seeking to preserve and develop France's couture know-how, Chanel said it acquired the famous embroidery house Lesage and is in negotiations to take control of haute shoemaker Massaro. A Chanel spokeswoman said Lesage, founded in 1858,...
CHANEL'S FIVE: Seeking to preserve and develop France's couture know-how, Chanel said it acquired the famous embroidery house Lesage and is in negotiations to take control of haute shoemaker Massaro. A Chanel spokeswoman said Lesage, founded in 1858, would continue to do work for other couture houses in Paris. The new acquisitions bring to five the number of specialty ateliers owned by Chanel subsidiary Paraffection. The others are hatmaker A. Michel, feather and flower house Lemarie and buttonmaker Desrues.WARNACO'S EXTENSION: The Warnaco Group Inc. submitted a notification of late filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday stating that the bankrupt company will be late in filing its Form 11-K retirement plan update. According to the SEC document, Warnaco cannot file the report on time "due to administrative difficulties in obtaining information from the plan trustee necessary for the registrant's auditors to complete their audit of the benefit plan that is the subject of the Form 11-K." SEC regulations dictate that the company must file the form within 15 calendar days from yesterday's due date. A Warnaco spokesperson said the company will make the filing within the regulation time frame and "as soon as practicable."SPIEGEL'S VIRTUAL SPARK: Spiegel.com has found its customers are twice as likely to make a purchase on its site after browsing one of 200 items that could be viewed there via Rich FX's zoom tool, including intimate apparel, embroidered jeans and tops. The technology provides a close-up look at a product, with a 3D feel, regardless of 'Net connection speed. People who viewed apparel and home goods using the tool spent 30 percent more per visit to Spiegel.com, on average, than those who didn't, prompting the e-tailer to extend the application to 1,800 of its 13,000 items by July 31--including 20 percent of the apparel assortment.NEVER-SLEEPING CITI: Citigroup Inc. and its venture capital affiliate have acquired a 1.56 million share, or 6.2 percent, stake in St. Louis-based Kellwood Co., according to a Form 13-G filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC document said the securities were purchased for investment purposes only and with no intent of resulting in a change in the apparel manufacturer's control."
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)