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 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