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."
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)