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."
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