NEW YORK — “The thong was a killer. I want my agent to wear thongs from now on,” stated Regis Philbin, TV talk show host of “Live with Regis and Kelly.” Philbin was co-hosting a lingerie fashion show for the full-scale...
NEW YORK — “The thong was a killer. I want my agent to wear thongs from now on,” stated Regis Philbin, TV talk show host of “Live with Regis and Kelly.” Philbin was co-hosting a lingerie fashion show for the full-scale introduction of Body Creations by Hanes Her Way, a Sara Lee megabrand aimed at Target, Kmart and Wal-Mart.
“I’ve never been a big lingerie man, but my wife is really into it. Hmm…lingerie does make me happy. I’m wearing Hanes His Way right now,” said Philbin, who is a self-professed wearer of men’s “briefs and a couple of boxers, but nothing novelty.”
The show, themed “Banking on Beauty with Hanes Her Way,” was staged at Coda, a former bank turned into a Manhattan night club. Featuring a mix-and-match statement for spring and fall 2004, new styles included high-waisted shapers, microfiber camis, satins and feminine laces that had a cross-dyed effect.
Adding to the “reality fashion” aspect of the show, which featured pretty yet comfortable lingerie for mainstream America, was co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former “Survivor” star and host of Style Network’s “The Look for Less.” Two sweethearts from reality shows added a little steam to the runway show in skimpy bras and panties by Body Creations — Lisa Donohue, winner of “Big Brother 3” and Gwen Goia, first runner-up of “The Bachelor 2.”
Meanwhile, another major event reflected the buoyant mood of manufacturers and retailers at last week’s market: the official launch of the Lejaby Rose brand by The Warnaco Group at a cocktail party and informal fashion show at Bloom, a florist.
The models, accessorized in bracelets, necklaces, hair ornaments and garters of fresh roses, showcased French-inspired bras and panties by Lejaby Rose in Lexington Avenue windows that typically display floral arrangements. A traffic jam as well as blocked sidewalks with ogling commuters ensued as pedestrians began taking photos from the street.
As reported, the LeJaby Rose label is part of Warnaco’s plan to spin its Lejaby businesses into a global franchise. Initial distribution will be aimed at 175 major store doors. Tom Wyatt, president of the Warnaco Intimate Apparel division, said reaction has been “tremendous.”“I’ve been in this business for 29 years, and I’ve never had a launch for the image of a brand like this,” said Wyatt. “At this point, if we were to [base expectations on] the demand, it would be well in excess of 175 doors.”
@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
@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)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)