MIAMI TRANSFER: Estaban Cortazar has picked up stakes in Miami and relocated to Manhattan, where he is working out of his Battery Park apartment.
"I'm young and my business is young, so I thought now was a good time," he said.
Before last week's big move, Cortazar rounded up 10 friends and flew to his native Colombia to celebrate his 23rd birthday. Cortazar said he made the most of the excursion, extending it for three weeks — his longest break for quite a stretch.
For the time being, he is primarily focused on developing his signature collection — not pursuing one-off deals or other collaborations. Aside from being closer to the apparel business' epicenter, the move should give Cortazar some artistic inspiration. He intends to glean his share of ideas from Gotham's museums, art galleries, theatrical performances and other cultural attractions.
THE MAN IN PINSTRIPES: Johnny Damon's status as a New York Yankees star didn't deter him from stopping by one of his favorite Boston haunts Saturday — Louis Boston. Damon and his wife, Michelle Mangan, are apparently big fans of the tony Berkeley Street store. He was there after the Yanks' 11-6 loss to the Red Sox, and she was at the store during the game. The couple later caught up with some Boston friends — Damon is a former Sox center fielder — at Louis Boston's Restaurant L. Owner Debi Greenberg, a die-hard Sox fan, bears no hard feelings about Damon's defection. "We were friends while they were in Boston, so why shouldn't we still be friends?"
LIFE IS A CABARET: Mary McFadden never fails to surprise her former fashion pals. Her latest gig was at Rick's Cafe in Casablanca, Morocco, where she performed a rendition of "As Time Goes By." The bar that was central to the Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman classic "Casablanca" did not actually exist until an opportunist built one a few years back. McFadden is at work on a documentary with director Muzaffar Ali, which has called for trips to India and Turkey. This summer she is headed to the Newport, R.I., mansion Rosecliff on July 17 to lecture about "Goddesses, Symbols and Ancient Textiles." She also will take to the high seas as a guest lecturer for Silver Sea Cruises.
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)