KEEPING UP WITH KARL: Karl Lagerfeld, whipping through Hollywood this week on a whirlwind shoot of Icons at Home for Interview, as reported, was so obsessed with what to wear in L.A. he called up editor Ingrid Sischy before he flew over to ask, "What...
KEEPING UP WITH KARL: Karl Lagerfeld, whipping through Hollywood this week on a whirlwind shoot of Icons at Home for Interview, as reported, was so obsessed with what to wear in L.A. he called up editor Ingrid Sischy before he flew over to ask, "What am I supposed to wear?" When Sischy replied that he would be behind the camera, not in front of it —shooting such luminaries as Benecio Del Toro, Faye Dunaway, Nicole Kidman and Arnold Schwarzenegger — Lagerfeld replied, "I don't know how to dress in Los Angeles!" In the end, he wound up with a wardrobe of his own specially designed-Diesel jeans (size 25 women’s; they’d been worn by a female model on the runway), a Hedi Slimane Dior Homme white shirt and skinny tie and belt, announcing in Arnold’s Malibu home, "I always wanted to be a clothing hanger — and now I am!" Choosing to remain that way, he blew off the well-catered lunch and stuck to his staple: Diet Coke. Meanwhile, the two Austrians got on like a house on fire, and spoke German with an Austrian accent throughout the entire shoot — talking fashion. Turns out, Arnold’s almost as obsessed with clothes and fit as Lagerfeld is. Is there some Dior Homme in his future?
Lagerfeld also brought over his Chanel team for hair and makeup: Stephane Marais and Odile Gilbert.
VOGUE TAKES MANHATTAN: Up to now, fans of Vogue and never-say-die followers of the iconic Nineties TV show "Melrose Place" rarely ran into each other at parties, but that’s all going to change this month. The kickoff to a series of events hosted by Vogue is the relaunch of Lane Bryant’s V-Jeans collection, to be held July 30 at Discotheque in Manhattan. The event will be emceed by none other than Grant Show, who played the hunky "Jake" on "Melrose Place."
To publicize the festivities, which range from an analysis of‘What does your handbag say about you?’ at the Chanel store on Madison Avenue to summer cocktails at the Hamptons’ Star Room, Vogue will distribute 540 Jitney bags filled with goodies to Hamptons-bound travelers on July 27 and Aug. 2. Vogue also commissioned Marc Bauer to design an apron (toga-like in the shape of a leaf) for the winetasters at the blowout finale music and fashion show on the evening of Aug. 3 at the Ark Project in Bridgehampton.Meanwhile, Vogue and VH1 are gearing up for their annual 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, which this year is moving to Radio City Music Hall in New York. The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. The awards previously were held at The Hammerstein Ballroom.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews