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.
For its next men’s wear collection, @roberto_cavalli will show as a special guest at #PittiUomo, running from June 12-15. The brand, which has Florence in its roots, will relaunch its men’s wear collection, which will be presented separately from women’s wear for the first time since Paul Surridge was appointed creative director in May. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.