Newsreel: Ogden Only a Consultant at Calvin Klein … Ellen Tracy Hits the Tents
OGDEN ONLY A CONSULTANT AT CALVIN KLEIN: Sportswear designer Ann Ogden is working as a design consultant for the CK division of Calvin Klein Inc., a Calvin Klein spokeswoman said last week, contradicting reports published elsewhere...
OGDEN ONLY A CONSULTANT AT CALVIN KLEIN: Sportswear designer Ann Ogden is working as a design consultant for the CK division of Calvin Klein Inc., a Calvin Klein spokeswoman said last week, contradicting reports published elsewhere that said Ogden had been hired as the design director of the CK bridge sportswear and jeanswear collections.
The spokeswoman said Ogden has not succeeded Barbara de Vries, who resigned from her post as vice president and design director of CK in October. De Vries subsequently filed a $2 million breach-of-contract suit against the company, stating she was the victim of a "major corporate restructuring."
De Vries said they are searching for a successor
ELLEN TRACY HITS THE TENTS: Ellen Tracy, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, has decided join the fashion circus in Bryant Park. The bridge sportswear and dress firm is going to stage its first runway show during New York's fall show week under the tents. Linda Allard, Ellen Tracy's design director, said she believes shows are important for press coverage.
"In terms of how important we are to the bridge market," she said, "we don't always get the coverage we should. We also don't always get the presidents of the stores into our showroom, so it would help at all levels to have those people attend a show."
"We'll see," said Herb Gallen, chairman, who's not so sure of the value of a runway show. "It certainly will not have a short-term effect because we'll already be through with fall bookings by the time we have the show. It may be something for long-term.
@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)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia