SKIN IS IN: Etam will stage its own skimpy take on “Puttin’ on the Ritz” on Monday, with its second Paris catwalk show over the Ritz hotel’s covered swimming pool. On parade will be the brand’s spring collection as well as the latest offerings from the Natalia for Etam line, designed by Natalia Vodianova. Following the event will be a dinner and concert by Mark Ronson at the Hôtel d’Evreux, on the Place Vendôme. Guest performers are said to include Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rihanna. George Clooney and Hilary Swank, meanwhile, will reportedly be among guests invited to the event, which is to be screened live on Etam’s catwalk site, defile-etam.com. — Katya Foreman
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: Forget the cat’s pajamas. How about Alber Elbaz’s? That was designer Anne Valérie Hash’s thinking for her latest adventure: an artisanal collection based on reworked garments donated by personalities. “For me, it’s a new take on couture,” said Hash, about crafting something new out of existing treasured pieces of clothing. Along with Elbaz’s PJs, Hash has taken her scissors to items including Tilda Swinton’s favorite T-shirt; a striped Breton T-shirt from Jean Paul Gaultier; an evening jacket belonging to Charlotte Rampling; an old Chanel jacket from Daphne Guinness, and an Alaïa frock belonging to Bettina Rheims. The resulting collection of looks, Act I of what Hash hopes will become a yearly installment, is to be presented at the designer’s headquarters on Monday [Jan. 25] before traveling on.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)