Scoops of the Day: Roseanne Rebuts … a Date with Kate … Todd’s New Bod
ROSEANNE REBUTS: The fists are still flying between CelebSales and would-be fashion designer Roseanne Arnold. As CelebSales's Sunday fashion show draws near -- originally pegged "The Roseanne Arnold Collection" -- the battle of wills...
ROSEANNE REBUTS: The fists are still flying between CelebSales and would-be fashion designer Roseanne Arnold. As CelebSales's Sunday fashion show draws near -- originally pegged "The Roseanne Arnold Collection" -- the battle of wills between the apparel company and Arnold continues to heat up.
The latest salvos:
Arnold issued a statement saying Stanley Warner, president of CelebSales, had not only missed a scheduled payment for the license but that, "I felt Mr. Warner was compromising the integrity of my designs...What I approved in wool, he plans to have manufactured in polyester."
To which Warner responded, "We never compromised anything. We wanted to make her happy. We never substituted anything. That's sheer nonsense."
The two sides are awaiting round two on Friday for a hearing in Los Angles Superior Court in which Judge David D. Perez will consider a preliminary injunction in the case. Arnold won a temporary restraining order on Tuesday prohibiting CelebSales from using her name in an apparel line to be launched Sunday at the Metronome restaurant here.
Arnold, in her statement, charged that Warner misrepresented her "with wildly absurd and patently offensive statements to the press and to people in the fashion industry, so [we] felt a restraining order was necessary."
Warner maintains the dispute is a result of Arnold's refusal to allow him to merchandise the line on television.
Warner said all he wants is to talk to Arnold. "I want to end this amicably," he said. "If she called me and said, 'I want to end this,' I would have said 'Fine Rosie, let's end this.' I don't want it if I can't go on television with it."
A DATE WITH KATE: With a guest list that includes Tatum O'Neal, Juliana Hatfield, Matt Dillon, Jaye Davidson, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and all the supermodels, plus their beaus and entourages, the Ghost party has become one of show week's hottest tickets. It's happening Friday night, and both Johnny Depp and Mario Sorrenti -- Kate Moss's current and former loves -- are expected.TODD'S NEW BOD: It'll be a svelte new Todd Oldham taking a bow at his show tonight. Oldham and partner Tony Longoria each have shed about 15 pounds on a low-fat vegetarian diet. Oldham, who looks lean and angular, said he wasn't necessarily looking to lose weight but wanted to stop eating animal products. The two also have been working out more regularly, they said. Could a Todd diet and workout video be on its way?
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)