FERAUD ARRIVES: French label Féraud has opened a 1,300-square-foot boutique on Brighton Way in Beverly Hills, one month after launching a 1,500-square-foot store in Manhattan. The openings mark the label's return to the U.S. after a series of ownership changes. Féraud, known for its Ladies Who Lunch suits, is now owned by French firm Alliance Designers Group. It is poised to expand its retail base in the U.S. and abroad, touting a smaller store prototype. "The stores are geared toward more ready-to-wear now," said Leslie Goodrum, president of North American operations, who added that the brand had been more focused on couture collections. "We're hoping to do a ready-to-wear collection in Paris in the next year or so." Apparel prices range from about $400 for blouses to $2,400 for evening gowns. Féraud will launch 14 more stores in the next year, including units in China, Russia and Dubai. The brand chose to open in Beverly Hills because "the customer is here, and it's a strong market and we're looking to do more celebrity outreach and outreach to West Coast stylists,'' Goodrum said. — E.V.
NICHOLS' NEW LINE: Los Angeles designer Rozae Nichols has launched a third line called RN Convertible for spring 2007. The casual collection of knit layering pieces wholesales for $62 to $150, or $140 to $400 at retail. Several of the items are reversible or can be worn both as a top and skirt or dress. Local doors include Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, Cusp in Century City, Ron Herman, Traffic, Madison and Planet Blue, as well as Nicchia and Sweet William in Chicago; By George in Austin, Tex.; Max in Denver; Margaret O'Leary in San Francisco, and Matsu in Boston. Internationally, the line is available at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, Harvey Nichols and Liberty in the U.K., Podium in Russia, Septieme Etage in Switzerland and Saks Fifth Avenue in Dubai. — Marcy Medina
STREET SENSE: Thousands Elsewhere, a 3,000-square-foot boutique specializing in cult-favorite denim and streetwear brands, has opened in Costa Mesa, Calif., at The Lab, an outdoor shopping center that spotlights streetwear and action-sports retailers. The loft-like boutique's hard-to-find brands include Hysteric Glamour, Insight, Corpus, Rvca and WeSC. "The store is for creative types looking for something outside of the box," said owner Todd Moore, who also operates designer sunglass boutique Eye Five at The Lab. The airy store is industrial-looking without feeling cold, thanks to the many vintage doors and window frames with cracked and peeling paint used to decorate the space. A small VIP room features a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator stocked with beer and Champagne. Moore said he hopes to do $1.5 million in sales in the next year. "There's not a lot of this kind of shopping here," he said. "Nearby, there's South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island [malls]. But really, they're vanilla and chocolate. Sometimes I want chocolate chip." — E.V.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)