WEDDING NOT: Did they or didn’t they? On Tuesday, the blogosphere went into overdrive with reports that Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone said “I do” over the holidays in St. Barth’s. The two had been photographed on the beach, taking in the sun and sea, honeymoon-style. Then, Larry Gagosian hosted a party in honor of Jacobs and Martone with plenty of speeches and a tiered wedding cake with toppers that looked like the happy couple.
Not so fast. According to a spokeswoman for the designer, this was not a wedding, and the two are still happily engaged.
This story first appeared in the January 6, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Those who still feel the urge to honor their non-nuptials, though, can do so via jcpenney.com, where a prankster set up a wedding registry for the pair, with a Dec. 25 wedding date given. Among the items on the fake registry are two massage chairs, four portable massage tables, 10 Oreck Tower Air Purifiers and one Linden Street Telescope. Not surprisingly, all items on the registry are still available.
PRINGLE’S ART PROJECT: Pringle of Scotland is taking an artistic turn this spring. The label is set to partner with London’s Serpentine Gallery to commission a group of artists to create works inspired by Pringle’s heritage — taking items such as Pringle’s twin sets or its argyle pattern as a starting point — to celebrate the label’s 195th anniversary. Mary-Adair Macaire, Pringle’s chief executive officer, will together with Julia Peyton-Jones, director of the Serpentine, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of the gallery, reveal which artists the label will collaborate with on Jan. 14. The project, called 195 Collaborations, will have the artists each produce 195 editions of the new works they create for Pringle. The works will launch during February’s London Fashion Week, and a series of events and retail projects are also planned for the project’s launch.