Carlyle’s investment in Supreme not only gave the company a $1 billion valuation but also raised a series of questions: How did it score such a big valuation? What does that higher profile mean for the future of the business? And just when did the cooler-than-thou skate brand become so corporate?
The first two questions remain unanswered. The private equity giant has not spoken about its $500 million investment and is said to have agreed to not talk about its 50 percent stake given concerns about what it would do to the brand’s street cred. And the business’ future remains to be seen, although the early indications are that plenty of people are still more than willing to snatch up the brand’s looks.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018