FASHION KICKS: Karl Lagerfeld, it appears, is a soccer fan. The designer sketched the portraits of eight of his favorite stars on Germany’s national team for Sepp, a soccer-fashion fusion magazine published by Markus Ebner, who also publishes Germany’s Achtung fashion review. Sepp, which includes an interview with Yohji Yamamoto on his passion for the sport, hits newsstands Friday, the day the World Cup kicks off in Munich with a match between Germany and Costa Rica.
JAGGER MOVES IN: Move over, Peter Som: Jade Jagger is the latest designer to align her name with a luxury residential property. She and her design partner, Tom Bartlett, have joined forces with YOO creators John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck to unveil the first of many Jade Jagger for YOO projects. The first such property is in the works at 16 West 19th Street in New York, where the daughter of rock royalty is handling the interior concepts and furniture for the 57 apartments. The jewelry designer has come up with a variety of pods that she likens to “jewelry boxes filled with all the essentials,” but they will cost more than precious stones. Apartments at Jade are expected to fetch $500,000 for a studio and $3.7 billion for a three-bedroom penthouse.
GOOD AS GOLD: This season’s accessories for Dolce & Gabbana aren’t just about a pair of sexy sandals. The fashion house last week unveiled a cell phone in collaboration with Motorola that will retail for around $550 worldwide. The MotoRAZR V3i Dolce & Gabbana cell phone is made of gleaming gold and silver metal and is engraved with the designers’ logo. The phone is an updated version of a limited-edition model that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana produced together with Motorola last year. The sleek new design is fitted with a slew of extras customized by the duo, including a swinging gold pendant featuring the initials DG, three disco polyphonic ring tones and a voice that announces the name of the Italian fashion house when the phone is switched on or off. To promote the phone, the designers have created a print campaign that includes a portrait of them photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
WINSTON’S NEW JEWEL: Harry Winston is putting the final touches on its store in London, which is slated to open on July 4, with a party scheduled later in the year. The emporium, created by New York-based architect Thierry W. Despont at 171 New Bond Street, will span 4,248 square feet over seven floors. The store will feature an operations room in the basement, a private sales suite on the first floor and entertainment space for dinners, parties and special events on the second floor. The main retail space will be on the ground floor. The London store is similar to the jeweler’s recently opened Los Angeles boutique, with a cream-and-brown color scheme, plush suede sofas and walls and a crystal chandelier hanging in the atrium.