65 posts tagged "Donna Karan"
Fashion power players including Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein and Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, along with a slew of top editors and retailers, joined CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and executive director Steven Kolb this morning at FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheatre to discuss the future of New York fashion shows. “Are they relevant as we know them?” was the question at hand, and on the table were concerns about the timing and deliveries of collections and the money spent on expensive runway shows vs. the money made on less flashy, more lucrative pre-collections. Among the most contentious issues raised was what Donna Karan called a “white sale” mentality that’s training customers not to buy clothes and accessories at full price. In the spirit of problem solving, Vogue‘s Anna Wintour suggested that stores get together and set ground rules about when the discounting can start. When she was informed by von Furstenberg that that’s illegal, she replied: “Is that something we can change? We have friends in the White House now.” One topic that we’ll be keeping close tabs on for all of you Style Filers is the potential of fashion shows for consumers, in addition, that is, to shows for editors, buyers, and designers’ celebrity pals. Betsey Johnson, for her part, announced she’d be the first to sign up: “I would love to show at Madison Square Garden,” she said.
Calling all retailers: The last day to register to participate in Fashion’s Night Out is August 1. As we’ve previously reported, on September 10, stores across New York’s five boroughs and around the world will be staying open late, and many of them will be hosting special events to reel in the customers. And by “special” we don’t mean ho-hum wine and cheese. We mean the kind of irresistible “special” that will incite a fashion lover who’s temporarily hung up her Fifth Avenue spurs to hitch up the saddle and high-tail it into stores. What will she see? Alexander Wang will be instructing shoppers on the art of runway modeling at Barneys’ Madison Avenue outpost before hightailing it over to Bergdorf’s on Fifth to sign T-shirts. Meanwhile, down the block at Saks, both Donna Karan and Carolina Herrera will be fêting their new in-store boutiques with assists from beauty gurus Bobbi Brown and Frédéric Fekkai. And that’s just the beginning of the fun to be had; so far, more than 300 stores in the city have registered to participate. To get in on the action and sign up today, visit http://www.fashionsnightout.com/register.html.
Pete Doherty’s up to his old tricks, by which we mean shooting up in an airplane bathroom and getting arrested. Good ol’ Pete. [The Sunday Mail]
Check out video footage of Agyness Deyn’s sporty turn for Uniqlo (in pink and high heels, naturally). [Telegraph]
PS: It looks like the Lagerfeld/Elbaz/Theyskens rumor has officially been squashed. It was juicy while it lasted. [The Cut]
Miley Cyrus and Max Azria are the latest celebrity and designer couple to tie the knot, and they’ll be consummating their relationship at Wal-Mart. The co-designed junior line will be available in August; we can only hope bandage dresses for tweens are not part of the deal. [WWD]
The looks at this season’s Pet Fashion Week were basically upstaged by the models, who were, you know, cats and dogs. Seriously, only in Moscow. [The Guardian]
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who’s making nude-photo headlines again as more au naturel shots of her hit the auction block, has trounced the Queen in this year’s highly anticipated “best hat wearer” contest. This woman is admirably versatile. [The Telegraph]