9 posts tagged "Ivanka Trump"
With a fine jewelry collection, a shoe line, and a handful of endorsements under her belt (last night’s was a skinny metallic one), Ivanka Trump has proven herself a capable businesswoman. But judging by the bustling crowd that packed the fifth floor of Lord & Taylor last night (dad Donald and mom Ivana included), she also knows what it takes to fill a room. The occasion: the new mom’s first-ever ready-to-wear collection and runway show, hosted by Lord & Taylor president Bonnie Brooks. Trump, dressed in a bright orange top and white riding pants from her collection, told the front row that her goal was “to create a high-quality product at an affordable price, for the chic, modern, working woman.” What followed was a set of 37 predominantly neutral looks—with the occasional pop of cobalt, pink, and red—to be worn from day to night. There were work-appropriate suits and cocktail dresses, weekend-ready embroidered tunics, and tailored shorts paired with fedoras and straw wedges also of Trump’s design. Also shown were a variety of trenchcoats, some with eyelet detailing, bright coral wrap dresses, and paisley separates that are likely to appeal to an older customer. Ready-to-wear can be daunting, but Brooks proudly revealed that her new designer should have no reason to fear. She said that the line, which hovers in the $50 to $225 price range and is already on the sales floor (the collection launched exclusively at Lord & Taylor and is currently available at other retailers, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Ivanka’s own online boutique), has been selling briskly. Brooks also reported that Ivanka is “the number one designer search on Lordandtaylor.com.” Those are the kind of credentials—plus, of course, regular TV appearances on Dad’s program for a little message-spreading—that demand future ventures. After the show, Trump hinted at upcoming forays into fragrance, eyewear, and perhaps a children’s clothing line.
“Sometimes I cheat and give friends some of my favorite pieces from my current collection. Whatever I give, though, is chosen with that person’s taste very much in mind,” says Donatella Versace on what she’ll be giving this Christmas. Versace, along with a host of other designers and actors, told WWD what they will be giving, what’s on their wish list, what they will be eating, and more. [WWD]
Stylist Marina Mñnoz is hitting the Park City slopes this holiday season and she suggested a few pieces that will keep you warm and chic. What to wear: Moncler’s retro parkas, Celine loafers, Jil Sander’s ski-luxe sweaters, and Illesteva reflective glasses. [T]
The first directly owned Vionnet boutique, set to officially open during Milan fashion week in February, “pays tribute to Madeleine Vionnet’s staples—geometric shapes contrasting with soft and more rounded ones and the designer’s masterful use of draping,”WWD reports. Another key feature is the use of brass, which was the key element on the designer’s first perfume bottle, throughout the store. [WWD]
Yesterday, Derek Lam sent a cease-and-desist letter to Ivanka Trump Footwear, claiming that they copied his Ayami wedge sandal. Today, Marc Fisher, the producer of Ivanka Trump Footwear, is saying that is not the case, and the design is too popular to stake a claim to it. [WWD]