42 posts tagged "Tommy Hilfiger"
Christian Louboutin Makes a Pointe, Tommy Hilfiger Mulls A Stake, How Scott Sternberg Put On His Show, And More…
The master of the red soles takes on the red shoes: Christian Louboutin has designed a pair of heels inspired by ballerinas’ toe shoes to raise money for the English National Ballet. [Grazia Daily]
Does Tommy Hilfiger have designs on Michael Kors? Sources say that Hilfiger is among the private investors considering a major investment in the Kors business, which is seeking to raise $500 million through the sale of a 25 percent equity stake to fund global expansion. [WWD]
Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg brought Broadway to Italy for this year’s Pitti Uomo 80 with his West Side Story-inspired show, featuring 46 dancers and models moving to Leonard Bernstein. Here, get a behind-the-scenes look at how the showman put it all together. [Nowness]
And here’s an It bag we didn’t see coming: Margaret Thatcher’s. The former PM’s handbag was auctioned for a coalition of several charities, where it raised nearly $40,000. You know it’s got staying power—Thatcher owned it for over 30 years. [Vogue.U.K.]
Muffy, we’re not in East Hampton anymore. Those planning a Meatpacking District shopping excursion this weekend can’t possibly miss the out-of-place beach cottage plonked Wizard of Oz-style across the way from the Gansevoort Hotel. The tornado responsible: Tommy Hilfiger, who is on a mission to spread the gospel of prep to every corner of the world this year. The designer told Style.com last night, “Prepsters aren’t too serious about fashion. They want to be casual about fashion, a bit rumpled, but still fun and put together. It’s more a state of mind, and I think that’s why it has become so widespread.” Hilfiger has pulled out all the stops with his prefab, 800-square-foot pop-up house, which will rove from city to city, bringing with it the new, 60-piece Tommy Hilfiger Prep World capsule collection. Also for sale are select vintage pieces including lace-up, striped sundresses for the girls and cool letterman sweaters for guys, as well as accoutrements like dog leashes and “Prepgammon” board games.
Hilfiger brought in friend and collaborator Lisa Birnbach, expert on all things preppy and author of True Prep: It’s a Whole New Old World, to consult on the shop’s decor. It’s fitted out with anything and everything you could imagine turning up in an Andover alum’s summer digs: a wall of a colorful decoy ducks, Adirondack chairs, croquet sets, and even a tennis racket chandelier. There’s also an iPhone app for shoppers, which can superimpose images of the clothing or of the ficitional “The Hilfigers” clan onto camera phone pictures. Jessica Szohr, Krysten Ritter, and John Legend (who engaged in a lively Ping-Pong match) were just a few of the guests who came out to kick off the Prep World tour last night with a preview party at the Standard hotel last night; after New York, the pop-up house will travel to L.A., London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, and Stockholm this summer. So much for traveling light—the house requires three tractor-trailers to transport and four days to set up for each location.
The Prep World pop-up house, located in Gansevoort Plaza, is open to the public today through Sunday (college students get a 15 percent discount), and the collection is also available in Tommy Hilfiger retail stores and online at www.tommy.com/prep.
The rumors are ramping up: The long awaited Prada initial public offering may happen, sources say, as early as July. The Italian megabrand is reportedly eyeing the Hong Kong stock exchange for its first listing. [Vogue U.K.]
The CFDA and Assouline want to help you travel in style. CFDA designers including Francisco Costa, Tommy Hilfiger, and Donna Karan are among the many American designers who have contributed favorite global hot spots and vacation mementos to American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go, the latest volume in the CFDA’s ongoing coffee-table book series. [WWD]
R.I.P. James Franco’s Twitter. [Entertainment Weekly]
Aerin Lauder—the next Tory Burch? Page Six reports that Estée’s granddaughter is leaving the family business to found her own fashion and lifestyle company. [Page Six]
The word of the day is: signed. That, at least, is what Hint Mag claims Riccardo Tisci has done on Dior’s dotted line. This has been a week full of rumors, and as far as we’re concerned, it ain’t over till Bernard Arnault sings. But that’s never stopped rumors from flying before… [;Hint]
Is Paris starting to seem a little…American? The Times notices that U.S.-based designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors are getting footholds—and retail addresses—in the City of Light like never before, which, some sniff, attests to the “ongoing casualization” of fashion. Sacre bleu! [;NYT]
But Paris wasn’t uniformly friendly to all Americans. Just ask Kanye West: Apparently he (gasp!) wasn’t accommodated when he turned up at the Balmain show. [NY Post]
PETA, the anti-fur group once known for its paint-throwing, runway-disrupting antics, is trying a new tack to make its point these days: parties. See also: Flies, caught with honey vs. vinegar. (Though what PETA’s stand on honey production is, we’re not sure.) [WSJ]