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47 posts tagged "Tommy Hilfiger"

A Mad-Off At The Met Ball, Sex‘s Secrets, And More


News about the Met ball continues to pour in: It’ll be a battle of the Mad women, when Stefano Pilati brings January Jones and Tommy Hilfiger brings Christina Hendricks. The redhead will be in good company; Hilfiger is also said to have Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott, John Currin, Zoe Kazan, Peter Som, and Jimmy Fallon at his table. Michael Kors goes for the catwalkers, hosting Carolyn Murphy, Natasha Poly, Chanel Iman, and former model/actresses Brooke Shields and Diane Lane, and Ralph Lauren will sit with Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, and Justin Timberlake. [WWD]

Chez YSL—Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s apartment, that is—is on the market. $31.4 million buys you a library, a music room, a gym, and plenty of mirrors. [Hint Mag]

The latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s stable of “Icons” for its heritage ad campaign? If the rumors are to be believed, Bono. Coincidentally (or not), Vuitton parent LVMH recently acquired Bono and wife Ali Hewson’s eco-friendly Edun label. [WWD]

More from the Sex and the City 2 front: For her first appearance onscreen, SJP wears (gasp!) Halston. Costume designer Pat Field also had to contend with the Middle Eastern prohibition on exposed shoulders when working on the Abu Dhabi-set film. [L.A. Times via Racked]

And speaking of SATC2, its stars have signed multimillion-dollar contracts not to reveal plot secrets. “I’ve signed my life away to say I won’t tell. I thought: ‘You have got to be kidding! This isn’t state secrets, it’s the f****** script for a movie!” said Samantha, er, Kim Cattrall. (Throw in a couple f******s and it can be hard to tell the difference.) [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Madonna & Gabbana, French Disconnection, And More…


Madonna’s design streak continues: After signing design and distribution deals with Iconix, Madge has inked her latest agreement, to do a line of eyewear with her friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The shades (pictured) will be marketed with Madonna’s M appended to the usual D&G logo. OMG MDG! [WWD]

Rumor confirmed. Phillips-Van Heusen agreed to buy Tommy Hilfiger for $3B in cash and stock, with Tommy remaining at the helm. [NYT]

French Connection, meanwhile, isn’t faring as well. The company is making plans to sell Nicole Farhi’s label, after shutting down its own label’s northern European and Japanese retailing. Say it with us, French Connection execs: Oh, fcuk. [Vogue U.K.]

And Blackbook takes a moment to call out all of the product placements in Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s new video extravaganza, “Telephone.” Somehow it’s not hard to believe Lady Gaga is in favor of Miracle Whip, Wonder Bread, and Diet Coke, but we were more taken by the similarity of her vintage Mugler hat (as she’s exiting prison) to the nouveau wimples Stefano Pilati showed for YSL this season. [Blackbook]

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Rie Rages, Tommy Forgives, And More…


From the Department of We’re Staying Out Of It: Model Rie Rasmussen apparently took Terry Richardson to task in Paris for exploiting models. [Page Six]

Details are finally emerging about the notorious Tommy Hilfiger/Axl Rose brawl of 2006. (We know—you’ve been on the edge of your seat ever since!) Apparently Axl pushed Tommy, Tommy called him rude, and a punch or two was thrown. Don’t worry, they’re bros again. Phew. [Vogue U.K.]

The weird/wonderful Japanese menswear line Number (N)ine is sadly shuttered, but its last collaboration, a range of sneakers with Converse, hits stores this weekend (pictured). Get ‘em while you can. [Cool Hunting via Racked]

Fashion favorite (and Balenciaga campaign star) Charlotte Gainsbourg is taking her show on the road. First stop: Coachella, California’s outdoor music fest. [Pitchfork via Hint Mag]

We usually try not to get too invested in the goings and comings in Barbie Land, but you may like to know that the girl’s got a friend, Darren, on the scene. The guy’s got connections: Jay-Z personally selected his outfit from Rocawear’s collections. [Nylon]


French Invasion Edition: Lanvin To Vegas, Le Baron To New York, And More…


Lanvin has opened its second American outlet—and the first to sell its menswear—in Las Vegas (pictured). Well, there goes any chance of those casino winnings actually making it home. [WWD]

Groan: Project Runway, the Wii game. Because the television wasn’t barking “Make it work!” enough already. [WWD]

Is Le Baron coming to New York City? According to Eater, a deal is in the works for an NYC outpost of André’s famous Parisian club on the border of Chinatown and the Financial District. Spring ’11 fashion week revelers, starting girding yourselves now. [Eater]

Brian Atwood is leaving Bally after three years with the Swiss house; his Fall 2010 show in Milan will be his last. He’ll concentrate on his namesake label. [FWD]

And Tommy Hilfiger may see a change of hands: Vogue U.K. is reporting that its owner, Apax Partners, is considering selling. All eyes are on Phillips-Van Heusen, seen as the likeliest buyer; the company already licenses Tommy’s shirting and neckwear. Wholesale intrigue! [Vogue U.K.]

Ashley Olsen Wears Her Hilfiger With Marni, Manolos


Backstage at Tommy Hilfiger, the young and famous (your Gossip boys, your Ting Tings) were carousing in their dimly lit lounge before heading to the flashbulbs of the front row. But seated on a leather couch in the corner was a serene Ashley Olsen, who with her sister Mary-Kate put out one of the best shows of the week for The Row.

Olsen wasn’t there for the free Champagne but to cheer on Hilfiger, whom she met when she first moved to New York. “Tommy’s always been extremely supportive,” said Olsen. “Also, I love brand building and I love the process. I always look to Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy, and Ralph. They really always maintain their dignity.”

But more importantly, what was she wearing? “Tommy,” Olsen said, right on message. The rest took some prodding, but along with Hilfiger’s heather gray sweater and beige trousers, she’d chosen a little Marni fur jacket, perfect pointy ultra-matte black Manolo pumps, and vintage rhinestone earrings.

Photo: Gregory Pace / BEImages / Rex USA