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SKIMS will receive the inaugural Innovation Award at next month’s CFDAs
The CFDA has announced the recipient of the first-ever Innovation Award, presented by Amazon Fashion. On November 7, Kim Kardashian, Emma Grede, and Jens Grede will accept the accolade on behalf of inclusive shapewear and lifestyle brand SKIMS—now valued at over $2 billion. Of the honor, CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said: “Fashion relies on true visionaries to push the envelope and propel our industry forward. With SKIMS, Kim, Emma, and Jens have pioneered new technology in the process of reinventing the concept of solutions-oriented shapewear.” This year’s ceremony will take place at Cipriani South Street with hosts Joseph Altuzarra, Gabriela Hearst, Aurora James, Lazaro Hernandez, and Jack McCollough, and will mark the 60th anniversary of the organization.
Adidas finally drops Kanye West
After mounting pressure, Adidas has followed the actions of brands like Balenciaga and terminated its relationship with problematic rapper Kanye West. The move comes after the mogul’s anti-Semitic remarks and continuous hate speech, among many other widely-documented controversies in recent weeks. “Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech,” the company said in a statement. The statement confirmed that the sportswear giant will end production of all Yeeze products immediately. “Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness. After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect.” Business outlets report that the production end would result in a €250 million/$248 million hit to the brand. Adidas implied that more information on the decision will be revealed at its Q3 earnings announcement on November 9.
Sony Pictures Classics & The Cinema Society hosted a screening of The Son
Guests gathered at the Crosby Street Hotel last night to join some of the stars of The Son—Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, and Vanessa Kirby—for a well-attended screening hosted by Sony Pictures Classics & The Cinema Society. The A-list flick serves as Florian Zeller’s follow up to 2020’s The Father, and is based on director Florian Zeller’s screenplay with Christopher Hampton. Among those out in force to support were Anna Wintour, Brooke Shields, Joe Alwyn, Don Lemon & Tim Malone, Reid Scott, Shawn Levy, Richard Schiff, Danny Strong & Caitlin Mehner, Cynthia Rowley, Ben Ahlers, John Bubniak, Ryan Cooper, Geoffrey Fletcher, Ari’el Stachel, Chase Sui Wonders, Daniel Benedict, Laura Brown, Lise Evans, Alex and Keytt Lundqvist, Corey Mach, Emma O’Connor, Riva Marker, Celine Rattray, Bonnie Timmermann, Frida Torresblanco, Frederique Van Der Wal, Jason Weinberg, Cinema Society founder Andrew Saffir, and Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard.
Loubi fun for all the LoubiFamily
Red soles for all! For the first time, shoemaker to the stars Christian Louboutin is introducing a new category for children and pets. Debuting today, LoubiFamily is a joyful offering of sneakers and flats featuring prints inspired by new comic book cartoon characters Superloubi, Wonderloubi, and Pilou the Lemur. Plus! Several styles will be available in children and adult sizing for matchy-matchy moments. For pets, there’ll also be leads, collars, and other items. To celebrate, Monsieur Louboutin will be in town today from 3-6PM at Saks Fifth Avenue for a shoe signing personal appearance, coinciding with a special LoubiFamily window installation, which will be on view through October 30.
Retrofête collaborates with Israeli couture designer May Mashiah
New York-based ready-to-wear label Retrofête is ushering in a new era, with the announcement of its first-ever collaboration. The label is teaming up with Tel Aviv-based couture designer May Mashiah on a five-piece capsule, launching today. The hand-crafted, jewel-toned and shimmering metallic eveningwear pieces are true show stoppers, with impeccable crystal-studded detailing which takes up to 400 hours to perfect. Ohad Seroya, creative director of Retrofête said it was a “natural partnership” between two Israeli designers, stating: “We both share an appreciation for vintage fashion and unparalleled technique. Retrofête and May Mashiah are dedicated to designing a unique collection of dresses that fuse optimism and timelessness with modern glamour. An extension of Retrofête’s life-of-the-party energy, we are elated to reveal this special collaboration to the world.” The range is available for pre-order now.
Isaac Mizrahi will make his Broadway debut in Chicago
From the runway to treading the boards! Isaac Mizrahi, a designer who’s no stranger to the spotlight after his run of cabaret appearances at Café Carlyle, is set to make his Broadway debut when Chicago returns next month. According to Playbill, Mizrahi will play Amos Hart (hubby of Roxie) from November 7–26 at the Ambassador Theatre. He’ll join a cast that includes Angelica Ross as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon as Billy Flynn, and Charity Angél Dawson as Matron “Mama” Morton. While it’s the Project Runway: All-Stars judge’s first time on stage, he’s previously designed costumes for productions including The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, and The Women. Break a leg!