Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya Head to the Apollo, Barneys Considers Bankruptcy

by Aria Darcella
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Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya to Show In New York
Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya will present their second TommyXZendaya collection at the Apollo Theater in Harlem this September. Their first collection together for Spring 2019 was a highlight of Paris Fashion Week. Based on the Battle of Versailles, the show was an ode to the ’70s, disco, and was among the most diverse runways of the season. Details on the latest collection are limited, but it apparently “takes cue from these strong and confident women, reimagining era-defining power dressing with a bold modern edge.”

This also marks the first time Hilfiger has presented a TOMMYNOW show in New York since launching the see-now, buy-now business model in 2016. “I’m excited to return to where our “See Now, Buy Now” journey started,” he says. “Zendaya’s desire to bring TOMMYNOW to Harlem felt like an amazing next step in expressing her vision for the future. Her statement-making point of view in everything she does is what makes her such an inspiring collaborator — it is honor to continue to provide her with a platform in the fashion industry to share this.”

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Barneys Considers Filing for Bankruptcy (Reuters)
Barneys is said to be looking in to filing for bankruptcy due to its struggling business and high rents. A final decision has not yet been made, and the retailer is “weighing other possible solutions” for its leases. “Our customers remain our top priority and we are committed to providing them the excellent services, products, and experiences they have come to expect,” reads a statement. “We continue to work closely with all of our business partners to achieve the goals we’ve set together and maximize value. To that end, our board and management are actively evaluating opportunities to strengthen our balance sheet and ensure the sustainable, long-term growth and success of our business.”

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Chanel Hires a Diversity Chief (Business of Fashion)
Fiona Pargeter has been hired as Chanel’s first-ever global head of diversity and inclusion. The house says it created the role to “lend momentum to its existing [diversity and inclusion] efforts.” Pargeter was previously head of diversity and inclusion for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at the Swiss bank UBS.

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David Crosby: Remember My Name Premiers In the Hamptons
Robert Downey Jr., Brooke Shields, Candice Bergen, Martha Stewart, Jane Krakowski, Cuba Gooding Jr., and more came out for a special screening of David Crosby: Remember My Name in the Hamptons this weekend. The screening, hosted by The Cinema Society, concluded with a fireworks-filed afterparty at Moby’s.

Boss Teams Up With Porsche for a Party In New York
Last week Boss and Porsche held a party in New York to celebrate the finale of Formula E Season 5. Barbara Palvin, Dylan Sprouse, and Eric Rutherford were among the 500 guests who trekked out to Pier 17 to get a look at the Porsche x BOSS capsule Fall 2019 collection, as well as the Porsche Motorsport Teamwear pieces by BOSS.

John Legend Headed to the Hamptons for a Performance at The Surf Lodge
John Legend and The Surf Lodge threw a party over the weekend to promote the singer’s new rosé, LVE. Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley-Cook, Molly Sims, Rachel Zoe, Cuba Gooding Jr., and more came out to taste the beverage, and watch a special live performance by Legend.

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