Meet Jil Sander’s New Creative Director

Rodolfo Paglialunga photographed by Pierpaolo Ferrari, Jil Sander photographed by Peter Lindbergh

After wandering the fashion landscape without a leader since Jil Sander (the designer) left her own label (for the third time) in October, Jil Sander (the label) has a new creative director. Meet Rodolfo Paglialunga, formerly of Prada and Vionnet. Paglialunga told WWD, “I’m deeply honored to have the opportunity to take on this role. I have boundless admiration for the brand as I strongly believe in its pure vision and values. My aim is to carry forward the fusion between sophistication, luxury and innovation and bring the house [to] the next level.”

Jil Sander’s CEO Alessandro Cremonesi plans to focus the house’s development in the U.S. with Paglialunga. We’ll see the new creative director’s first collection for Jil Sander in September when showing spring 2015.

STYLE SCOOP: Honoring L’Wren Scott, Heels Are Dead, Goodbye Daily Candy

Long Live The Heel

The heel is dead. More than ever, women are trading in thoroughly un-modern six-inch teeter-ers for brogues, sneakers, and other flats.

Honoring L’Wren Scott

The Art of Elysium has set up an award to honor the late designer, which will be awarded to up and coming designers.

Goodbye Daily Candy

Goodbyes are never easy. The lifestyle site will shut down April 4.

Have You Seen This Man?

Designer Jay Ott is still missing, and his family and friends continue the search.

Cover Girl

Lady Gaga will cover Porter‘s second issue.

Neimans May Be Coming To Town

Since Nordstrom told Hudson Yards no, Neiman Marcus may be the retailer to set up camp in the new space.


Diane Von Furstenburg’s reality show is set to air on E! No debut date has been set.

STYLE SCOOP: Uncle Karl Is Lazy, L’Wren Laid To Rest, Tom Ford Launches E-Commerce

L’Wren Laid To Rest

In a funeral Tuesday at the Hollywood Forever funeral home, L’Wren Scott was laid to rest. Family and close friends attended, remembering Scott with prayers and song.

For Party Girls

Alexander Wang explains the shoes-avec-lighter-cases in his fall collection.

Dressing For The Season

Need a spring frock? Try Carven.

Checking Out

The Missoni Hotel will no longer bear the fashion family’s name. After five years, the Missoni clan and the hotel will no end their partnership. The hotel will remain open.

If You’re Lazy, Then What Am I?

Uncle Karl “always” thinks he’s “lazy”. He also condemns the selfie.

Finally Fashionable?

Google Glass announces a partnership with Luxxotica — tech-y Ray Bans to follow.

Dolce & Gabbana Going To Jail?

Not if the prosecutor has his way. Wait, what?

Getting To Know The LVMH Prize Finalists

WWD has a word with each of the twelve.

Breaking The Bank For Fashion

Tom Ford launches e-commerce at — beauty and accessories for now, with RTW to follow. Trouble in bank account-land.

Naomi Bites Her Tongue. Ish.

Naomi Campbell sort of kind of speaks but not on Anna Wintour’s decision to put Kimye on the cover of Vogue, a place that formerly meant something.

Anja Rubik, Video Vixen

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STYLE SCOOP: Edie Campbell for LOVE, Hotels by Karl Lagerfeld and Tommy Hilfiger

LOVE magazine announced via Instagram that model Edie Campbell is now the glossy’s newest contributing editor. Congratulations, Edie!

Apparently all the editors looters at Chanel had to give the stolen goods back — security guards were placed by all exits to make sure no one left with Lait de Coco or a Mademoiselle doormat— think of the security guys as stylish Loss Prevention.

Tommy Hilfiger is trying to buy South Beach’s Raleigh Hotel, and wants to turn it into “a five-star chic hotel with all the amenities.”

And Karl Lagerfeld is designing a signature hotel in Macau expected to open its doors to guests in 2017. Of the hotel’s 19th-century-meets-modern aesthetic, Uncle Karl told WWD:

 “You know, Gabrielle Chanel always said, ‘I only make dresses I would wear.’ And I make only rooms where I would like to sleep. It’s as simple as that.”

So we’re going to Macau!

STYLE SCOOP: Bruce Weber’s Transgender Barney’s Campaign, Karlie Kloss Too Famous

Breaking down walls and doing it with style and grace — Barney’s cast 17 transgender models to star in a Bruce Weber-lensed campaign.

Want Karlie Kloss in your fashion show this NYFW? You’ll have to make a “special arrangement”. 

Important: First Lady Michelle Obama wore Azzedine Alaïa for the State of the Union address. #totallyimportantdesigner 

Marie-Amélie Sauvé is back. She’ll re-up with Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton, working alongside the designer to style shows and campaigns, just as she did previously at Balenciaga.

Interview has a new editor in chief. Keith Pollack is heading back to the mag to fill Stephen Moallem’s place (who peaced out in December for Harper’s Bazaar.)

STYLE SCOOP: A Wang Grows in Brooklyn

Is Manhattan not good enough for you anymore, Alex? Alexander Wang is moving his show to Brooklyn this coming season (as far away from Lincoln Center as possible, amiright?) He’s moving all the way to the Duggal Greenhouse near the Brooklyn Navy Yards. Quite the trek, but Wang is worth it.

Ms. Anna Wintour will now have part of the Met named after her – the Costume Institute will reopen this spring as the Anna Wintour Costume Center. 

The CFDA announced its newest Incubator crew. World, say hello to A Peace Treaty, Dezso, Isa Tapia, Kaelen, Kara by Sarah Law, Katie Ermilio, Lucio Castro, Nomia, Nonoo, and Orley.

And Lena Dunham’s February Vogue cover is here.



STYLE SCOOP: Musical Chairs in Men’s Fashion, NYC’s First Lady

Just in time for the men’s shows: Matthew Singer has left Neiman Marcus where he was men’s fashion director. The company’s SVP and Fashion DIrector Ken Downing will take the charge of replacing him and making sure things run smoothly in the mean time.

First lady fashion: Chirlane McCray, (de Blasio’s wife) is all about designer Anni Kuan, who in turn thinks of the first lady as a muse.

In NYC for the holidays? Everyone is at Dover Street Market.