NAOMI AT THE MUSEUM: Naomi Campbell is getting her personal main exhibition on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London’s South Kensington.
The exhibition, titled “Naomi,” will run from June 22, 2024, to April 6, 2025, and hint her four-decade profession that includes gadgets and objects from designers comparable to Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Gianni and Donatella Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent and extra.
“I’m honored to be requested by the V&A to share my life in garments with the world,” Campbell mentioned in a brief assertion.
“Naomi Campbell’s extraordinary profession intersects with the perfect of excessive trend. She is acknowledged worldwide as a supermodel, activist, philanthropist and artistic collaborator, making her one of the prolific and influential figures in modern tradition,” mentioned Sonnet Stanfill, senior curator of trend on the V&A.
British Vogue’s outgoing editor Edward Enninful has fashioned an set up for the showcase that can function imagery from Nick Knight, Steven Meisel and Tim Walker.
The exhibition will contact upon Campbell’s initiatives all through her profession, from assembly Nelson Mandela; becoming a member of the Black Women Coalition in 1989; campaigning for The Range Coalition with Iman and Bethann Hardison; her assist for Come up Vogue Week, and spotlighting Emerge, the worldwide initiative that she began in 2022.
The mannequin was just lately a part of Apple TV+’s documentary collection “The Tremendous Fashions” alongside Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford.
“I’m taking a look at myself as a changemaker. As a changemaker, I believed this was one thing that was a great factor to do. I do know that it’s quick trend, and that folks have their criticism. I’m not denying them. However as a changemaker, I felt this was an effective way to impact change within the trade in getting my rising designers acknowledged and seeing them on a world platform,” Campbell advised WWD in an interview forward of her collaboration with PrettyLittleThing that launched at New York Vogue Week. — HIKMAT MOHAMMED
PUFF PIECES: Simon Porte Jacquemus continued to elaborate on his fall 2023 assortment “Le Chouchou,” staged on the Château de Versailles final June and that includes puffball shapes.
The French trend model and Web-a-porter invited 60 friends to the palace on Wednesday night time for a lavish dinner, which began with cocktails and cheese puffs and ended with a religieuse au chocolat, a dessert wrapped up in — you guessed it — puff pastry.
“Choux” is the time period for the dough used for éclairs, profiteroles and different sweets, whereas “chouchou” is French slang for “the favourite” or “trainer’s pet.”
Tina Kunakey, Khalil Ghani and Anaa Saber have been amongst those that caught the final moments of golden hour overlooking the palace’s huge gardens and fountains, earlier than repairing to a protracted desk laden with grapes, dates and tall candelabras.
The occasion was the have a good time the launch of a capsule of unique items in collaboration with Web-a-porter, one model worn gamely by the web retailer’s president Alison Loehnis, who sang the praises of its stretch velvet material surrounded by all that “choux.”
“Everybody take into consideration Jacquemus for every day life, and we need to join with the night time additionally,” Jacquemus advised WWD. “We gown lots of people for weddings, and I believe there may be additionally an area for us with eveningwear.”
Loehnis famous that eveningwear is a vital class on Web-a-porter, and the Jacquemus gadgets simply went stay.
“What he’s carried out is reissued his signature silhouettes, however in eveningwear materials. It’s very elegant and elevated, equally fairly younger with that wink that Jacquemus offers all through the entire assortment,” she mentioned.
It was photographer Tyler Mitchell’s first time at Versailles, however he forgot his digicam.
“I’m regretting that,” he mentioned as he took within the views. “I imply, I’m blown away, it’s breathtaking. I’ve no phrases. Good time of day. Good climate.…The truth that this was somebody’s yard alone is insane.”
Richie Shazam was camera-less additionally, however not with out motive.
“Really, the final time I got here was over 10 years in the past, I introduced somewhat digital digicam and I misplaced the digicam with a reminiscence card and I used to be so gutted. As a result of I do know there was numerous magic on that digicam,” Shazam mentioned.
After dinner, friends have been invited to wander the palace, filming the whole lot within the dim mild, and devoting essentially the most footage to the well-known Corridor of Mirrors, empty however for a couple of dozen friends — and freed from choux. — MILES SOCHA
NEW ROLE: Timberland has employed Maisie Willoughby as vp and chief advertising and marketing officer.
In her new function, Timberland mentioned in an announcement that Willoughby might be tasked with main its international advertising and marketing staff in “bringing the model to life throughout all client touchpoints.” The corporate additionally acknowledged Willoughby will work in partnership with its advertising and marketing leaders within the Americas, APAC and EMEA areas “to drive client activations throughout the globe, particularly within the digital area.”
Willoughby will begin Oct. 16 and can report back to Timberland international model president Susie Mulder.
“The Timberland model harnesses large impression by means of its iconography, wealthy heritage and immersion in tradition,” Willoughby mentioned in an announcement. “I’m thrilled to hitch such a world drive and plan to deliver heightened power to an already extremely dynamic model.”
Breaking down her obligations, Timberland acknowledged Willoughby will drive international model technique and imaginative and prescient; conceive and create concepts to gas demand creation, and place Timberland to realize sustainable, long-term progress. Additionally, Timberland mentioned Willoughby will “domesticate daring storytelling and activations to amplify Timberland’s presence within the international market.”
Willoughby most just lately led the rebranding efforts at Alexander Wang, the place she additionally helped drive double-digit progress globally. Her different prior skilled expertise consists of Anomaly, Wieden+Kennedy and Cult Ldn.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Maisie into our model and neighborhood,” Mulder mentioned in an announcement. “Maisie is a passionate marketer who has deep cultural connections and insights, in addition to a eager understanding of methods to activate and drive the enterprise. As we wrap up our fiftieth anniversary 12 months, she is going to play a important function in serving to to form the following chapter of Timberland. We’re excited to have Maisie on the journey with us.”
Willoughby is filling the worldwide chief advertising and marketing officer that was left vacant by Drieke Leenknegt in June, who assumed the identical function at Vans after spending three years at Timberland. — PETER VERRY