Supermodel fans will be marking their calendars for May 8. That's the day Kate Moss will be making a rare personal appearance at Barneys to launch her exclusive collection for England's Topshop. This appearance will be exciting for those who, unlike The Shophound, have never actually seen Kate Moss shopping in Barneys. What will probably really cause the frenzy is the appearance of Topshop goods here in New York. Barneys has the U.S. exclusive for the collection despite the fact that the prices will fall far below their usual range, even for the Co-op. We expect that the real frenzy will be over the clothes, and our guess is that the increased promotion for this event is a good indication that we are getting closer to a full Topshop flagship opening here in NYC. Barneys has carried select Topshop items in the past, as has Opening Ceremony, but this is the first time the hype machine has been in full gear.
Kate's Clothes Come Over (The Daily)
Marc's retail rollout rolls on. On the heels of their biggest Marc by Marc Jacobs store to date opening in Savannah GA, the company has announced a 750-square-foot seasonal store to open this summer in Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod. The shop is slated to be open through October, though should demand continue, it could become a year-round operation. Clearly, secondary markets are a priority for those canny folks at Marc. Here at home, Jacobs will move his Men's Marc collection a block down Bleecker and expand his women's space from it's tiny stall-like home into both of the original connected stores.
now that Marc has thoroughly colonized SoHo and Bleecker street with individual shops, is it finally time for a grander, more consolidated presentation to be in the works? Perhaps something a little more convenient to his uptown fans? Our ear is to the ground...
How could we let the day pass without a little comment on Kate's old pal Naomi Campbell who has been making a few special appearances of her own this week here in New York? We haven't seen such attention to a convict's attire since Martha Stewart went to trial. What can we say?
THE WOMAN IS A GENIUS!
Somehow she managed to score a community service job that kept her hidden for most of the day, so there would be no humiliating "Naomi scrubbing toilets" pictures hitting the net, but savvy girl that she is, she knew there would be no avoiding a daily press opportunity going to and from her punishment. She's a model after all, so it would probably be a mistake to look like anything but her best in front of a barrage of paparazzi. Dressing down to show false humility seemed like a pointless exercise, and there was no rule that said you couldn't wear an Alaîa coat to work. She's a model. That's what they wear! Really, what says "Thank God it's Friday" better than a sparkly, silver Dolce & Gabbana gown? The result? Lots of pictures of Naomi looking fabulous, showing the world how to dress if you know you are going to be on the 5 o'clock news.