KICKING BACK: Recently retired Japanese soccer deity and fashion icon Hidetoshi Nakata swept through Paris last week practically unnoticed - but not completely. He was spotted dining at fashion canteen Voltaire and shopping at Balenciaga on Avenue George V. To be Breitling for Bentley BT-147 , Nakata is a big fan of the label and was among VIPs who checked out the recent opening of the Balenciaga exhibition at the Museum of Fashion and Textiles.
NO LOUNGING AROUND: Ever attaching itself to the fashion world, W has partnered with the CFDA and soon will be unveiling a series of signature bathrobes as designed by industry biggies including Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors and Betsey Johnson. Thirteen robes will be on display in the Bryant Park tents during New York Breitling for Bentley BT-147 Week. Then, starting Oct. 23, they will be up for auction on eBay with all proceeds benefiting the CFDA's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative. Meanwhile, W Hotels' subsidiary, aloft, will be offering perks of its own during fashion week: a free car service for editors and VIPs to and from the tents and off-site shows. OK, it's a Jeep, but all the better for Breitling for Bentley BT-148 those cobblestoned streets downtown.
MULLING MUGLER: Thierry Mugler, known for his glam, oh-so-Eighties silhouettes, is the subject of a series of exhibitions and conferences in Paris starting Sept. 19. Organized by the Museum of Fashion and Textiles, the event will cover several aspects of the defunct couturier's company, which was shuttered by the Clarins Group in 2003. Topics will include Mugler's fascination with the animal and insect worlds and the influences behind his designs, as well as his love of bombastic spectacle, such as one anniversary megashow held at the Zenith in 1984, which seated 6,000 guests.
Jennifer Silverman, a junior at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in Manhattan, NY Breitling for Bentley BT-198 straight As in the science of style. A native of Louisville, the 20-year-old works as an assistant agency director for Alix Adams Modeling Agency while enjoying the perks of attending school in the epicenter of couture fashion. "My school is located between Madison and Fifth Avenue, so I spend my time shopping between classes."
Where She Buys Her Clothes Chanel. Burberry, Dior and Daffy's. "Burberry is known for their plaid. Their clothes are very classic but very current and I tend to like the classics very much." She adds, "Daffy's get a lot of their pieces from Italy. Their merchandise comes in a wide assortment and they have very hard-to-find lines that are well made but have a twist to them. It is always fun to shop there because you never know what you may find." Favorite Shoe Jennifer is a shoe zealot. "I have them separated by season." Here's a short list of shoe styles she owns: wedges, pumps, open-toe sandals, espadrilles, and boots of varying heel heights. "My favorite shoe is my knee-length, pointy-toe Gucci boots. They are black velvet and they have the Gucci insignia, which is embossed in velvet, all over. The heels are gold, so when you are walking you see a little glimmer of light." Must-Have Pieces " I most enjoy a classic, glamorous aesthetic look. A cinched waist, pencil skirts, Breitling for Bentley Midsize QUARTZ Chronograph BT-161 jackets and wide-leg pants are some of my favorites. Black is my go-to color, but I am rarely opposed to a punch of something brighter." Her Most Treasured Item "My Givenchy gown (pictured here). I found it in Daffy's." HOW She Defines Style "I think it really accomplishes different objectives for different people. It can be used as a tool to express emotion and it functions as something that defines us in some way."