POOH GETS POSH: Winnie the Pooh is getting a makeover thanks to celebrity designer Kidada Jones, who's styling the honey-loving bear for a new capsule clothing collection produced by Walt Disney Co. and Mighty Fine. Hitting retailers including H. Lorenzo, Fred Segal Fun and Intuition later this month with retail prices ranging between $50 and $70, the four pieces include leggings printed all over with graphically blacked-out images of Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger, as well as a long tank top screen-printed with a picture of Pooh floating in an umbrella. Disney is tapping into its stable of artists to spruce up Pooh. It's also relying again on Jones, following her previous success in transforming Alice in Wonderland, Tinkerbell and a crew of classic cartoon characters into hipster icons. "He's like the Buddha of Disney," Jones said of Pooh. "He's in a class of his own." Jones and her younger sister, actress Rashida Jones, are also in their own league of multitaskers. In addition to painting a miniature picture of an Air Jordan-shod Pooh clinging to a blue balloon floating across the sky, Jones is working with Mouawad on a line of fine jewelry based on Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and "It's a Small World." Meanwhile, the designer said Rashida is collaborating with fashion brand Steven Alan on an eco-friendly T-shirt line called Laloo.
SUIT YOURSELF: Karl Lagerfeld didn't just breeze through New York recently. He was a whirlwind, shooting fall campaigns for Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld brands — and even fitting in some power shopping. And following the "when in Rome" logic, he shopped local, loading up on the latest looks from Tom Ford. "It's a little like my Caracenis from 30 years ago," he said. "It's fun to see the young around me dressed that way now — and me again."
ROOM SERVICE: Paris-based designer Jonathan Riss aims to bring a slice of Versailles to New York City. Riss, who counts Kate Hudson, Kylie Minogue and Charlotte Gainsbourg among fans of his high-end label Jay Ahr, will fete the opening of his first Stateside location on April 15. The 1,500-square-foot townhouse apartment, situated at 801 Madison Avenue, has been decorated with lavish moldings, panels and marble objects inspired by the Palace of Versailles. "I wanted it to look like a Parisian apartment. There's no fitting room, just a bed draped in clothes and shoes littered around the place," said Riss, who will also showcase his nascent fine jewelry line, featuring sculpted wing motifs.