Women’s Wear Daily
04.17.2014
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Fashion Scoops: Juicy Opening... Ossie Clark's New Life... A Costumed Karl...

Duran Duran is about to get Juicy. The iconic rock band has teamed up with Juicy Couture (band member John Taylor is married to Juicy co-founder Gela Nash-Taylor) to design a full wardrobe for their Broadway concert debut in New York.

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JUICY OPENING: Duran Duran is about to get Juicy. The iconic rock band has teamed up with Juicy Couture (band member John Taylor is married to Juicy co-founder Gela Nash-Taylor) to design a full wardrobe for their Broadway concert debut in New York. The band will perform from tonight until Nov. 12 at the famed Ethel Barrymore Theater to support their new album, "Red Carpet Massacre." They plan to play the entire new album each night, a first for the band. They will also play some of their classic hits. "When putting together the Broadway show of 'Red Carpet Massacre' it was only natural that we would turn to Juicy Couture," Taylor said. "Due to more than just osmosis; Simon [Le Bon], Nick [Rhodes] and myself have all had a hand in making design suggestions for clothes they would like to wear and seeing their ideas realized. In attacking the costuming of the show we have had a hands-on approach, which is the way we like to work (like the good little renaissance boys we are). 'Red Carpet Massacre' requires Maoist utility wear, punk-savant/bohemian and louche satins... all in one evening." For opening night, Ashley Olsen, Donald Trump, Padma Lakshmi, Moby and Natasha Bedingfield are expected to attend.

OSSIE CLARK'S NEW LIFE: The house of Ossie Clark is back in action. Marc Worth, founder of WGSN, will relaunch the brand in February at London Fashion Week, according to a spokesman. The Ossie Clark creative team includes Avsh Alom Gur, who has worked at Donna Karan, Roberto Cavalli, Chloé, and Nicole Farhi. Clark's heyday was the Sixties and early Seventies, and he was best known for his tailoring, which was often coupled with romantic prints by his then-wife Celia Birtwell. Once known as "King of the King's Road," Clark's fluid, bias-cut shapes were distinctive with their full sleeves, swingy skirts and scoop necks. He was a colorful character in Swinging Sixties London, and was immortalized by David Hockney in the 1970 painting "Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy." Clark was murdered in 1996 by his former lover. A few years ago London's Victoria and Albert Museum held a mini retrospective of his work that ran from July 2003 until May 2004. Guests at the opening party included Kate Moss, Manolo Blahnik, Marianne Faithful, David Hockney and Zandra Rhodes.
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