WILL TRAVEL: For those who missed the recent Maison Martin Margiela retrospective at Antwerp’s fashion museum, MoMu, dubbed “Maison Martin Margiela (20) The Exhibition,” it may soon be coming to a museum near you.
The show is set to travel to Munich’s Haus der Kunst, opening March 19 and set to run through June 1, while MoMu’s “6+. Antwerp Fashion” exhibition is set to open at Tokyo’s Opera City Art Gallery on April 10, running until June 28. “We’re in talks with a lot of museums to see where they will travel next,” said a MoMu spokeswoman.
SADOVE’S CLOSE CALL: Saks Fifth Avenue’s chief executive officer Stephen I. Sadove escaped having to testify at the grand larceny trial of a former jewelry sales associate, perhaps in part thanks to his fashion week calendar. A New York State Supreme Court judge in Manhattan on Tuesday quashed a subpoena by Cecille Villacorta’s defense that would have called for Sadove to appear as a witness. Lead defense attorney Joseph Tacopina argued Sadove took over at Saks in January 2006, two weeks before the retailer fired his client for allegedly giving out roughly $1.4 million of unauthorized discounts. The timing of Villacorta’s firing showed at least some relevance, he said. Saks’ counsel argued Sadove had already submitted an affidavit that he had no knowledge of Villacorta and that he’s scheduled to fly to Paris this week to attend shows. Judge Gregory Carro ruled he couldn’t see the relevance in Sadove’s proposed testimony, but not before Tacopina provided counterpoint on the fashion week conflict and attempt to give the court a lesson in retail operations. “I don’t think he’s their buyer,” the lawyer said.