“More is more” was the personal philosophy of Tony Duquette, the famous designer of furniture, jewelry, interiors and movie sets, known for his flair for exotic excess.
His client list reads like one big name check of Hollywood’s Golden Age. There was Vincente Minnelli, for whom Duquette worked on the set of “Ziegfeld Follies of 1944”; the Duchess of Windsor, who commissioned Duquette to design jewelry and Mary Pickford, Elizabeth Arden, Doris Duke and J. Paul Getty, all for whom Duquette dreamt up lavish decors. Then there were his own homes: Sortilegium, his Malibu ranch which he envisioned as a modern Shangri-la and was destroyed in a fire in 1993, and Dawnridge, the Beverly Hills villa that remains preserved, along with the rest of the estate, by Hutton Wilkinson, Duquette’s business partner of 30 years.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)