“Life is the party,” said James Kaliardos when describing the look he created for Diane von Furstenberg. “Not like you’re going to a party. But how you get up in the morning, and feel great.” Using MAC Cosmetics, Kaliardos created a statement lip using Process Magenta Lip Liner. “It just makes you feel vibrant and alive,” said Kalidaros. Using Face and Body Foundation, Kaliardos used one shade on the face and one on the temple and cheekbones to bring out the appearance of natural skin. Oyster cream shadow was applied on the cheek to highlight the cheekbones, while rustic red cream shadow was contoured on the inner corner of the eye. Next, he used a little bit of Omega Eyeshadow on the brow to smoke it out without overly defining it. He topped it off with Haute and Naughty Mascara. “It’s going back to Diane’s roots,” said Kaliardos. “The Seventies, when people looked drop-dead gorgeous and had a great time.”
Using T3 Elevate and a T3 curling iron, Orlando Pita created an undone, disheveled, yet glamorous girl. Fashioning a similar vibe to the girls with short hair, Pita added no extensions and used each individual model’s length and cut to create the look. “Diane is all about empowering women and making them feel as beautiful as they can,” said Pita. “And to give all the girls the same look doesn’t say much to that kind of message that she wants to give.”
Fingernails were left clean and lightly buffed with a clear top coat. But to pair the toenails with the lip, Essie’s Miami Nice and Plum Berry were mixed to create the perfect match.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast