NEW YORK — Indeed, life does sometimes imitate art.
Actress Kim Cattrall — who this spring wrapped up six years of playing Samantha Jones, TV’s sexiest p.r. maven, on HBO’s “Sex and the City” — is now on the other side of the p.r. fence, as the face of Liz Claiborne Cosmetics’ Spark Seduction flanker masterbrand, which entered stores last month.
Cattrall celebrated her beauty role — along with Liz Claiborne cosmetics executives Art Spiro and David Hirschler and Liz Claiborne chief Paul Charron — at a party Thursday night at the Hotel Gansevoort here.
But there’s a major difference between Cattrall’s gig and Samantha’s business, the Armani-clad actress said. “Samantha had some strange corporate clients,” she told WWD with a laugh. “Nothing nearly as glamorous as Spark Seduction.”
In fact, the actress got a firsthand look at the brand’s seductive powers at “The View” host Star Jones’ recent wedding. “Men kept coming up to me and saying, ‘Do you like how I smell?’ I thought ‘that’s an interesting pickup line,’ until I remembered the scents were in the goody bag.”
While Cattrall admitted that she’s been somewhat fickle over the years with fragrances, she says she’s found a keeper in Spark Seduction. “It’s so subtle and personal,” she said.
She thinks her alter ego would have loved it, too. “Samantha would champion anything containing the word ‘seduction,’” she cracked.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)