NEW YORK — What's in a name? Ask Evelyn Lauder. Lauder, founder of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and senior corporate vice president of the Estée Lauder Cos., joked to a packed crowd at the BCRF's Pink Slip Party Wednesday night at the Bryant Park Grill that she wasn't sure how to introduce one of her co-hosts. "Are you going to change your name again?" she playfully asked Sean "Diddy" Combs, who shared co-hosting duties with Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley. When Combs shook his head, Lauder said, "OK. I'm Evie, this is Lizzy and he's Diddy." The Pink Slip Party serves as the kickoff to the BCRF's annual awareness campaign — and the cause will get a financial boost from the artist formerly known as P. Diddy. Combs, under the auspices of his new Sean by Sean Combs women's line, designed a limited-edition pink camisole, which will be sold exclusively at Bloomingdale's 59th Street and SoHo stores. All proceeds from the $85 item will be donated to the BCRF. "I get invited to do a lot of things, but I am honored to design this," said Combs, calling Lauder "his muse" on the project. To date, the BCRF has raised more than $117 million to fund breast cancer research. The Foundation plans to award $22 million in grants to 110 cancer researchers this year.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim