It’s not just an A-plus roster of fashion’s “It” queens — Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker — that has L’Wren Scott standing well above the rest. Her staggering stature — she’s 6-foot-4 — is also an oft-cited and discussed feature of this former model, whose life of late has become as much tabloid fodder as her clients’, despite her efforts to keep her three-year relationship with Mick Jagger away from the spotlight.
Scott’s always kept an elusive, some would say aloof, persona, which has only added to her mystique. After hours, among those she knows, however, she can be wildly funny.
She’s also just plain wildly busy. In recent years she’s trekked between Los Angeles, Paris and London. She styles shows and shoots for Karl Lagerfeld, along with lending her vision to Vanity Fair, French Vogue, Rolling Stone and many others. She’s also served as creative consultant on campaigns for Chanel, Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Tag Heuer and the Pirelli calendar, along with costuming characters or casts for “Eyes Wide Shut,” “Diabolique” and “Mercy.”
Cinching a consulting gig, design or otherwise, has been an aim for Scott in recent years, and she’s already racked up design credits for Bulgari and Steinmetz. In 2000, she was appointed official stylist for the Academy Awards, serving as a liaison between fashion and Hollywood.
If there are any good-luck charms regarding awards shows, for many trophy hopefuls it’s Jessica Paster, a pioneer in the modern Hollywood stylist category. She started her career in 1995 and year after year ends up with several nominees — and winners — both on stage and on the red carpet.
Right now, her hot list includes Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Bosworth, Jewel, Minnie Driver and Sandra Bullock, among others, and many count her as a
Paster’s success has also made her among the most controversial in the styling crowd. Some of her competition and publicists have accused her of everything from bad practices to bad manners. But those who work closely with her insist her passion and drive for her clients is often misunderstood. Paster’s even mellowed some and appears all the healthier for it.She’s hosted parties for designers such as Lulu Guiness at her Hollywood Hills home, and squeezes in editorial and ad campaigns between her clients’ needs. Offers to do books and consult at fashion houses also continue. “I love styling,” she said, “but I am in my early thirties, and I need to consider what I want to do when I can’t do to the schlepping anymore.”
The Angeleno native’s big break came on her first solo effort, when she hit a triple at the 1998 Oscars: Kim Basinger in yellow Escada, Minnie Driver in a red Halston and Linda Hamilton in Pamela Dennis. “I haven’t had a day off since,” she sighed.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews