With their pink-hued flacons, these spring scents look as flirty and frothy as they smell.
Clockwise from left: NINA RICCI L’Air du Printemps This romantic interpretation of the legendary L’Air du Temps—a fresh floral combo of pink carnation, sandalwood, crispy pear and frangipani—comes in a pink-hued version of the house’s signature Lalique flacon. ($78; Macy’s)
ESTÉE LAUDER Pleasures Jasmine Violet Splash The cosmetics company spins the most effervescent notes of its bestselling Pleasures scent into a trio of refreshing splashes— including this green floral blend of tuberose, jasmine, cucumber and violet leaves. ($52; Estée Lauder counters)
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Summer Limited Edition Inside this vibrantly tinted version of the designer’s classic bottle is a fruity floral blend of mandarin, passion fruit, lily and vanilla that’s perfectly suited to a long summer day. ($55; macys.com)
GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria Cherry Blossom The latest launch in the fragrance house’s yearly offering of nature-inspired scents blends bergamot and green tea with cherry tree flower and powdery notes, in an ode to the graceful cherry blossom. ($57; Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora) DAISY FUENTES Dianoche Love The model-actress’s take on a love potion combines two jasmine-based fragrances — a lighter, fresher scent for day, a more intense version for night — in a unique doubletiered flacon. ($42.50; Kohl’s)
STELLA MCCARTNEY Sheer Stella The designer’s newest take on her rose-based scent features a mix of green apple, frosted lemon, peony, rose and amber that aims to capture the fresh scent of early summer in a universally flattering eau. ($58; sephora.com)
“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