BEIJING — Actor Sunny Wang was feeling good at the Thursday evening launch of the Tom Ford Beauty private blend experience in China."I feel f--king sexy, all the time," laughed Wang, who was cutting a striking figure in a gray suit. He was referring to the latest Tom Ford scent, "F--king Fabulous," although in China the juice is going by the more tame moniker, "Fabulous."Not so fabulous, though, was the then 12-year-old Wang's first experience trying perfume, the actor admitted. "I probably did the spray a couple of times and walked into it," he recalled, "but then I sprayed a couple more times because I wasn't sure if it was going to stay or not."The beauty brand took over the Time Museum, which is nestled among the city's hutongs, with VIP guests including pianist Yundi Li, model Ju Xiaowen, and actresses Jing Tian and Huo Siyan, the latter of whom came with her husband Du Jiang.Guests took part in an immersive olfactory journey through darkly lit passageways, which led to a series of rooms displaying videos in 360 degrees — on the floor, ceiling and all sides. The videos revealed the inspiration behind the brand's fragrances and were narrated by Tom Ford himself. The scent was softly piped into each room.The installation will be open for three days and slots for the public viewing are already fully booked, the brand said. Tom Ford Beauty launched in China in 2015, and each year has seen the business double in size, said Guillaume Jesel, global president of Tom Ford Beauty."Fabulous" wasn't initially set to roll out in the Chinese market, but its quick success at home has taken the brand by surprise. The woody spiced scent combines lavender, almond, vanilla and leather notes and has become one of our top-selling fragrances, reaching more than $50 million in less than a year," Jesel added.As successful as the new fragrance may be, Ju said she was a loyalist to another Tom Ford scent, "White Suede," calling it her favorite perfume."After a bath, I wear it, that's my wonderful me time," she said.
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle