Hairstylist Ken Paves has coiffed the likes of Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez, but it was a call from Disney that really made him weak at the knees. A lifelong Disney fan—the name of his first dog was Shmickey after Mickey Mouse—Paves was tapped by Peggy Holmes, director of Disney’s upcoming animated feature, Secret of the Wings, to create a hairstyle for Periwinkle, Tinker Bell’s newest BFF. “The second I hung up the phone, I called my mom and dad. I said, ‘Can you believe it?’” Paves enthuses.
Not long after, he found himself in a room full of Disney animators. Paves had bought five separate long wigs, then spent a day dying each a slightly different shade of periwinkle. Out of the five options, Holmes chose an icy variant of the color. Paves proceeded to put the chosen wig on a model and chop 20 inches off of it, intermittently gluing pieces back on to produce a stylized, sort of spiky pixie cut. “She is a cool, spunky, slightly mischievous character, and the hair represents that,” says Paves of his creation. The animators carefully observed the look and motion of the wig to emulate it in the movie. “They got the proportion and the perspective, and the way it would move on an actual head,” he says. In the end, Paves believes Periwinkle was given hair daring women would love. “I can imagine Carey Mulligan pulling it off. It has that great pixie vibe that is really modern.”
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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