• WEST LEAVES POSEN: Christopher West has exited Zac Posen/House of Z LLC to open a management consultancy business, CS West International Corp., at 47 East 64th Street in Manhattan. Most recently, West worked in business development, marketing and communications for the designer. Prior to joining Zac Posen in 2006, West worked at Procter & Gamble in the U.S., the U.K. and Switzerland. The news of his departure from Zac Posen arrives just weeks after Laura O’Connor was named president and chief executive officer of the fashion house. O’Connor assumed ceo duties from Susan Posen, and the role of president from Barry Miguel, who recently left the company. Susan Posen, who was also vice chairman, is now in the role of chairman of the company.
• SHANGHAI TANG HITS VEGAS: Shanghai Tang has opened a 1,500-square-foot boutique at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. The store is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. “This location will further extend our brand’s notoriety for shaping and representing contemporary China design,” said Raphael le Masne de Chermont, executive chairman.
@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