Kate Betts’ Book Party Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Her book may be all about Michelle Obama’s influence on the fashion industry, but Kate Betts’ clout was also evident in the eclectic crowd she pulled in for the party celebrating Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style (Clarkson Potter). Fashion designers, beauty bigwigs, retailers and a bevy of socials toasted the book at the party, hosted by Desrée Rogers, chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing (formerly the White House social secretary), and Estée Lauder group president John Demsey.
Beyond Beauty Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Linda Marshall, president of Elysée Scientific Cosmetics, created the James E. Marshall OCD Foundation in honor of her late son, a victim of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Over the last seven years, more than $1.8 million has been raised at its annual fund-raiser. This year’s honorees were Givaudan’s Cos Policastro and Nancy Berger Cardone of Marie Claire. Providing the evening’s entertainment was Jennette McCurdy, star of iCarly and Linda Marshall’s cousin. CEW Newsmaker Forum With Carmen Bauza and Muriel Gonzalez Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Tout le beauty industry turned out to hear two retail giants— Carmen Bauza of Wal-Mart and Muriel Gonzalez of Macy’s Inc. Bauza revealed that she and her team lived on $60 a month— the amount her average customer has to spend on consumables each month—to gain a better understanding of their spending dynamics, while Gonzalez highlighted some recent wins, like Macy’s innovative new Impulse beauty section.
@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