The following people from the worlds of fashion, retail, beauty and media died this year.
Nicola Bardelle Shale Baskin Lillian Bassman Antoine Bernheim Philippe Paul Camille Bertrand Frank Eugene “Gene” Bobo Jr. Dick Braeger Joseph E. Brooks Helen Gurley Brown Ray Brual Ross Burton Alden Clanahan Nicole Crassat Dorino Della Valle Nora Ephron Steven Ercolino Ricardo Fisas George Friedman Martin Thomas Gattins Aron Goldfarb Robert E. Gray Alan Greco Lea Gottlieb Herbert Grossman Joseph M. Haggar Jr. George R. Hearst Jr. David Helpern Robert “Bob” Hertel Jeffrey Johnson Zelda Kaplan Harriet Kassman Herb Kelhoffer Howard Kissel Carole Kotler Lester Kronfeld Arnold Kramer Jr. Charla Krupp Edouard Leclerc Jacques Levy Giuseppe Marenzi Giannino Marzotto Susan J. Masterson Terry Mayer John Robert Miller Nolan Miller Bill Moggridge Neillí Mulcahy Jack Mulqueen Anna Piaggi Alberto Pinto Steven F. Powers Yvonne Presser Janet Reis Don Robbie Estelle Ellis Rubinstein David Rubin Gloria Sachs David Salem Vidal Sassoon Arnold Seckler Harriet Selwyn Sandra Seroy Leonardo Servadio Anthony Shadid Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Eliana Tranchesi Marvin Traub Alan Tucker Keith Varty Barbara Warner Lawrence Wechsler Jack Weinstock Barbara D’Arcy White Allan Zwerner
@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