PARIS — Joelle Diderich has been named Paris bureau chief of WWD, effective this week.She was previously senior business news editor of WWD and has worked in the Paris office since 2010.“Joelle’s news drive, writing prowess, broad-screen interests and stature in the French market make her an ideal candidate to lead this linchpin office and increase WWD's profile and leadership,” said Miles Socha, editor in chief of WWD, who served as Paris bureau chief from 2000 to 2008 before being named the publication’s European editor.Born in Luxembourg in 1972, Diderich was raised in Bahrain and London, where she graduated with a French baccalaureate from the French Lycée. She obtained degrees in economics from University College London and journalism from City University in London.She began her career covering London's foreign exchange market and treasury news for U.S.-based agency Market News Service.In 1994, she joined Reuters in London and during the following 10 years lived and worked in Madrid, São Paulo, Brasília and Paris covering everything from general elections and forest fires to the 1999 Brazilian currency crisis. She fulfilled her long-held ambition to become a fashion journalist in 2000, when she started covering Paris Fashion Week for Reuters.In 2005, she left the agency to study photography at Gobelins, a leading Parisian school of visual arts. For the next three years, she worked on a freelance basis, combining fashion coverage for the Associated Press with concert photography for news photo agency EPA.In 2009, Diderich became editor in chief of trade publication International Cosmetic News, where she oversaw a daily web site, a weekly newsletter and a monthly magazine.She joined WWD the following year and covered companies ranging from Hennes & Mauritz to Hermès, as well as retail; watches and jewelry, and entertainment news.Her successor has yet to be named.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)