Tamara Mellon will always remember the all-nighter she pulled in London, to-ing and fro-ing on the phone with the celebrity stylists of Los Angeles who were desperately seeking Jimmy Choos. It was shortly before the Oscars in 1998, and the stylists were scouring the city for the stilettos and strappy sandals from a small but rapidly evolving cult brand.
“They were buying the shoes at Saks and Neiman’s,” recalled Mellon. “I thought, I have to go out there myself. There’s an opening for us here. Why don’t we dye the shoes to match the dress on the spot?”
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)