“Neither wind, rain, sleet or snow could keep New York women from putting on red and stepping out — fuhgeddaboutit!” said Marcia Gay Harden, the Oscar-winning actress, feigning a die-hard New Yorker accent, at the Go Red for Women luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria benefiting the American Heart Association’s national campaign to fight heart disease.
“My father died of heart disease in 2002,” said Harden, who received the 2010 Women with Heart Award from the AHA. “He was overweight, stressed out, a military man, angry, diabetic — the poster boy for heart disease. He was also from Texas and would never not think of eating copious amounts of whatever he wanted.”
The Waldorf’s ballroom was nearly filled to capacity with about 1,000 people, mostly women dressed in red. More than $850,000 was raised as of last week, including $364,000 from Macy’s alone. “That’s a 20 percent increase from a year ago,” noted Macy’s executive vice president of marketing Martine Reardon. Since 2004, she added, Macy’s has contributed more than $21 million to Go Red.
Also among the crowd were Star Jones, James Gandolfini,“American Idol” Constantine Maroulis and Amy Shorin-Silverstein, a heart transplant recipient who helped found the Arthur and Beverly Shorin Comprehensive Transplant Center at Columbia University, and author of “Sick Girl.” She told the crowd how a virus attacked her heart, urgently requiring her to have the operation, though initially, doctors diagnosed her as OK. “Do not be quiet. Bring your women’s intuition to every doctor’s appointment.”
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty