The Webster is entering Los Angeles for the first time with a "flagship" set to open in the Beverly Center in 2020.The retailer will house its high-end collection of designer brands in an 11,000-square-foot setting, serving as "the centerpiece" of the intersection of Beverly and San Vicente Boulevards.“We are as selective about our real estate decisions as we are about our curation of fashion brands,” said founder Laure Hériard Dubreuil.[caption id="attachment_1202675057" align="alignnone" width="200"] Laure Hériard Dubreuil[/caption]The Webster, based in Miami, operates luxury stores in South Beach and Bal Harbour, Fla., as well as Costa Mesa, Calif., Houston and SoHo in New York.“We continue to curate the perfect mix of fashion, food and experiences to ensure Beverly Center stands apart in the market,” said William Taubman, chief operating officer of Taubman Centers, which owns and operates the Beverly Center. “There is simply nothing like The Webster in L.A."Taubman's $500 million "reimagination" of Beverly Center will be completed by November. The project has involved re-creating the exterior and interior with a brighter and more contemporary aesthetic and greater accessibility. New restaurants and retailers, as well as a new 3rd Street Valet, have been added.Beverly Center has more than 100 specialty boutiques including Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Saint Laurent.Taubman Centers is a real estate investment trust, which owns, manages and/or leases 26 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia.
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle