Sharen Jester Turney, president and chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret, accepted the annual HUG (Help Us Give) Award for the $5.6 billion lingerie retailer this month, and said a model search was under way for the firm’s next fashion show extravaganza.
The cocktail and dinner event at The Pierre hotel, which drew 200 industry executives and was sponsored by the Intimate Apparel Square Club, lauded Turney, Victoria’s Secret and its parent, Limited Brands Inc., for community service and programs that help empower women, protect the environment and fund charities. The event benefited the pediatric unit of the Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center.
In accepting the HUG Award on Nov. 4, Turney said, “One of the things Victoria’s Secret really believes in is giving back to the global community. One of the things we do every year is devote over 12,000 hours of our time to community service.”
Turney said a “model search boot camp” was set up in five U.S. cities to find a new model for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which will be taped Nov. 19 at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan and will air Dec. 1 on CBS.
“Over 5,000 women showed up at each city,” she said. “There are five finalists that people are voting for at vsallaccess.com, and the winner will walk down the runway,” she said. “We even staged a boot camp at Grand Central.”
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)