Layers of lace and tulle and the spirit of an enchanted garden party marked the spring 2018 Oleg Cassini wedding dress collection shown Friday at the stately Cassini mansion on Manhattan's Upper East Side.The collection of 31 updated classics in sumptuous satins and brocades was embellished with sparkling crystals, sequins, pearls, florals, without being overdone. "Simplicity is perfection — Oleg always said that," Marianne Cassini, president of Oleg Cassini, told WWD.[caption id="attachment_11023779" align="alignnone" width="197"] The spring 2018 Oleg Cassini wedding collection.[/caption] Among the highlights was a clean and simple, shimmering white one-shoulder gown with a full A-line skirt and a big bow on the shoulder. The late Oleg Cassini first launched the one-shoulder look for Jackie Kennedy. "She had to get permission from the president to wear it. She thought it might be too risque," said Marianne Cassini.Another key piece had three-dimensional fabric flowers and a bateau neckline.Peggy Nestor, corporate creative director, said the collection projects "a very romantic image spoken through florals" and incorporates "layers and layers of fabric to give an opulent feeling."Prices range from $1,200 to $4,000. Much of the collection is available at David's Bridal.Cassini is also launching a new book later this month, "Oleg Cassini, The Wedding Dress," published by Rizzoli, with Grace Kelly on the cover. [caption id="attachment_11023784" align="alignnone" width="196"] The spring 2018 Oleg Cassini wedding dress collection.[/caption]
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.