Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren returned to their roots as consummate showmen with a spellbinding fashion performance that had them using Kristen McMenamy as a living doll. In a reprise of their famed Russian Doll collection from 1999, Viktor and Rolf peeled dozens of layers off the model, who stood on a revolving platform in the center of the catwalk. Each successive piece of clothing was then adjusted and fitted on another model as an individual outfit. When McMenamy had been stripped to just her flesh-colored corset, the Dutch duo reversed the process and piled on dresses, coats and jackets until she could barely stand. The 43-year-old valiantly posed for pictures, but nearly toppled as she headed backstage. After being scooped up and quickly undressed by an army of helpers, she breathed a sigh of relief. “We had half a rehearsal,” McMenamy revealed. She added that she was not afraid of collapsing during the show, but didn’t ask how many pounds she would be carrying. “I didn’t want to think about it. But the shoes were quite comfortable, so that was OK , and it wasn’t all at once,” she said with a good-natured smile. Spoken like a real doll.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.