Hubert de Givenchy, Kenzo and Azzedine Alaïa aren’t known to make the rounds on the party circuit, but they were part of an all-star turnout last week in Paris when Bettina Graziani was presented with the medal of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.
In presenting the honor, Frédéric Mitterrand, France’s minister of culture and communication, told Graziani: “You became the emblem of a certain French idea of fashion.” Discovered by Jacques Fath, Graziani served as a model for designers such as Chanel, Valentino, Lucien Lelong, Givenchy and Alaïa, and inspired lensmen like Robert Capa, Henry Clarke, Irving Penn, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Pierre et Gilles.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"