Marc Jacobs: "My contribution for the holiday season is showing up in a very ridiculous costume at our [company] holiday party. I'm not really a Hanukkah person and I'm only a part-time Christmas person. We try to have a non-denominational holiday window every year." (Last year, Jacobs went the take-a-Polaroid-with-Santa route, but this year, he's placed a toy soldier and swan princess in his West Village store window.)
Isaac Mizrahi: "This year, I created a Hanukkah dog line for Target. And not a moment too soon. My boyfriend got a Jack Russell-Beagle mix named Deano over the summer and he's very difficult to find presents for. So for Hanukkah I'll be getting Deano a Kosher bone, a Star of David sweater and a Dreidel chew toy."
Allen Schwartz: "My 14-year-old son Johnny is trying to make a deal with me to get one big Hanukkah gift instead of eight small ones. He wants a Yorkshire terrier. I'm just trying to tell him that it's going to be all his responsibility." As for Schwartz's daughter Danielle, 23, "She's thinking of trading in her BMW for a hybrid or a retro Thunderbird. She also graduates from college at the end of the month, and that's what she's counting on — a T-bird."
Jeffrey Kalinsky, Jeffrey New York: "I need to get presents for my mom and dad who are really hard to shop for, but they actually got some things at my store just the other day. My dad bought a white leather Prada windbreaker and my mother bought this short-sleeved pink Chanel jacket, so I'm thinking I'll treat them to their purchases for Hanukkah."
Stuart Weitzman: "My wife Jane has worked shoes into one of our family's unique traditions — the shoe hunt. She searches for fabulous inspirational antique designs to give me for Hanukkah. The best ones I've received are the ones that my father Mr. Seymour made 60 or 70 years ago."
Stacey Bendet, Alice + Olivia: "When I was eight, I was desperate for green suede studded cowboy boots. I found them hidden in the hallway closet one afternoon while my mom was out playing tennis. When I heard her come in I shut myself, wearing my new boots, in the closet, thinking I would be hidden among the boxes and coats....It worked until she tried to toss her racket in."Cameron Silver, Decades Inc.: "When you're an only child, you don't get many bad gifts, but I got a lot of horrible LPs in the Eighties, like one by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), the sheer misfortune of which I can only now comprehend."
Yigal Azrouël: "I'm actually in the process of designing a light installation in the boutique for the holidays. Something bright and fun....It won't be Hanukkah or Christmas-themed, just festive." On Hanukkahs past: "Great food is what made [Hanukkah] especially fun. We would stuff ourselves with Sufganiyot, which are Israel's doughnuts. I could eat many a Sufganiyot."
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia