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."
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)