Couture isn't the only fashion news taking place in Paris this week — some houses are still showing their pre-fall collections. Karl Lagerfeld, for one, is putting his unmistakable stamp on a lineup with looks that range from crisp white cotton shirts with high-turned collars to a straight black dress with a rounded panel at the back. Stella McCartney, meanwhile, plays with classic tailoring, showing lots of silk jersey and tossing knits over pleated chiffon dresses. And at Azzaro, Vanessa Seward turns up the steam with ubershort dresses and sexy, body-hugging gowns.
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“From concept to creation, my goal was to create beautiful pieces, with a variety of sizes, all at affordable prices,” said @joansmalls of the swimwear and intimate apparel she designed for @smartandsexysocial. The collection includes neon laced bras, sheer bodysuits and swimwear separates. The intimates collection will launch in July, while the swimwear collection will be available for purchase on Tuesday at select @walmart stores, walmart.com and smartandsexy.com. #wwdfashion