Marc Jacobs has spent his entire career under the glare and provocation of the spotlight. Catapulted to fame by a remarkable Parsons School of Design graduation effort in 1984, he has kept the fashion world fascinated ever since, through grunge, trompe l’oeil, cashmere thermals, retro riffs, audacious collaborations at Vuitton and, yes, plenty of controversy. Along the way, Jacobs’ shows have remained among the most anticipated anywhere, his perspective celebratory at heart, and his approach fearless. “The only thing that looks wrong on everybody,” Jacobs has said, “is insecurity.”
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“Girly-girl” is not a phrase that leaps to mind in reference to British designer Phoebe Philo. The creative director for Celine returned to fashion in 2009 after a three-year hiatus and has helped propel the house’s business exponentially. Her streamlined nouveau classics have been widely influential throughout the industry, defining a modern aesthetic that speaks to effortless style. “Womanfriendly,” “grown-up” and “relevant” are often used to describe her mix of clean but modern-with-atwist styles that appeal to customers of all ages.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)