I've gone from wunderkind to pioneer to tycoon to recluse to has-been and now to icon," said Diane Von Furstenberg. "If you wait long enough, you become an antique." Still looking gorgeous after a day-long appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue in Atlanta, Von Furstenberg is nonetheless concerned about her appearance--withering makeup applied at 6:30 a.m., and a newly broken strap on her Manolo Blahnik shoes. "It's not as easy as it used to be," she lamented, taking a moment to apply fresh makeup. Von Furstenberg is reintroducing her signature wrap dresses from the Seventies. The silk knit dresses in two styles, mostly prints, sell for $190, and are carried exclusively by Saks. Saks had to postpone the Atlanta date on Von Furstenberg's store tour after it sold out of dresses early on. More than 600 of the reincarnated styles had been snapped up in the first five appearances, in stores in San Francisco, Portland, Ore., St. Louis, Cleveland and the flagship in New York. The number eventually topped 5,000. Branches in Houston, Boston and Tyson's Corner, Va., were also on the tour schedule. Von Furstenberg said she was surprised by the reception. "Young, hip girls who've never worn them are jumping on them, but they look good on people like Joan Collins, too," she said. "It's amazing how they reveal a woman's sexuality and freedom. In the Seventies, we thought we discovered freedom." Saks expanded distribution of the dresses to 50 doors in November.
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)