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.
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)