"A cigarette and a drink?" asked Michael Kors, who was getting jostled by camera crews in the ballroom of the Pierre Thursday night at The Fashion Group International's 15th Annual Night of Stars. "I feel like the young Bill Blass." Kors and several hundred members of the fashion establishment gathered to toast this year's honorees, labeled the "Individualists" by FGI. "He wrote 'I am stinking rich' inside the lining of a Rothschild's suit," said Chloe Sevigny to introduce Alexander McQueen. "And he cuts a wicked jacket and a shaggable dress." McQueen arrived at the podium giggling like a hyena. "Sorry. I'm a bit pissed," he squeaked. "It's sort of an English thing. But I'm not really that nasty; I'm really quite cuddly." Other award recipients included the Missoni family, Todd Oldham, Andree Putman, Julie Taymor, architect Michael Gabellini and Tiffany & Co. Last up were Cosmair chief Guy Peyrelongue and his wife, Lucile, who were honored with the superstar award. Joan Rivers handed them their crystal star. "I stand before you a testament to the Peyrelongues," said Rivers in her introduction. "I have bought so much BioFirm, I am responsible for 10 percent of their bottom line." The same evening in New York, at the Four Seasons, the real Bill Blass unrolled his list of the 50 most stylish people for the magazine Civilization, for which he recently was guest editor. Naturally, he was bound to ruffle a few feathers among his fashionable friends. Barbara Walters, for instance. Walters, who did not make the list, tried to figure out why Louise Grunwald did. "It must be the way she ties her scarf," said Walters during her toast. All evening, Blass held court in the corner of the restaurant as a steady stream of luminaries came to pay homage, including Brooke Astor, C.Z. Guest, Mary McFadden, Nina Griscom, Mica Ertegun and Oscar and Annette de la Renta. Meanwhile, Vince Vaughn and Janeane Garofalo were exchanging high fives during the premiere party of "Clay Pigeons" at Irving Plaza. Co-star Joaquin Phoenix was a bit less boisterous, huddling in a corner with girlfriend Liv Tyler.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)