Isaac Mizrahi was thrilled to have The Artist Formerly Known as Prince in the front row of his show last Thursday evening. "When I met him I told him how much of a fan I was," said Mizrahi, at a small dinner...
Isaac Mizrahi was thrilled to have The Artist Formerly Known as Prince in the front row of his show last Thursday evening. "When I met him I told him how much of a fan I was," said Mizrahi, at a small dinner party afterward at the new restaurant Three Degrees North in SoHo. "He had the word 'slave' written on his cheek," said Mizrahi with a laugh. "I don't know, but maybe it meant he's my slave." Maybe not. The Purple One is said to be dating model Veronica Webb, who was in Mizrahi's show.
Actress Elizabeth Hurley, the new face of EstAe Lauder, has been approached by the U.K. branch of the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees to help it raise its profile. Her first shot would come at the UNHCR's charity ball in London in May and its U.K. adviser, Daniel Shier, has no doubts what she could do to help. "I'm sure she'll wear a dress of great importance," he said. After all, it was Hurley's appearance in a low-cut Versace gown last year at a movie premiere in London that put her on the road to stardom.
According to model Ingrid Seynhaeve, Helmut Newton recently asked her to do a nude photo shoot. Although Seynhaeve has never posed in the buff, she said she's considering his offer. She recently posed for photographer Timothy White wearing just body paint and violets. That image will be published in the June issue of Esquire. A fully clothed Seynhaeve wore a black satin Dolce & Gabanna pantsuit to last week's opening of "Portraits," White's exhibit at the Duggal Downtown Gallery in New York.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast