The rock star who used to be known as Prince had more security on the Saturday night Concorde flight to Paris than a head of state. The plane was held for five minutes to allow the rocker's crew to get on...
The rock star who used to be known as Prince had more security on the Saturday night Concorde flight to Paris than a head of state. The plane was held for five minutes to allow the rocker's crew to get on last. Prince (or whatever he goes by these days) spent the entire flight sketching and writing in his spiral notebook, while an aide sitting behind him sharpened his pencils. He turned down all food--a wise move since the quality has declined--and his only nourishment the whole trip was a Tootsie Roll Pop. Upon arrival, Air France personnel were lined up at the gate to greet him--or just to get a look. Ifyou ever want to smuggle anything into France, give it to Prince. He swept through customs like Francois Mitterrand.
Danielle Mitterrand will not be attending the couture shows this season.She has just had heart surgery and is recovering. And, for the first time ever, France Dimanche has reported on hubby Francois's romantic affairs, saying that he has a long-time mistressand has a child by her. nThe designing duo is at it again. Wednesday night Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace will team up for Italian TV to repeat their couture duet from last season. This time it will air on Silvio Berlusconi's private network, Canale Cinque, instead of the publicly owned RAI Uno. Each will be interviewed and will present highlights from his collection.
The newest addition to the couture catwalks? Mommies. This couture season will see the return of Kristen McMenamy, Stephanie Seymour, Nadege and Beverly Peele, all of whom recently had kids. And then there was the slew ofother models who simply looked pregnant.
Meanwhile, the garden at The Ritz was hotter than ever. On Sunday, you could see Oscar de la Renta at a table that included Jayne Wrightsman, Deeda Blair, Grace Dudley and Alexis de Rede. Also spotted were Sylvester Stallone, Claude and Wallis Montana, Kyle MacLachlan and Linda Evangelista and Azzedine Alaia. For the more fitness-minded, the meeting place is the Ritz gym, where Oscar worked out next to Janice Dickinson. The sad part is, Oscar reported, Janice's biceps are twice as big as his.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)