Just because Stephanie Seymour is invited to a designer's party, that doesn't mean she'll come in his clothes. She has her own wardrobe and likes to show it. Seymour went upstairs after Gianni Versace's...
Just because Stephanie Seymour is invited to a designer's party, that doesn't mean she'll come in his clothes. She has her own wardrobe and likes to show it. Seymour went upstairs after Gianni Versace's Sunday show at The Ritz and came back down to his bash in a Zandra Rhodes dress--the only model not in one of Gianni's tight numbers. Sadly, the local Paris daily, The International Herald Tribune, identified her as Stephanie Powers.
The Wundercorset has found its first client. The corset-like undergarment Karl Lagerfeld unveiled at the Chanel couture show was being worn all over Paris Wednesday by Susan Gutfreund.
A member of the Saudi royal family has block-booked a huge chunk of The Ritz. In fact, he wanted to reserve 52 rooms, but the hotel couldn't provide them during couture week, so he had to settle for only 26. But the Saudi crew did come replete with screaming children, a swarm of bodyguards and an independent security check on the second floor.
Natacha's Montparnasse restaurant continues to draw an eclectic fashion crowd. On Monday night, in one corner, Shakira Caine was looking sleek in cream silk, so feline she could have purred. At another table, rocker Bjork, wearing a child's neon green T-shirt, was in heavy conversation with Ellen Von Unwerth, the Guess ad campaign photographer.
Haute couture has a new recruit--Victoria de Rothschild, wife of Evelyn de Rothschild. Victoria, whose maiden name was Schott, has been married for 21 years to Evelyn, who's considered one of the more difficult members of the banking family. Victoria has been spending time with Susan Gutfreund--and they're never far from taste mistress Jayne Wrightsman. Both Wrightsman and Lady Rothschild are staying at The Ritz, so swapping essential notes should be easy.
After promoting her film "Sirens" in London, Elle Macpherson and her English boyfriend Tim Jefferies (known in some circles as Barbie and Ken) have hit Paris. Elle was in Valentino's front row, and Jefferies was just behind. Rumors have been flying about Elle (a.k.a. The Body) being the next James Bond girl, but she's said to have a bigger and better contract in the works. It's still in the negotiation stage, and she's keeping mum on the subject.
@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)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews