Who needs the World Series? All the heavy-hitters turned out for Barbara and Marvin Davis's 11th biennial Carousel Ball in Beverly Hills Friday night. And, boy, does Barbara Davis -- all done up in pink...
Who needs the World Series? All the heavy-hitters turned out for Barbara and Marvin Davis's 11th biennial Carousel Ball in Beverly Hills Friday night. And, boy, does Barbara Davis--all done up in pink Vera Wang--know how to play ball. Who else in Hollywood could recruit a team of power players that included Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Duchess of York, Quincy Jones and Nastassja Kinski, Patty Hearst Shaw, O.J. lawyer Robert Shapiro, Wayne Gretzky, Magic and Cookie Johnson, and Danielle Steel? Shirley MacLaine even brought Gore Vidal, who kept trying to pass himself off as Norman Mailer. One unexpected guest was Marjoe Gortner's puppy: It trotted through the hallways oblivious to the glittery crowd that was forced to step gingerly around the pup's equally unexpected deposits. Unlike many Hollywood events, the fashion actually lived up to the guest list. Standouts were Mary Tyler Moore in a red chiffon one-shoulder pleated gown by Arnold Scaasi ("He's a dear friend, but that didn't stop him from sending the bill!"), Kate Capshaw in a short beaded black Mizrahi ("It's great, except I have to go safety pin my cleavage"), Rita Wilson in Kamali, Evie Quaid in a brand new Galliano kimono and corset number and Goldie Hawn in a bias-cut champagne satin Calvin Klein slip-- "without underwear," she admitted. Fergie donned a full-skirted, black sleeveless Rochas with a high white collar. Some of the best moments took place in the Beverly Hilton's ladies' room, where Goldie, Rita, and Kate were begging everyone for a cigarette while Faye Dunaway repowdered, and visiting New Yorker Cari Modine danced like Salome for all of them in her Mizrahi pink hiphugger ballgown skirt. The best moments on stage were provided by Phil Collins and Placido Domingo, although Domingo enlisted the aid of a large teleprompter at the back of the room. Tom Hanks presented the First Lady with the Carousel Ball's Brass Ring Award by saying "Hillary, I don't know how Bubba does it." When Clinton got to the stage, she said,la Forrest Gump, "Tom, Bubba is as Bubba does." The event raised in the ballpark of $4 million for research into juvenile diabetes; the Davises kicked in $2.5 mil on their own, and everybody left happy--including Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff, who hit their own home run: Lazaroff gave birth the next night.
@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