GIANNI'S PLACE: There were Sly and Elton and more supermodels than there are stars in the skies at Gianni Versace's palazzo Tuesday night, when he hosted a small dinner (70 people) to celebrate his new...
GIANNI'S PLACE: There were Sly and Elton and more supermodels than there are stars in the skies at Gianni Versace's palazzo Tuesday night, when he hosted a small dinner (70 people) to celebrate his new collection. The most-coveted guest, however, was Andrea Monti, the editor of Panorama, the mass-circulation Italian magazine that is planning a fashion issue. He sat between Helena Christensen and Nadja Auermann, and the bet is that one of them is going to end up on the cover. For dessert, Gianni led the guests upstairs to his studio, which had been converted to a disco for the night, complete with a three-man rap group imported from New York.
WORKING THE ROOM: It's trench warfare among the American fashion magazines for those all-important Italian ad pages. The publishers of Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and other magazines are all over town, usually accompanied by an editor or two to give them legitimacy--not to mention entree. "I've been worked over, like I've never been worked over," said one major retailer after only one day in Milan. Conde Nast seems to have the upper hand, however. Not only is Giorgio Armani giving a party for its new president, Steven Florio, but the American ambassador in Paris, Pamela Harriman, is throwing a cocktail party for him next week. Let's hope Steve's editors return the favor--Pammi could use some good press.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over the top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty