"I've never seen so many European royals in France before," said Helene de Ludinghausen. She was referring to the impressive crowd that turned out at Versailles recently for Sybilla Weiller's marriage to...
"I've never seen so many European royals in France before," said Helene de Ludinghausen. She was referring to the impressive crowd that turned out at Versailles recently for Sybilla Weiller's marriage to Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg. Held at the town's St. Louis Cathedral, the wedding was attended by 2,000 people, including Queen Sofia of Spain with her daughters Cristina and Elena; Queen Sonya of Norway with her son, Haakon, and daughter, Matha; Victoria of Sweden, and the King of Belgium. Valentino drew raves for Weiller's wedding dress, and Hubert de Givenchy designed the perfect powder blue suit for the bride's mother, Olimpia Weiller. Referring to the pillbox hat that accompanied the outfit, Givenchy admitted, "Of course we had Jackie Onassis in mind." Beatrice de Rothschild wasn't wearing either designer's clothes. The elaborate broderie anglaise sleeves on her white shirt had been her great-grandmother's bloomers, she said. After the ceremony, some 1,500 guests, including Sandy and Jean de Yturbe, Edouard and Arielle de Rothschild, Ines and Luigi d'Urso, Alfred and Judy Taubman and Amyn Aga Khan attended the lunch planned by Pierre Celeyron and Olimpia Weiller. The buffet was served under a tent decorated with topiaries. Even after such an elaborate event, including seating so many people for lunch, Weiller said, "I'm too exhilarated for my daughter to be exhausted."
“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