What do you do if you're Helmut Newton and everyone else is doing Helmut Newton? You go just a little bit further. The photographer's latest exhibit at the Galerie Valois in Paris was a series of nudes:...
What do you do if you're Helmut Newton and everyone else is doing Helmut Newton? You go just a little bit further. The photographer's latest exhibit at the Galerie Valois in Paris was a series of nudes: oversized full-length nudes, medium-sized nude torsos and small, sinister nude "mutations"--images in which parts of the body appear distorted. The opening-night crowd--many of whom made their way across the street afterward to dinner at La Palette--included Helmut and June Newton, Francois and Betty Catroux, and Barbara Leary. A few days later, Michel and Hélène David-Weill, Edouard de Rothschild and Ezra Zilkha were among those who turned out for the opening of the International Biennale des Antiquaires. Mercedes Bass--sans hubby Sid--was escorted by Hubert de Givenchy (her taste adviser in Paris) who sneaked her in early, during the afternoon. Bass, who is now referred to in Paris as Wallis the Second because of her likeness to the late Duchess of Windsor, spent most of her time at the J. Kugel stand, which Givenchy had decorated. Whereas Bass discreetly singled out a few 18th-century paintings, Michael and Diandra Douglas were more flamboyant. "They behaved as if it was a flea market," quipped one dealer. The Douglases spent a fair amount of time at the stands of Bernard Steinitz, Arianne Dandois and Axel Vervoordt, and didn't seem to leave one antique uncovered. They placed a number of items on reserve. "It was worth coming over for," said the actor.
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