It wasn't exactly a cozy dinner, but no matter: For a glamorous group who'd hibernated all winter long, the echoing grandeur of Thursday night's benefit for the Henry Street Settlement was a welcome...
It wasn't exactly a cozy dinner, but no matter: For a glamorous group who'd hibernated all winter long, the echoing grandeur of Thursday night's benefit for the Henry Street Settlement was a welcome kickoff to the spring season. "I feel like I'm in Grand Central Station," said Carol Mack, craning her neck around the enormous ballroom of the Regent Wall Street hotel. (It happens to be the second-largest room in New York behind the main hall at Grand Central.) "The last big event in this building was Liza [Minnelli]'s wedding," Claudia Cohen said. Like those nuptials, this was a big night in every way: big ballskirts on women who seemed to have slept through the Nineties, and big prizes at the silent auction, including a Vespa. "Vespa," announced emcee Caroline Rhea, "is Italian for wasp, which I thought I'd mention since this is a roomful of WASPs." No one laughed. "I'm insulted," Jennifer Creel whispered with a grin. Size certainly mattered where the evening's jewelry was concerned, and Michael Kors accessories director Richard Sinnott made a bold testimony to the well-endowed ladies at his table. "I know of two people who own their own jewelry," he said. "Oprah and Tory Burch." Earlier that day, Oscar de la Renta was thinking big, too, when he and Bergdorf Goodman hosted a luncheon and fashion show for 400 women including Pauline Pitt, Liz Mezzacappa and Barbie Bancroft, to benefit the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. In a curious merging of the afternoon's two activities, New York Hospital resident Samantha Boardman's pager started to buzz just as the guests were descending upon racks of patchwork jackets and gypsy blouses. "I figure that this qualifies as work, right?" she asked.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)