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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)