While Paris always flexes its fantasy muscle, the beauty looks frequently evoke the Holly Golightly theory: Life is a party, darling! And with a week that showed everything from sophistication to mischievousness to full-blown wackiness, every look had...
While Paris always flexes its fantasy muscle, the beauty looks frequently evoke the Holly Golightly theory: Life is a party, darling! And with a week that showed everything from sophistication to mischievousness to full-blown wackiness, every look had its charm, each requiring certain degrees of skill. Whether these trends will hit the real Hollys of the world, or even inspire the Plain Janes to experiment, time will tell.
Fruit Juicy Eyes: Dick Page blended a quartet of gold, lavender, hot pink and blood orange at Céline, creating a literal eye-opening glow. Degree of difficulty: 3
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend: Well, rhinestones, anyway, which Pat McGrath meticulously applied in diamond and ruby shades to eyelids and lips at Christian Dior. Degree of difficulty: 10+
Eye’ll fly away: The rhinestones were only part of McGrath’s story at Dior. Feathered lashes about 2 to 3 inches long sprang from upper and lower lids, and the effect was nothing less than stunning. Degree of difficulty: 6, if you’re handy with eyelash glue.
Two-toned pout: A year ago, Val Garland glossed half of the red lips at Galliano, leaving the other half matte. This year at Emanuel Ungaro, she went one step further, with a matte fuchsia upper lip and a glossed brick red lower one. From a distance, it was gorgeous. Degree of difficulty: 2
Wigged out: Both Eugene Souleiman’s frizzy afros at Viktor & Rolf and Orlando Pita’s film strip wigs at Dior proved that a crazy wig for a crazy night is crazy fun. Degree of difficulty: 1. Level of confidence required: 10
Black eye: Black eye makeup factories the world over can relax in the knowledge that its usage shows no signs of waning. At Alexander McQueen, Garland gave serious shiners to some, and at Viktor & Rolf, black eyeliner appeared to have a life of its own as McGrath lashed it out and curlicued it way beyond the orbs. Degree of difficulty: 6
Bardot revisited: With a nod toward Vuitton’s new multicolored logo, McGrath was all sophistication, lining eyes subtly in burgundy, then brushing azure liberally on upper lids and partly along the lower ones. Now perhaps blue-shadow factories will see increases in sales, as well. Degree of difficulty: 4, with the right brushes.Try this at home. Really: Simple looks at a few shows proved it doesn’t take a heavy hand to radiate. McGrath gave Stella McCartney’s girls a partied-in look by smearing the liner and mascara partly off, then delicately lined or dotted a pale mossy green on lids. Highlighter on cheeks completed the lovely glow. At Chloé, Garland used taupe and gray shadow, black cream liner and mascara on eyes, while bronzed cheeks and mouths had only lip conditioner. This, paired with Guido Palau’s laissez-faire chignons and bangs falling loosely, presented a most doable look. Degree of difficulty: 1 to 2
Benjamin Moore: Body painting, anyone? McGrath matched, and some would argue, exceeded, her Dior work at Galliano, painting the models’ bodies in red, blue, black — you name it. The rhinestones made an encore appearance, as well as the feathery lashes, this time in colors as well. Pita outdid himself also, rising to Galliano’s request for "hair with volume," which came from colorful balloons, around which hair was wrapped. Degree of difficulty: 10 — at least.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews