Hairspray," one of the hottest tickets in town, was certainly one of the week’s highlights for the 16 guests whose spouses were downtown attending the summit. But the highlight followed the show when costume designer William Ivey Long treated...
Hairspray," one of the hottest tickets in town, was certainly one of the week’s highlights for the 16 guests whose spouses were downtown attending the summit. But the highlight followed the show when costume designer William Ivey Long treated them to a close-up of the costumes, his drawings and a charming, chatty rundown of how it’s all done. Pointing to one of Harvey Fierstein’s gowns, Long noted: "This is a real Mae West-Pink Flamingo dress. And when Harvey has fittings he has to be in full wig; he must be Edna [the show’s outsize leading lady] when he’s trying on the costumes."
When asked about the cost of the elaborate costumes, the designer responded thoughtfully: "I really never like answering that when so many people are starving. I look at this as helping New Yorkers by giving lots of people work." If that sounds a bit coy, it’s not. Long is as emotional and sentimental as he is talented: "This show is full of Cinderella revelations. I just cry some nights when I’m here."
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18