LOS ANGELES — The prim and proper look appeared to have taken over the Chateau Marmont’s garden for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runway show, which capped off Los Angeles Fashion Week on Friday.
The 10 finalists — Anthony Nak, Costello Tagliapietra, Derek Lam, Isabel Toledo, Jane Mayle, Atelier Jean Yu, Lutz Patmos, Project Alabama, Thom Browne and Trovata — each presented four designs, including dresses inspired by sponsor Cartier’s Orchid collection.
The ladylike constellation in the front row — including a brunette Lindsay Lohan, Selma Blair, Alexis Bledel, Elizabeth Banks and Lynn Collins — wore the actual bling while taking in the show, each and every one of them decked out in pretty, knee-length dresses and nibbling on petit fours. The only thing missing were the white gloves.
Afterward, Lohan, who’s staying at the hotel, went backstage and ordered pieces from six of the designers. She might as well have been part of the show itself: Minutes before it started, she came downstairs to ask Paul Starr if he could do her makeup, too. Also on hand were New Yorkers Alexis Bryan, Tory Burch and Fashion Fund committee member Julie Gilhart.
The winner will be announced Nov. 10 at the CFDA gala in New York.
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge