Nancy Davis pulled off another star-studded, casualty-free weekend of skiing in Aspen, with no help from the weather. Sure, there was good powder locally for the second annual Race to Erase MS -- the problem was there was good powder almost everywhere...
Nancy Davis pulled off another star-studded, casualty-free weekend of skiing in Aspen, with no help from the weather. Sure, there was good powder locally for the second annual Race to Erase MS -- the problem was there was good powder almost everywhere else. Almost all the flights from New York were canceled, although billionaire David Koch's plane did manage to get out. Others had to bus it from Denver. In the end, 27 teams of celebrities and pros hit the slopes on Saturday after a night of partying at the Hotel Jerome."I just learned to ski in December, so now I can take advantage of all those ski invitations I used to throw away," said Pierce Brosnan. Of being invited to Davis's Aspen annual, he mused, "I was always into being a serious actor. Now I guess I'm a celebrity.""This is my first time in Aspen," said Marlee Matlin. "They volunteered me to race. I didn't volunteer myself." Although Matlin did her best on the racecourse, model Beverly Johnson had some trouble."They took me to the top of the mountain and by the time I got down to the racecourse, I was petrified," said Johnson. "I basically chickened out of the race."Gloria Estefan didn't race either, but that was because of her fused spine. And Kim Alexis bowed out because she's seven months pregnant.After the races, the group headed to the Ritz Carlton for a gala dinner and auction.Paul Marciano's offer to feature someone's child in a Guess? ad went for $27,000 after a bidding war -- so he kicked in another ad, which went to the losing bidder for $20,000. Other hot items included a date with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Stacey Williams, a date with Fabio, a dinner party for 50 catered by Wolfgang Puck, and a shoot with Karl Lagerfeld as photographer in Paris or New York"Excuse me," warned emcee Dennis Miller, "but Lagerfeld does not shoot color."
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)