Fashion’s dark lord Gareth Pugh let his campy side shine when he took to the decks for Boombox at a party held at the hip Parisian dive bar La Perle. Pugh sprinkled his retro disco lineup with saccharin pop classics and stomping glam-rock tracks.
He Spun: “Boys Wanna Be Her” by Peaches “Dumb” by The 411 “Professional Widow” by Tori Amos “Better the Devil You Know” by Kylie Minogue “I Feel Good Things for You” by Daddy’s Favourite “Fame” by Irene Carr “La Isla Bonita” by Madonna “Emotions” by Mariah Carey “Knock on Wood” by Amii Stewart “Dreamer” by Livin’ Joy
With a postshow glow, a jubilant Stefano Pilati folded his Yves Saint Laurent runway soundtrack—LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great”—into a playlist for a bash at Le Baron, held by Colette and Self-Service magazine.
And Chloë Sevigny made an ideal follow-up mixmaster at the same affair. The indie actress and fledgling designer (she launched a collection with New York’s Opening Ceremony this season) spun dance tracks, including “I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song).” “That one really got ’em going,” she said.
He Spun: “Ain’t Nobody” by Chaka Khan “Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads “Someone Great” by LCD Soundsystem “I’m a Woman” by Cassius “You Take My Breath Away” by The Knife
She Spun: “New Kind of Kick” by The Cramps “Mind Your Own Business” by Delta 5 “You Make No Sense” by ESG “I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)” by The Ikettes “Eisbär” by Grauzone Most Ironic Use of a Lyric “Don’t you want to get out of Cape Cod tonight?” Heard at Carolina Herrera, from “Wolcott” by Vampire Weekend.
It Was Funny the First Time When Ralph Lauren played The Pierces’ “Boring” during his show last season (“Galliano/Donatella/Dolce & Gabbana/Boring”), it was provocative. The second and third time around—at BCBG and Milly this season—the song lost its shock factor. Let’s retire it.
Me, Myself and I No one said the fashion industry was without egos. Sean John played his own music at his men’s show—with lines like “I’m the best in the world” booming across the loudspeakers. Stella McCartney broke her rule about steering clear of her father’s music when she included “Yesterday” in her show’s soundtrack, and Yohji Yamamoto pulled solo guitar tracks off his albums, Dog of Terror and HEM (Handful Empty Mood), which he wrote, composed and recorded. The designer is no American Idol amateur, though. He has appeared in concert, playing the harmonica and guitar with his son-in-law, guitarist Shohei Otsuka.
“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
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye