For an industry famous for its obsession with eternal youth, fashion is not one to let an anniversary go by unnoticed. This season there was an abundance of major milestones: Kenzo’s and Roberto Cavalli’s 40th, Pierre Cardin’s 60th, French Vogue’s 90th, and, of course, WWD’s 100th, all of which must have made those celebrating 25 years on the map—and there were many—feel likekids again. For whatever reason, the class of ’85 seems to have produced an inordinate amount of acts with staying power.
There was Mr. Most Likely to Develop a Thick Skin, Tommy Hilﬁger. His celebration began with a logo topiary installed in the middle of Lincoln Center’s outdoor plaza, and then packed three mezzanines worth of the Metropolitan Opera House with fashionable masses—among them JenniferLopez, Bradley Cooper, Lenny Kravitz—for a party serenaded by The Strokes. Next up, Ms. Most Likely to Meditate Her Way to the Top, Donna Karan, who at 62, looks as good she did when she actually was 25. Also, turning the corner on a silver anniversary, Elle Magazine, Most Likely to Require Its Editors to Carry A SAG Card.
And last but not least, Most Likely to be Booked (Even If It’s In Intake) After All These Years, Naomi Campbell, for whom Dolce & Gabbana designed limited edition T-shirts emblazoned withher face for the occasion.
Might as well party now because you never know if you’re going to make it to the next major moment. As Campbell said as she signed a T-shirt while ﬂanked by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, “Usually after eight years, you’re done in this business.”
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)