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.”
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia