Organizers of Fashion’s Night Out were faced with a major challenge this year: how to top the shopping event’s 2009 launch extravaganza. They started by warming up New Yorkers with an open-air, public runway show at Lincoln Center a few nights earlier that featured a cast of about 150 top models including Gisele Bündchen, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Coco Rocha and Lara Stone.
On the actual night, the city’s main shopping streets were once again mobbed—and there was no shortage of celebs. Among the highlights: Viktor & Rolf’s bed-in at Saks Fifth Avenue; a crowd of screaming girls waiting more than an hour for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to arrive and judge a karaoke contest at Barneys New York; Kanye West being mobbed by fans while walking the streets of SoHo, and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sarah Jessica Parker at Oscar de la Renta. Nothing could beat the sight of Naomi Campbell and a gaggle of models clad in Naomi T-shirts dancing wildly in front of Dolce & Gabbana on Madison Avenue.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)