The high point of the week was a bit of showbiz razzle-dazzle not seen since the last film festival. Hip-hop superstar Sean "Diddy" Combs paraded into the Majestic Barriere hotel's main salon and took a spin around the room filled with a waiting crowd.
Diddy was introduced by John Demsey, an Estée Lauder Cos.' group president.
Diddy then hopped onto the edge of one of a pair of elevated beds and hung out with four scantily clad models. Diddy explained he was there to launch his Unforgivable fragrance into travel retail internationally, and he respectfully thanked the crowd for its support. Diddy said that as a young African-American, he was speaking to a consumer "that has never been addressed before by the fragrance industry."
Diddy then noted the fragrance is number one in the U.S., and he suggested it will also take the top spot worldwide, saying, "Without you guys, I wouldn't be able to be number one internationally, so I thank you in advance."
Diddy, who has also been promoting his new CD, "Press Play," then bid the awestruck crowd adieu and left.
Over on the beachside of the Croisette, Jean-Pierre Grivory, president and chief executive officer of Cofinluxe, threw a festive party, complete with a Brazilian steel-drum band, to promote his Sea and Sun fragrance from the Salvador Dali brand.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)