PARIS -- "You can't do anything fixed. They must float and be feminine," says Gianfranco Ferre about his latest couture and ready-to-wear fur collections for Christian Dior.
And they do just that: glamorous faille trenchcoats with opulent mink collars; luscious cashmere ponchos edged in wild mink, or flared jackets in golden zibeline.
The spirit is youthful, modern and highlights the quality of the skins themselves.
"I did not want to cut the fur up into little strips. I wanted to use full skins as much as possible to emphasize their beauty," notes Ferre.
One of the designer's cleverest tricks is putting microfiber trenches over mink coats, giving a more relaxed yet luxurious look.
He also uses chasubles with longer coats to evoke imperial Russia.
Dior's rtw prices are competitive, ranging from $1,300 at retail for a faille trench with wild mink collar to $3,000 for a poncho in khaki cashmere edged with red fox. The prices for the Fourrures Exclusives couture collection start at $4,640 for a short silk coat with Danish mink cuffs and collar to $43,200 for a flared jacket in golden zibeline.
@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