NEW YORK -- The Christian Dior boutique closed Monday after a taxi crashed through one of its two Fifth Avenue windows.Despite estimated damages in the $2 million to $3 million range, a spokeswoman said a two-day trunk show of the Dior spring ready-to-wear collection will be staged today and Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The designer shop is at 703 Fifth Ave., on the corner of East 55th Street.The spokeswoman said a taxi collided with another car while rounding the corner on East 55th Street around 7 a.m. A pipe burst from the impact of the broken glass and flooded the basement. As a result, there was a lot of damage to inventory stored there, primarily accessories and some apparel.Some $3,000 worth of accessories, cosmetics, and a three-piece silk ensemble in the window display were destroyed, the spokeswoman said. Cosmetics and accessories counters ensconced behind the southeast window also suffered damage. "There were no injuries, because it was early and it was a holiday," the spokeswoman said, noting that the foundations of the building are badly fractured.She added, "The nose of the taxi was in the store, and the display and bullet-proof window were totally destroyed."
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim