No place is safe for Pierre Berge these days. All of Paris has been talking about how, at what should have been a quiet, cozy New Year's dinner at President Francois Mitterrand's, Berge got into the soup, literally. A waiter, or so the story goes,...
No place is safe for Pierre Berge these days. All of Paris has been talking about how, at what should have been a quiet, cozy New Year's dinner at President Francois Mitterrand's, Berge got into the soup, literally. A waiter, or so the story goes, accidentally spilled a tureen of hot soup on Pierre's head and scalded him, in an incident that's already being referred to as La Soupe du President. "How did you know that?" demanded Berge, when asked about the incident. "Yes, it's true. I'm OK, though it was a difficult thing. But it wasn't soup -- it was sauce, which is much worse."
Get out your party clothes. There are a couple of hot tickets for the week of Feb. 7. First, it's the CFDA Awards Monday night when the American fashion industry converges on the State Theater at Lincoln Center to honor itself. About 500 of the guests will be students from such schools as FIT, Pratt and Parsons, and they'll be there thanks to men's wear designer Tommy Hilfiger, who paid $25,000 for their seats.
On Wednesday, more than 250 people are expected to join Ross Bleckner, Carla Fendi, Michael Gould, Robert Phillips and B.D. Wong to ring in the Chinese New Year with a benefit for the Community Research Initiative on AIDS. Actress Joan Chen and "Wedding Banquet" director Ang Lee will be honored and Fendi will introduce its newest scent, Asja.
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)
@denimdaysfestival, which initially launched in Amsterdam in 2014 and has since expanded to New York, is heading to Nashville for the very first time. The two-day festival, which will take place in November, will feature brand activations, hands-on workshops by artisans and denim mills, a vintage market, live entertainment, and local food and drinks. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Later this month, the popular “Diana: Her Fashion Story” exhibit will be reopening. @historicroyalpalaces, the charity that manages @kensingtonroyal, has been working towards adding new, never-before-seen garments to the exhibit, including this dress created by Gianni Versace for a fund-raising dinner at the Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The exhibit will reopen on April 26 at Kensington Palace @wwdfashion
“Our family has always been engaged and interested in the world around us. [My brothers and I] were always encouraged to have our own opinion at a young age, which is not always something a child is asked — especially to have an opinion with reasoning behind it,” said @yarashahidi on becoming an activist. We caught up with the 18 year old last week, where she talked about her road to acting, how “Black-ish” led her to start conversations about identity and more. Head to WWD.com to read what she had to say #wwdeye (📷: @chelsealaurenla)