It's a Paris first: Two designers are co-hosting a dinner after their shows on Saturday. Gianni Versace and Karl Lagerfeld have invited a small group of guests to dine in Karl's house.
Barbra Streisand and Donna Karan aren't just good friends, they're collaborators as well. The costumes for Barbra's big Las Vegas show on New Year's Eve were credited in the program to BSDK, which stands for Barbra Streisand/Donna Karan.
Maybe Julie Baumgold gave her seat to someone else, or maybe she just wanted to be closer to her husband, Esquire editor Ed Kosner. Whatever the case, Baumgold was perched on Kosner's lap throughout Gianfranco Ferre's men's wear show in Milan Tuesday.
If New Year's Eve wasn't everything you hoped for, one can always try it again on Wed., Feb. 9. That's when Ross Bleckner, Carla Fendi, Michael Gould, Robert Phillips and B.D. Wong will 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.
The late Swifty Lazar, king of the Hollywood deal, was remembered by New York friends the other night, when Lauren Bacall had 10 people or so to her apartment for an intimate memorial service. Arthur and Alexandra Schlesinger, Joni Evans, Kenneth Jay Lane, Phyllis Newman and Adolph Green, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Betty Comden and Karen Lerner all came to trade barbs and stories about the diminutive titan's bravado. Bacall herself debunked the popularly held idea that it was her former husband Humphrey Bogart who had given Irving Lazar the nickname that so irked him. She didn't say how Lazar did get it, but insisted it wasn't Bogey. Bacall recorded the proceedings for posterity.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
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)