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.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)