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.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)