Jan. 14: Karl Lagerfeld revealed his new svelte look, having shaved off 96 lbs. thanks to a tailor-made diet. "I wanted to be a hanger for a different kind of clothes," he told WWD.
Jan. 21: For Christian Dior couture, John Galliano took a wild adventure through prerevolutionary Russia, Mongolia and the circus.
Feb. 13: Nicolas Ghesquière brought Balenciaga to New York, and started a trend with his shag-rug sweater.
Feb. 27: Pop stars Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys hit a fashion high note when they showed up at the Grammys in John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, respectively.
Mar. 5: Chelsea Clinton showed up everywhere with her boyfriend Ian Klause. At Donatella Versace’s postshow party, the former first daughter dirty-danced the night away with him.
Mar. 6: Meet Mombasa. No self-respecting fashionista stepped out without Tom Ford’s YSL horn-handled leather hobo bag on her shoulder. It sold out in one day in Paris and London.
Mar. 24: Gwyneth goes goth. And not a lot of people liked it when fashion’s Golden Girl showed up at the Oscars in a dark, dramatic Alexander McQueen look.
Mar. 23: Oh, l’amour. Emilia Fanjul and Brian Pfeifler exchanged “I dos” in front of 500 guests at the Fanjul’s Casa de Campo compound in the Dominican Republic.
May 20: For her swan song “Living Proof” tour, Cher called old ally Bob Mackie. The partners in glitzy crime put together an over-the-top wardrobe of her famous classic looks and newer versions.
May 20: It was a duel in the sun as Sharon Stone and Milla Jovovich battled it out for paparazzi princess at Cannes. Both swooned, twirled and winked the week away.
June 3: Winona Ryder hoped the ladylike frocks of Marc Jacobs would help her look innocent at courtroom appearances for her shoplifting charges. (It didn’t work.)
June 19: Frigid winds and rain didn’t stop Marjorie Gubelmann’sSouthamptonluau. Among the revelers, were, from left, Alex Kramer, Lulu de Kwiatkowski and Rachel Peters.
July 9: Karl Lagerfeld delivered a couture de force with his breathtaking fall collection at Chanel.
July 9: Oscar de la Renta took his final bow on the Balmain couture runway, applauded, of course, by his ever-loyal Ladies, including Lee Radziwill, Infanta Elena of Spain and Olympia de Rothschild, to name a few.
July 17: Ever the minimalist, Miuccia Prada unveiled a sleek, spare Miu Miu boutique on Madison Avenue.
July 31: Alexander McQueen’s modular, space-age boutique landed in New York’s Meatpacking District.
Aug. 3-10: Paris, Milan, New York...Delhi. India packed its seven-day fashion week with 53 shows and all the color and bitchiness expected from the major cities.
Aug. 10: Betsey Johnson celebrated her 60th year in typical style, with a huge girly romp fashion show-cum-birthday bash at her house in East Hampton.
Aug. 28: Seventeen-year-old Avril Lavigne broke through, bringing her angst-y rock and punk-styled studs and ties to teens everywhere.
Sept. 1: Where there was hype, there was J.Lo. This time, she launched her much-talked-about fragrance, Glow.
Sept. 14: Gwen Stefani finally tied the knot with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. She floated down the aisle in a pink and white corseted gown from Christian Dior by John Galliano, who attended the ceremony.
Sept. 22: Daytime’s divas dropped the sobriety of the previous year and showed up at the Emmy’s in glorious color. But Kelly Osbourne’s punk aesthetic, aided by Zandra Rhodes, stole the show.
Oct. 1: It was a fashion mega-moment — Britney Spears showed up at the Versace show in Donatella Versace’s rainbow dazzler.
Oct. 1: Barbie wasn’t the only doll little girls reached for. The Emme Doll debuted, fashioned after plus-sized model Emme and fitted with pleather jackets and sequined tops.
Oct. 7: Tom Ford opened the doors of his Gucci store (left) in Manhattan. And despite the economy, other houses did, too, including Burberry and Victoria’s Secret.
Oct. 9: Talk about teamwork. Yohji Yamamoto debuted his sporty Y-3 collection, expanding his partnership with Adidas.
Nov. 8:Giorgio Armani, looking to conquer the Far East, opened his second-largest store in the world in Hong Kong.
Nov. 14: Everybody wanted in on Victoria’s Secret’s fashion show extravaganza — even the PETA people, who dropped by to tell Gisele Bündchen what they thought of her new assignment — modeling Blackglama furs.
Nov. 18: Madonna made her proper curtsies to Queen Elizabeth II at the London premiere of “Die Another Day,” while Bond Girl Halle Berry (right) wowed in Oscar de la Renta.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)