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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews