CHOO LOVE: Is the poem the new press release? Jimmy Choo turned to rhyming verse to celebrate the opening of its new concession at Harvey Nichols last week. Guests — including Elizabeth Hurley, Geri Halliwell, Mario Testino, Julien Macdonald,...
CHOO LOVE: Is the poem the new press release? Jimmy Choo turned to rhyming verse to celebrate the opening of its new concession at Harvey Nichols last week. Guests — including Elizabeth Hurley, Geri Halliwell, Mario Testino, Julien Macdonald, Jade Jagger, Jodie Kidd and Jemma Kidd— received a T-shirt with a sad little poem about an unfaithful shoe. "I think I’m in love with my shoe/I was sure that it felt the same too/’till it happened to mention/with heartless intention/’I’m dating a gold Jimmy Choo.’" The poem was penned by a friend of Jimmy Choo, co-owner and designer Tamara Mellon. "We wanted to do something quirky and fun and to make a T-shirt that women would actually wear out, rather than to bed or to the gym," said Mellon.
ROCKS AND ROLL: Although no one noticed rapper Eve sitting in the audience, the star certainly took notice of the sexy clothes Julien Macdonald showed on Saturday night. "I’ve never worn his stuff before," she said. "But I loved it. I’m definitely going to now." Eve isn’t the only music star hooked on Macdonald. Kylie Minogue, the face of the new Ford campaign, asked the designer to customize a Ford Streetka for her — and he happily obliged. It’s hot pink, painted with stars and tigers and encrusted with $1 million- worth of diamonds.
OLD HABITS DIE HARD: England’s a land full of tradition, and it appears another one has taken hold. Princess Diana and Elizabeth Hurley turned to Gianni Versace for their fanciest frocks. On Saturday, Jade Jagger wore Dolce & Gabbana to the opening of the Garrard store, and then changed into a hot Versace number for the evening’s festivities, while Sarah Ferguson chose Dolce & Gabbana for the Garrard gala. In the middle of London Fashion Week, these women were promoting the British tradition of flying the Italian flag.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia