CITIZEN DIANE: After 30 years of holding her green card to live and work in the U.S., Belgium native Diane Von Furstenberg was sworn in as a U.S. citizen by a Bridgeport, Conn., judge on Friday. "It took me 27 years to get married and 30 to become an...
CITIZEN DIANE: After 30 years of holding her green card to live and work in the U.S., Belgium native Diane Von Furstenberg was sworn in as a U.S. citizen by a Bridgeport, Conn., judge on Friday. "It took me 27 years to get married and 30 to become an American," she said. "It felt like the right thing at the right time. I have paid my taxes and done everything that a citizen does, except for vote. Now I definitely will. That’s the most exciting thing to me, and I will take it very seriously." She even pledged.
Y NOT?: Yohji Yamamoto made the transition to couture week smoothly, showing his top collection on July 7 with positive reviews. But it looks like the designer and the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture are on a collision course over Yamamoto’s plans to show his Y’s line in October during Paris Fashion Week. Some members of the Chambre, which organizes Paris Fashion Week, are opposed to having secondary or diffusion lines cluttering the calendar as they do in Milan and New York. For his part, Yamamoto argues that Y’s is true ready-to-wear, while the more expensive Yohji Yamamoto line is couture in spirit. Furthermore, Yamamoto launched Y’s first, in 1972, nine years ahead of the Yohji Yamamoto label. A Yamamoto spokeswoman for the house acknowledged "some resistance" to the plan to show Y’s. Indeed, it looks like the designer might have already lost his prized time slot on the opening day of the shows Oct. 3. But the spokeswoman said Yamamoto plans to show off calendar if necessary if a negotiated solution cannot be found. Chambre president Didier Grumbach said a decision is expected by the end of the week.
JAPAN CLAN: Rei Kawakubo is lending a helping hand to an acolyte: Jun Takahashi of the cult Japanese fashion label Undercover. With Kawakubo’s encouragement, Takahashi plans to join Paris Fashion Week in October to introduce the Western world to his avant-garde, but accessible, clothes for women and men. "We believe in him," said Adrian Joffe, managing director of Comme des Garçons and Kawakubo’s husband. "We’re also going to help him pick the best clients who will understand him." Kawakubo has a reputation for assisting promising designers, famously creating an independent label for protégé Junya Watanabe under her company umbrella. Joffe stressed that Undercover plans to remain financially independent, and his and Kawakubo’s support amounts to "advice and moral support."
DEVIL MAY WEAR: When Primal Scream was looking to make a fetish-themed music video for the song "Miss Lucifer," they went straight to Alexander McQueen for the tight black leather outfits worn by all the girls. The erotic video, shot by Dawn Shadforth — who also shoots Kylie Minogue’s videos — is a classic boy-meets-girl-in-a-club scenario, sort of. What follows is a lot of bare breasts and sex on car hoods. This could be the first of many collaborations, said a spokesman for Primal Scream. "It wouldn’t surprise me if they work together in the future. They’re all good friends."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty