AN ICONIC BEAUTY: MAC Cosmetics has picked French actress Catherine Deneuve as its next "beauty icon." Deneuve follows Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli in the role. Deneuve will headline a MAC color collection that will be launched globally in February. The legendary beauty, whose career has spanned more than four decades, is no stranger to the cosmetics world — she served as the face of Chanel No.5 in the early Eighties.
RETAIL DETAIL: Bernard Arnault appreciates art, but not that much. The LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton kingpin took the unusual step Tuesday of issuing a press release to "formally deny" a French radio report that LVMH would be converting its giant Samaritaine department store into an art foundation. As reported, the landmark retailer on the Seine was shuttered earlier this month because of fire safety concerns, prompting widespread union actions and some wild theorizing about LVMH's plans for the site. Security inspectors are expected to propose recommendations next week for how to proceed with renovations.
CHARMED LIFE: Tori Spelling isn't stopping with jewelry. Spelling told friends last weekend over a dinner marking the Los Angeles launch of her jewelry line Maven that she wants to start her own lifestyle brand. "We do want to snowball Maven into something more — fashion, shoes, accessories," said Spelling at the soiree at her publicist Brian Long's home. "That's why we called [the jewelry line] Maven, because it's all-encompassing. We are mavens of everything, mavens of everything fashion." Already in the works is Mavenette, which she hopes will charm a younger crowd with silver necklaces retailing at $50. Spelling discovered her inner designer when she and longtime friend Mehran Farhat created a diamond pave dog bone last year to benefit Much Love Animal Rescue. The charm necklaces, with names such as "Vegas Baby" and "Love Chain" retail for about $540 at Fred Segal and Kitson, among other specialty shops.
MIDDLE EAST GETS PHAT: CNN's Soledad O'Brien was the master of ceremonies at The Wayuu Taya Foundation Benefit Monday night at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York honoring Lila Downs, Edward James Olmos and Russell Simmons for their contributions to the indigenous people of Latin America.Dressed in a flowy, black Alberta Ferretti gown, O'Brien admitted she wasn't completely at ease on the red carpet. "I don't mind being on the other side of the interview, but that is something different," she said gesturing to the incessant flashes behind her as photographers snapped Wilmer Valderrama. "He gets that everywhere he goes! How do you go around like that?" she wondered. Simmons entered with his wife, Kimora Lee, dressed in what she thought was Escada, "I think it's Escada," she said. "Whatever it is, it's old. I just grabbed it out of my closet." Simmons said he's been busy scouting out locations for new Phat Farm stores. "We're opening a new store in London and stores in the Middle East," he said.
MAZEL TOV: Zac Posen can now add the prefix "uncle" to his name. On June 8, his sister and creative director Alexandra and her husband, Nils Folke Anderson, became the parents of Cyrus Everett Anderson, who weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces when she gave birth to him at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. Cyrus is the first grandchild for Susan Posen, the Posen clan's matriarch and chief executive officer at the designer's company. Zac, meanwhile, already has fashion plans of his own. "I can't wait to do a baby line," he quipped. "I'd love to start developing my client base from birth."
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)