Fashion Scoops: At First Blush … Rai of Light … Crazy in Versace …
AT FIRST BLUSH: Could Jean Paul Gaultier, the French designer who put men in skirts, now be sending them to the makeup counter? Rumor has it that Beauté Prestige International, his beauty licensee, is about to launch color cosmetics for men under...
AT FIRST BLUSH: Could Jean Paul Gaultier, the French designer who put men in skirts, now be sending them to the makeup counter? Rumor has it that Beauté Prestige International, his beauty licensee, is about to launch color cosmetics for men under the Gaultier label, along with a new men’s fragrance. As a teaser, BPI just sent beauty journalists in Europe mysterious little black boxes containing an eraser. “Erase your preconceptions,” an insert advises. The media is also invited to the Paris event on June 27, which happens to be the same day as Gaultier’s men’s fashion show.
BPI executives could not be reached for comment.
RAI OF LIGHT: Arresting Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai has just landed herself a new leading role — as an international ambassadress for L’Oréal Paris. Rai joins a long list of actresses-cum-spokesmodels for L’Oréal including Catherine Deneuve and Andie MacDowell. Rai recently sat on the jury of Cannes International Film Festival and was a former Miss World. Her films credits include “Devdas” and the upcoming Anglo-Indian version of “Pride and Prejudice.”
CRAZY IN VERSACE: Beyoncé Knowles, one third of the pop trio Destiny’s Child, might have missed the Versace show last year but is making up for it in her new video, Crazy in Love. Knowles wears a orange silk minidress with fuchsia chiffon insets from the spring collection along with matching jewels. Meanwhile, the songstress donned a green silk bustier dress from Versace’s fall 2003 collection for the MTV Movie Awards, which air tonight.
CARDONA’S ANGELS: Newly minted Cerruti designer David Cardona doesn’t have any plans to give up his signature line, as fashion fans who flock to see “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” will notice when it hits theaters June 27. For stars Drew Barrymore and Lucy’s Liu’s pivotal fight scene with nemesis Demi Moore, costume designer Joseph Aulisi tapped Cardona to customize two black leather jackets from his fall 2003 collection for the actresses. “My collection was very aggressive and bitchy, and I think that’s what the studio wanted for this scene,” said Cardona from his Santa Monica, Calif., studio. “Both jackets [long-sleeved for Barrymore and short-sleeved for Liu] are corseted and tight on the body.” Angel lovers can order their very own jackets, which retail for $2,900 and $1,800, respectively, but at least they won’t have to order eight copies of each, as Columbia Pictures did to accommodate stunt doubles and damage done during the cat fight de la creme.THIERRY CLOTH: There was an extra sense of urgency at a Thierry Mugler press sale in Paris Wednesday, since owner Clarins plans to soon shutter the fashion house to focus on the fragrance business. Journalists got first dibs on a piece of fashion history from a hodgepodge of suits and sportswear from Mugler’s 2002 collections. It was a sad moment for Mugler diehards, who lamented the dearth of hard-core Eighties looks like corseted suits. “I’m looking for collector’s items,” said Odette Bombardier, an accessories designer shopping the sale. “It’s the end of an era. But Mugler isn’t the same any more.” Dominique le Couturier, television producer, had to admit she’s not surprised the house is closing. “It doesn’t correspond to the image of the modern women anymore,” she said. “It became too sophisticated: fashion for women on a pedestal.” Still, a bargain’s a bargain: Prices start at about $30. The sale, now open to the public, runs through Saturday.
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