BARNEYS OASIS: Barneys New York is preparing to provide beauty makeovers, of all things, at the Republican National Convention in New York starting later this month. The upscale retailer will set up a complimentary day spa at the media center...
BARNEYS OASIS: Barneys New York is preparing to provide beauty makeovers, of all things, at the Republican National Convention in New York starting later this month. The upscale retailer will set up a complimentary day spa at the media center in the James A. Farley Building across from Madison Square Garden, where about 15,000 journalists will converge. New York’s convention host committee is also weighing whether to install a pool table in the spa, called the Oasis, which will be designed by Barneys’ staff. For women, there will be makeup, mini facials, micro-dermabrasion and waxing. Male journalists needing a lift can expect haircuts, shoeshines, pedicures and hot towels. To help things run smoothly, Barneys will rely on Taylor Piedra, concierge at its Madison Avenue flagship. Barneys is among dozens of businesses sponsoring convention events. “It’s a goodwill gesture” toward the city and visitors, a Barneys spokeswoman said.
A BEAUTIFUL MIND: Who says models aren’t smart? Or, at least, good at trivia. Top model Amanda Moore played bar trivia at Midtown institution Rocky Sullivan’s Thursday night, where snarky quizmaster Liam MacNiallais threw out questions such as, “Who bought New York from the American Indians?” or, “What were the last three movies to win Best Picture Oscars?”
Moore and her team, the Busted Bitches, came in third place, only two points behind the winning Cock Goblins and second-place You Must Be Squidding. “It’s the first time I’ve done this,” she said. “But I’ll do it again next time I’m here.” Even though Moore recently walked the fall couture shows of Elie Saab and Anne Valérie Hash, she sported a pin that said, “Take this couture and shove it.” Indeed. Previously, Jimmy Fallon was spotted partaking of brainy boozing at Sullivan’s, too.
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast