BEHNAZ BY THE BAY: Behnaz Sarafpour hadn’t been to San Francisco in a long time, but Saks Fifth Avenue and Vanessa Getty managed to lure her out West. On Wednesday, the San Francisco socialite teamed up with the retailer to host a trunk show of Sarafpour’s holiday collection. More than 60 women shopped the two-hour event, with the most popular items including a hand-sequined tank top for $1,665 retail, a duchesse satin trumpet skirt for $450 and Sarafpour’s “Lace Heart” silk crepe de chine dress for $1,310. Five percent of sales were donated to Getty’s charity, San Francisco Bay Humane Friends. Getty returned the favor and threw a dinner in honor of Sarafpour at San Francisco hot spot A16 that night. “She had such an eclectic group, from the district attorney of San Francisco to the best plastic surgeon in town to a polo player,” said Sarafpour, who spent much of the evening talking with Vanessa Carlton and Stephan Jenkins, Carlton’s boyfriend and the lead singer of Third Eye Blind.“I love San Francisco,” Sarafpour gushed. “I woke up in my hotel with cable cars ringing outside the window — the classic San Francisco sound.” CLASS REUNION: The legendary, London-based Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts is celebrating its centenary with a coffee-table book and an accompanying portrait show at the Getty Images Gallery, which opened this week. The show, called “Off Stage,” runs until Aug. 20 and features portraits of 100 famous former students, including Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Joan Collins, Roger Moore, Imelda Staunton and Alan Rickman. Photographer Cambridge Jones shot the photos, which will become part of a permanent show at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank later this month. The book, also called “Off Stage,” is published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Seen last night at @coach’s launch party for “Life Coach,” an interactive pop-up in Soho: @joansmalls. Open now, visitors of the pop-up can engage in themes of “creativity and self-expression,” through tarot, carnival games, live performances and art. See the rest of the party pics on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @vnina)
“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)