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BELLES OF THE BALL: Is Presidential niece Lauren Bush now a designer? She plans to accompany Tommy Hilfiger to the CFDA Awards tonight, but she won't be wearing one of his designs. Bush, who appears exclusively in Hilfiger's ad campaigns, came up with...
BELLES OF THE BALL: Is Presidential niece Lauren Bush now a designer? She plans to accompany Tommy Hilfiger to the CFDA Awards tonight, but she won't be wearing one of his designs. Bush, who appears exclusively in Hilfiger's ad campaigns, came up with her own dress, sketched it herself and asked Hilfiger to sew it up for her. The pale green and blue toga features flowy layers of silk chiffon that will wrap tightly around her torso, down to her hips and cascade into a solid skirt with one long slit for the appropriate leg action. Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz will accompany Ralph Lauren, and Nicole Kidman is coming with Karl Lagerfeld. However, the CFDA would like to clarify that Josh Hartnett, who still isn't coming, was never asked to present the Men's Designer of the Year award.PARTY PEOPLE: The awards ceremony might be a lot smaller, but the celebration is lasting much longer. Honorees at this year's CFDA Awards are throwing four days of events to acknowledge their achievements, and also to give some of their friends a chance to get in on the party action, since they can't get into the big event tonight.The festivities were expected to start Sunday night with a kickoff cocktail party and dinner for Bloomingdale's fashion director Kal Ruttenstein at 60 Thompson. Then, after tonight's awards, winners Karl Lagerfeld, Hedi Slimane and Stephen Gan are throwing a more intimate, late-night party on Madison Street in Chinatown billed as "Cafe Society," where the trio are expected to perform bartender duties and Linda Evangelista and Amber Valetta will be DJs. Tips will go to charity. On Tuesday, Lagerfeld will be feted with a luncheon by Interview editor in chief Ingrid Sischy and a dinner by Oscar and Annette de la Renta.For those still standing on Wednesday, Cornelia Guest will wrap things up with a party for her mother, Fashion Icon Award winner C.Z. Guest.WEIGHT-LISTED: Those eager to get that "Lagerfeld-lite" look will have to be patient. Karl Lagerfeld, who spectacularly shed more than 90 pounds in 11 months, said he won't release his eagerly awaited diet book "3D" until fall. The designer had expected the 250-page soft-cover tome to come out this spring in French, English and other languages, but the translations need additional tweaking. Besides, Lagerfeld relishes the fact that he will have maintained his asparagus-thin silhouette for a year by autumn, giving his rigorous regime more credibility. "Often when people write diet books," he said, "by the time it comes out, they're fat again."STYLE DOWNLOAD: Photographer Nick Knight and designer Yohji Yamamoto are putting a new stitch in the Internet. Yamamoto created a garment pattern that, starting June 5, can be downloaded free from Knight's multimedia site Showstudio.com. Yamamoto also offers instructions on how to assemble the long-sleeved top adapted from his diffusion line, Y's Yohji Yamamoto. "The fabric should be some kind of wool," he councils. Knight photographed a finished garment to suggest how it could be assembled. He plans to invite participants to e-mail photos of their creations and post them on the site.NEW IN THE SADDLE AT POLO: Polo wants to dress celebrities and other high-profile clients on the East Coast, so it has tapped Edward O'Sullivan as director of public relations and client services. He was director of client services for Yves Saint Laurent, where he has clothed the likes of Sting, Bono, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and Christy Turlington (who made a big splash wearing YSL to the Costume Institute gala last year).Crystal Moffett-Lourd continues as a consultant to Polo in Los Angeles.O'Sullivan, based in New York, reports to Michel Botbol, vice president and creative director of global fashion communications, and Jim Hardy, senior vice president of flagships.HUSSEIN MAN: Hussein Chalayan will unveil his first men's wear collection next month in Paris -- and boy does it sound complicated. The 35-piece collection is called "Absence and Presence" and will include formal, casual and sportswear. According to a statement from the company, the collection will apply Chalayan's Airmail concept. "Chalayan proposes that clothing carry the remnants of packaging and the action of its removal." The collection will be produced by the Italian manufacturer Gibo, and be priced around $280 to $400 for a suit. A source close to Chalayan, however, insists that the collection is not as strange as it sounds. "At the end of the day he's selling clothes. This collection is 100 percent Chalayan -- but far simpler than his women's collection."
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