Fashion Scoops: Couture in Store … Prima Donna … Mack Attack …
COUTURE IN STORE: Donatella Versace has decided to take her upcoming couture show off the runway to present it in the company’s Paris flagship on Faubourg St. Honore. "This season felt like the right moment to make a change away from the runway...
COUTURE IN STORE: Donatella Versace has decided to take her upcoming couture show off the runway to present it in the company’s Paris flagship on Faubourg St. Honore. "This season felt like the right moment to make a change away from the runway and bring the collection back to our boutique," Versace said. "I’ve seen the wonderful reaction to the atelier when the press and clients see the collection up close. This is a way to present the clothes in a more personal and intimate environment and to focus on the clothing in a different way." The collection will obviously be edited down, but whether the clothes will be put on models or mannequins remains a question. While some might view the decision as another element of the house’s cost-cutting plan, especially after the joint show for the Versace and Versus spring collections, the designer is no newcomer to this choice: she last opted for this venue in January 2000.
PRIMA DONNA: Donna Karan ended up being a no-show at the party she was to host Monday night at L.A. music mogul Rick Rubin’s Hollywood pad because she was helping daughter Gabe finish her wedding plans. But Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, Daryl Hannah, Erika Christensen, Jacqui Getty and musicians Aimee Mann and Neil Finn all came out to toast the Vanity Fair concert series, which opened Tuesday night to a packed house at the Wiltern Theater.
MACK ATTACK: If she’d been life-size, no one could have smuggled her so quietly or so deviously out of the party. But the Bob Mackie-designed Fantasy Goddess of Asia Barbie Doll is about ruler-sized, so someone was able to swipe her from her display case while press and VIP buyers were glued to the California Market Center’s runway show Nov. 1. Those with legitimate intentions — and a desire to meet the real Mackie — can purchase designer-edition Mattel dolls at Inside the Designer’s Studio, a Jan. 17 fund-raiser for Otis College to be held at CMC.
WEDDINGS IN STORE: Amorous couples will be able to get more than their Christmas baubles at Selfridges this winter, when the store adds wedding ceremonies to its list of services. Selfridges was recently granted a license by the City of Westminster to conduct civil marriages at its Oxford Street flagship. "Selfridges is about inspiration and fun and offering our customers something new at every turn," said James Bidwell, marketing director of the store. Couples will be able to choose between the Premier Restaurant or the Lower Ground Atrium space. This new venture coincides with Selfridges’ "The Winter of Love" Christmas campaign, which includes a program of music and performances, as well as Christmas gifts.
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