DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Tom Cruise appears to be obsessed with something other than Katie Holmes. In his new flick, "War of the Worlds,'' which arrives in theaters Wednesday, Cruise wears Paper Denim & Cloth GT001 jeans throughout. In fact, 200 pairs of the jeans were sent to Cruise while filming. He is said to have liked the jeans so much that he placed an even bigger order for his role in "Mission: Impossible III," slated for release next year. Cruise wannabes can get their own pair of GT001 jeans at Barneys New York or Bloomingdale's, where they retail for $182.
DIAMOND FICTION: For an actress, timing is everything. "I'm obsessed with punctuality," said Uma Thurman at the George V Four Seasons hotel in Paris, where she was making her debut Thursday as the new face fortimepiece brand Tag Heuer. In the role, she joins golf pro Tiger Woods and tennis diva Maria Sharapova. "I can't believe I actually convinced Tag Heuer that I could be an athlete," quipped Thurman. "It was like receiving the bronze." At the event, she sported the brand's square case watch dripping with diamonds, called Diamond Fiction. Could "Kill Time" be in production?
ECKO TUNES IN: Marc Ecko and Carolina Herrera, designers and board members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America held a fund-raising auction Wednesday night titled, "Style & Sound: A Case for a Cause," to benefit the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer charity. Fourteen designers created their own iPod cases (to be auctioned with an iPod) and teamed with an A-List partner to create the corresponding playlist. The designing duos included Ecko and Mary J. Blige; Max Azria and Brittany Murphy; Carmen Marc Valvo and Vanessa Williams, and Sean Combs as designer of both the case and the playlist. "This can be the biggest fund-raising event for the CFDA," said Ecko, who, as the youngest CFDA member, wanted to create a project that combined style, music and fashion. Valvo's iPod and case was auctioned for $600. The auction raised more than $20,000 but will continue to raise funds, as Ecko created a case that will be sold exclusively in Apple stores for $24.99. All proceeds will go to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.STARS AND STRIPES: Mariah Carey will supply the soundtrack for this year's Macy's Fourth of July fireworks spectacular in New York. Carey will have the spotlight to herself because this is the first year the show will feature just one musical performer. Carey's latest album, "The Emancipation of Mimi," has gone double platinum, securing Carey her spot as the most successful female recording artist of all time.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)