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.
Exclusive: Nicola Formichetti is parting ways with @diesel after nearly four years. Formichetti, who served as Lady Gaga’s stylist in 2009, joined Diesel in 2013 as creative and artistic director. His first show debuted in Venice with a show held at the Venetian Arsenal. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
The polo shirt - an icon of preppy style - is roaring back into fashion in many creative guises, like this A-line polyester top from @carven, worn with @31philliplim cotton and elastane pants. Designers stretched a fashion classic into all kinds of new permutations this season. See how @mayteallende styled the preppy trend on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📸 : Kinya)
(Market Editors: @andrew_shang and @elmercer, Makeup: @amandawilsonmakeup using @fentybeauty, Hair: @gonn24, Model: @bara_holotova at @women360mgmt)
“I do like period [projects] a lot because I like creating those worlds, a world that is different from today," costume designer Mark Bridges said about the '50s British couture featured in @phantomthread. Bridges created the overall aesthetic and individual fashion looks for the film, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps. Pictured here is a gown he designed for Krieps who plays Alma – the love interest of Day-Lewis' character, Reynolds Woodcock. #wwdfashion
@prada is embracing the holiday season with a series of short movies about the art of gift-giving. "The Postman's Gifts", which was directed by American filmmaker Autumn de Wilde, focuses on the brand's signature Prada Galleria bag and features Elijah Wood as the postman. In the first two episodes, Wood's delivers the iconic bag to @emmaroberts, who plays herself as a movie star, and Sasha Frolova. #wwdfashion
“I think I never met the person while we were working,” Vicky Krieps said of Daniel Day-Lewis, who she plays the love interest of in “Phantom Thread.” Day-Lewis remained perennially in character, so much so that she feels she’s just meeting him now. “It’s interesting to see how different he is in real life to the character,” Krieps said. WWD sat down with the 34-year-old actress to talk about her new role in the period film, which brings the fifties’ gender dynamics into the mix. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@gucci has expanded its “Places” project to include six new cities. The initiative, which was first unveiled in July, aims to invite people to explore inspirational locations for the brand. On the list is the Biblioteca Angelica library in Rome pictured here. See the other five new venues on WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @massimo_listri_official)
#ad From tools to lashes, WWD rounded up wellness and beauty products guaranteed to take your skin care and makeup routines to the next level in 2018. Follow along as @laceandleatherbyelyse, @ashnfashn and @elleisalwayshere experiment with these products on their Instagram profiles and blogs. #NewYearBetterYou
Blogger @camilacoelho is one of the fastest growing beauty influencers around the world. The bilingual blogger has worked with brands like @revolve Beauty, @dior, @louisvuitton and more and has an Earned Media Value of $34,338,441, according to @tribedynamics. But Coelho isn’t the only influencer making a major impact — head to WWD.com to see the other fastest-growing influencers in six key global markets. #beautyfridays (📷: @zefashioninsider)