DRIVE-THRU: For the Barneys New York event tonight honoring Narciso Rodriguez as an Audi Innovator, creative director Simon Doonan and his crew tried to go the distance to stage the dinner in the multilevel parking garage under...
DRIVE-THRU: For the Barneys New York event tonight honoring Narciso Rodriguez as an Audi Innovator, creative director Simon Doonan and his crew tried to go the distance to stage the dinner in the multilevel parking garage under the Beverly Hills flagship, which hosts Rene Russo and ceo Howard Socol — along with guests such as Lucy Liu, Amber Valetta, Jacqui Getty and Jada Pinkett Smith — would enter in the new Audi A8. Alas, even Doonan couldn’t solve the little issue of fumes that would inevitably spoil dinner. So it was back up to the fifth floor and the stunning skyline view at Barneys Greengrass.
SHOP ’TIL SHE DROPS: Evidently, for Britney Spears, there’s nothing like being chased by the paparazzi to get the shopping juices going. Following a mad dash Monday down Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood, the pop star rushed into the month-old Nanette Lepore boutique. The store manager quickly slammed and locked the door behind her repeat client, but could do little to shield her from the more than two dozen photographers and lookie-loos pressing their mugs against the front window. No matter. Spears swiftly dropped more than $700 on a pretty strapless orange floral-printed gray chiffon dress and two black tops (one lace, the other sheer) then escaped to her getaway car across the street. And the store got the Windex out to wipe down the window.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia