FACE TIME: When Jennifer Lopez was the face of your last ad campaign, how do you top it? With six beautiful faces, of course. That’s what Louis Vuitton is doing next season, organizing a mega-model reunion of sorts. The spring...
FACE TIME: When Jennifer Lopez was the face of your last ad campaign, how do you top it? With six beautiful faces, of course. That’s what Louis Vuitton is doing next season, organizing a mega-model reunion of sorts. The spring spots, slated to break in February magazines, feature Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Angela Lindvall, Liya Kebede and Karen Elson. Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the gaggle of beauties last month in the desert near Dubai. Each represents a different category: ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoes and accessories. “It felt a little bit like old times — that supermodel outing thing,” quipped Marc Jacobs, Vuitton’s creative director, who was along for the shoot. “They really look like desert goddesses and they really got into it.” Jacobs confessed that Vuitton, pleased with the J.Lo spots, would have liked to continue down the celebrity path, but he felt a new concept was needed — and the models rose to the challenge. “They all look like posters,” he said of the ads, which are still being retouched. “It’s very iconic: gorgeous, rich and luxurious.” Sounds very Vuitton.
PALACE COUP: President Bush may be back home from his London trip, but Buckingham Palace is still recovering from his visit. The members of the President’s huge entourage were all so keen to say that they had slept at the palace that Queen Elizabeth II’s poor ladies-in-waiting all had to move out for the duration of the Americans’ stay. Their temporary quarters? The nearby Goring Hotel on bustling Buckingham Palace Road — comfortable, but far from a palace.
Meanwhile, the royals were extra-careful not to upset Bush’s sensibilities. The queen’s librarian was asked two weeks before the President arrived to arrange an exhibit for the Buckingham Palace picture gallery of royal books and photos that showed the “special relationship” between Britain and the U.K. going back to Queen Victoria. There was only one rule — nothing to do with war.
GLAD RAGS: Rag dolls have never been so trendy. Unicef has asked 95 designers and artists, including Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferré and Krizia to dress a doll called the “Pigotta” for an auction that will help vaccinate children in need around the world. The auction will be held in the northeastern Italy town of Reggio Emilia, close to Bologna, on Saturday.The pigotta dressed by Armani is called Silvanella. The designer said he was inspired by a child from the south “who loves to dance and sing.” Silvanella wears a fuchsia satin dress with black leather straps and black hose with the designer’s logo, all inspired by next spring’s Emporio collection.
Ferré named his doll Hanako, which in Japanese means “the flower maiden.” Hanako wears a white organza blouse, silk-lined leather obi and mannish wool pinstripe pants.
Krizia’s namesake pigotta wears a black leather miniskirt, purple legwarmers and a bright green knit sweater.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)