Fashion Scoops: Free Rise…No, No Anastacia…Advantage Williams…What A Woman
FREE RIDE: During Fashion Week, it’s usually the magazine editors and stylists reaping the goodies. Not so during Mercedes-Benz Shows LA, where a handful of designers enjoyed the use of a Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 for the week. Too bad the...
FREE RIDE: During Fashion Week, it’s usually the magazine editors and stylists reaping the goodies. Not so during Mercedes-Benz Shows LA, where a handful of designers enjoyed the use of a Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 for the week. Too bad the privilege of driving the $60,000-plus convertible falls during the busiest, most important fashion moment in a designer’s life, said Alicia Lawhon, one of the lucky recipients of the cars, as well as a venue grant from producer 7th on Sixth. “We’ve just finished the show and now I have to get ready for market week, so I haven’t had a chance to drive it much,” she said regretfully. Her favorite part of the car so far? “The door, it’s so substantial, so heavy, the minute I felt it, I knew I wanted one.”
NO, NO ANASTACIA: “This is the only show I come to because I’m a very big fan of Daniella [Clarke],” declared songstress Anastacia at the Frankie B. show during Mercedes-Benz Shows LA. She’s also collaborating with the designer on “Survivor Chick” T-shirts to benefit the Anastacia Fund at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Having undergone treatment herself for breast cancer this year, the 30-year-old said the focus of the campaign is to promote young women’s awareness of the disease. Anastacia and Clarke will design the T-shirts together to sell at retail stores nationwide next year. No stranger to design, Anastacia was wearing a Frankie B. denim shirt with a silk and gauze layered skirt she had made. But that’s as far as she’ll take her sartorial talents. “I’m not thinking about my own line,” she said.
ADVANTAGE WILLIAMS: The Williams sisters will be showing off their fashion sense — as in their designs — tonight at a charity gala in Santa Monica. As part of an annual fashion show organized by the Women’s Tennis Association, Serena Williams will hit the catwalk in her new line of eveningwear, Aneres, the tennis star’s first name spelled backwards, and Venus Williams will model Wilson’s Leather, a brand she endorses. Jennifer Capriati and Brandy Norwood are among the celebs lined up to walk the runway, with Capriati’s friend, Matthew Perry, on board as emcee of the show at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel.WHAT A WOMAN: Vera Wang will receive a Woman of the Year Award from Glamour magazine at its Women of the Year Awards gala, to be held Nov. 10 at the American Museum of Natural History. Sharon Stone is expected to wear a gown by the designer when she presents her with the award.
Though Glamour’s being tight-lipped about who the other winners are, this is the 14th consecutive year the magazine has staged the event, which has honored such personalities as Madonna, Hilary Rodham Clinton and Picabo Street.
Wang, a former ice-skater, is also set to be honored by the Ice Theatre of New York during the group’s annual gala Wednesday.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@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)