Fashion Scoops: Going Once … Total Sellout … On with the Show
GOING ONCE…: The denouement at Yves Saint Laurent couture is finally playing out its final moments. Most remaining employees are slated to exit 5 Avenue Marceau for the last time next Thursday, some nine months after the legendary couturier...
GOING ONCE…: The denouement at Yves Saint Laurent couture is finally playing out its final moments. Most remaining employees are slated to exit 5 Avenue Marceau for the last time next Thursday, some nine months after the legendary couturier staged his retirement collection.
What comes next? The designer and couture chief Pierre Bergé remain mum on their intentions, but the rumor mill is churning possibilities galore. Sources say the fabled premises are being considered for the YSL Museum in the remote and industrial 19th arrondissement. Meanwhile, Bergé’s eponymous auction house is gearing up for its first sale. Word has it the Plaza Athenee hotel will play host Dec. 5 to 10.
TOTAL SELLOUT: If you haven’t picked up Grace Coddington’s 408-page retrospective tome, "Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue," it might be too late. Copies of the $120 book on the shelves now are the last left. Publisher Steidl with nary a copy, can’t accept orders, and Coddington’s distributor, DAP, sold its remaining six press copies to Helmut Lang when the Coddington fan called up desperate for the book.
ON WITH THE SHOW: Sorry to miss Tuesday’s National Design awards at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Suzy Menkes made sure she had some presence for her friend Geoffrey Beene. The International Herald Tribune writer sent her likeness in the shape of a cookie, which former Saks Fifth Avenue publicist Helen O’Hagan planted on Beene’s place setting. Another absentee, Agnes Gund, was equally inventive. Unable to present Beene with his award as planned, Gund appeared in a homemade video, showing off dresses and coats from her closet, even turning up a cuff or two to accentuate the reversible fabric.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty