INVITATION REQUIRED: The guest list can’t be confirmed yet, but it’s rumored that Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Gwyneth Paltrow and any other top celebrities in town for the MTV VMA awards will be attending the late-night post-bash hosted by...
INVITATION REQUIRED: The guest list can’t be confirmed yet, but it’s rumored that Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Gwyneth Paltrow and any other top celebrities in town for the MTV VMA awards will be attending the late-night post-bash hosted by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs next Thursday. A spokesman for the event was tight-lipped about the guest list, saying with typical pr hyperbole that the event will be "the greatest party in New York City" with a "very strict guest list."
The location is rumored to be Cipriani, where P. Diddy has held some of his fashion shows, but even that is up in the air. Start time? About 11:45 p.m., going until about 4 the next morning.
Party sponsors include Motorola, Chrysler, Sean John and Reebok. "The gift bags are of unprecedented proportions," he promised. "Ridiculous."
COMMANDO PERFORMANCE: The Freedom America, the Tommy Hilfiger-sponsored entry in the upcoming "Around Alone" yacht race, left its perch on the Hudson River on Thursday night, sailing off to Newport, R.I., for last-minute preparations before the race begins back in New York on Sept. 15. During its month-long stay at the Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, designer Tommy Hilfiger only had a chance to make one excursion on the boat, but Joel Horowitz, chief executive officer of the apparel company, actually steered the 50-foot boat on a really windy day. "He really loved it," said Brad Van Liew, who will captain the yacht through the eight-month race and is now stripping down its accoutrements to the bare bones, considering every ounce counts when it comes to speed. That includes cutting his toothbrush in half and, on a fashion note, paring down his Hilfiger-designed wardrobe to the essentials: "I never wear underwear," he said. "Just a T-shirt for every four days and I wear one pair of shorts a week."
FLY GIRL: Stella McCartney has gone street — literally — with her current advertising campaign. In a bid to create a groovy, underground vibe, McCartney has mounted an outdoor poster campaign in London. The posters, slapped on walls across town, bear the same erotic illustrations by David Remfry as the ad campaign — and that’s it. There’s no designer name, no copy, no nothing. "Other designers haven’t done this," said a spokesman for McCartney. "It’s more of a music industry approach."McCartney’s ad campaign broke in September issues of W, V, Harper’s Bazaar, U.S. Vogue and U.S. Elle.
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