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.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.