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.
“I grew up in New York but I hadn’t really experienced the city in any type of touristy way…This was probably the first museum I really explored and took the time to see,” said @haileybaldwin of the @whitneymuseum. On Tuesday night, Baldwin was joined by Jemima Kirke and more at the annual Whitney Museum Gala and Studio Party, which honored Lorna Simpson, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody. See more photos on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
Displayed starting this week at the @fashiontextilemuseum: An exhibition on designer @orlakiely titled “Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern,” which spans two decades and contains more than 150 pieces. “I want people to come away loving pattern and print. It’s something that makes you feel so good,” said the designer during a preview of the exhibit. Also on show are mood boards, samples, sketches and more. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)