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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews