Fashion Scoops: Lauder Honors … An Italian’s Feast … Lots of Lacroix …
LAUDER HONORS: Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice president of the Estée Lauder Cos., will be awarded the Legion of Honor today by François Bujon de l’Estrang, the French ambassador to the U.S. During an evening ceremony at the...
LAUDER HONORS: Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice president of the Estée Lauder Cos., will be awarded the Legion of Honor today by François Bujon de l’Estrang, the French ambassador to the U.S. During an evening ceremony at the consulate general’s residence in New York, Lauder will receive France’s highest decoration for civil achievement for helping to build her family’s business, contributing to French charities and founding the Breast Cancer Research Foundation nearly a decade ago. "I never dreamed when I was learning French in high school that I would be standing in the French consulate receiving an award like that," Lauder remarked Tuesday. Lauder’s husband Leonard, the chairman of Estée Lauder, has received the medal three times and his mother, Estée, has received it once.
AN ITALIAN’S FEAST: Even though his other half wasn’t there, Domenico Dolce rented out Il Buco and hosted a private dinner for 50 luminaries Tuesday night. The guest list included such socialites as Rena Sindi, Tuleh’s Amanda Brooks and Samantha and Serena Boardman.
LOTS OF LACROIX: Guests at tonight’s Trophées des Arts Gala will not only be able to toast honoree Christian Lacroix, they can also buy his love. Among the items being auctioned to benefit the French Institute Alliance Français is a package that includes a $3,500 gift certificate for Lacroix merchandise at Saks Fifth Avenue, plus a ticket to his couture show in Paris next July and a cocktail with the designer afterward. Also up for bid is a portrait of Charlize Theron — wearing Lacroix — taken by Gilles Bensimon for Elle
FUNERAL SONG: Adidas wound up with some unexpected publicity at Tuesday’s funeral for slain DJ Jam Master Jason "Jay" Mizell. Pallbearers wore unlaced crown-toe Adidas sneakers, and other attendees also sported the brand as a sendoff to the Run DMC member known for his rap, "My Adidas."
Unlike today, when rappers are paid to work brand names into their verse and brands like Reebok have held contests for aspiring rappers to do so, Mizell initially had no ties to Adidas in the early Eighties. Adidas later used Run DMC for occasional special events and provided them with products. Adidas declined to comment Tuesday, other than to say they are in close contact with his family and plan to do something in his honor at an appropriate time. An internal memo circulated at the company’s headquarters expressed the loss of "an Adidas family member and for some employees a close personal friend."
PLAID AFFAIR: Expect a British invasion at Thursday night’s Burberry party for its new digs. On hand to celebrate the 57th Street store’s opening will be Viscount and Viscountess Linley, Lucy and Alice Sykes, Sophie Dahl, Hamish Bowles, Stella Tennant, Violet Fraser, Glenda Bailey, Mario Testino, Fabien Baron, Anne McNally, Eileen and Jerry Ford, Anne Slater, Vanessa von Bismarck and, of course, Nicky Hilton.
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)
The @cfda has shifted the dates of #NYFW, with Men’s showing on February 5 through February 7, and Women’s will directly follow, running from February 8 through 14. The preliminary schedule will be released on the CFDA’s web site in the next few days, but Mark Beckham, VP of marketing for the CFDA, revealed that @rafsimons will be back to close the men’s-specific part of the week with a show on February 7 #wwdfashion (📷: Kelly Taub)
@ferragamo is introducing a new space dedicated to the development of women’s and men’s leather good samples. The laboratory, which is created eco-friendly materials and designed to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing processes, will allow the company to expand its accessories offering through traditional artisanal approaches. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
How does a “regular, degular, schmegular” girl from the Bronx, N.Y., become a Grammy-nominated artist with a certified platinum record in less than a year? Call it the @iamcardib come up. The 25-year-old has become a musical sensation, and the fashion world is taking note. “If I could describe her style I would say drama. She’s really into the dramatics,” says Cardi B’s stylist @kollincarter. See how Carter styles her bold and out there looks with the link in bio. #wwdfashion
“There is no formula. There is no guideline. I can watch Ted Talks all day, but there is no one who can advise me on exactly what it is I should be doing,” said @ronniefieg, CEO of @kith, in an interview with WWD’s @ariahughes at the brand’s new SoHo office in Manhattan. Head to WWD.com to see how Fieg went from hanging out in shoe stockrooms at 13 to building his own business. #wwdfashion (📷: @weston.wells)
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion