LAURYN LABEL: Clearly, songstress Lauryn Hill was taking diligent notes all those times she sat in the front row at Giorgio Armani’s shows. She was spotted on Thursday at Paris’ Première Vision textiles show, coming out...
LAURYN LABEL: Clearly, songstress Lauryn Hill was taking diligent notes all those times she sat in the front row at Giorgio Armani’s shows. She was spotted on Thursday at Paris’ Première Vision textiles show, coming out of the booth set up by Reggiani, the high-end Italian mill known for stretch wovens. When asked the obvious question these days: Are you doing your own line, she said, “I’m thinking about it. I’m here doing research.”
PINNING AIDS: Many people have discussed many things at the rooftop bar of 60 Thompson, but perhaps few with as much passion and information as Ashley Judd on the AIDS crisis. “This isn’t a cause, this is a global emergency,” the actress said after speaking in a panel discussion downstairs on behalf of YouthAIDS, an organization that brings AIDS awareness to teens and young adults. Judd, who is YouthAIDS global ambassador, was joined by her sister Wynonna, Carlos and Deborah Santana, Dido, Teen People managing editor Amy Barnett, MAC chairman John Demsey, BMG president and chief operating officer Charles Goldstuck, YouthAIDS director Kate Roberts and jeweler David Yurman, who designed a pin and pendant benefitting YouthAIDS. Roberts saluted BMG’s and MAC’s efforts in fund-raising and AIDS awareness. The MAC AIDS Foundation was established 10 years ago and has since raised $37 million.
One hundred percent of sales of Yurman’s silver YouthAIDS pin and pendant will be donated to the organization. The pieces will be carried starting today at all David Yurman boutiques, select Saks Fifth Avenues, Bloomingdale’s and Marshall Field’s and on neimanmarcus.com. They will retail for $100. “It’s the gift that gives twice,” Roberts said before mentioning that it costs $10 to educate and protect one person. Judd quickly did the math and emphatically chimed in, “No, it’s the gift that gives 10 times.”
SAKS LADIES: With President Bush, John Kerry and more than 100 world leaders in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, getting around Manhattan on Monday may have been a little challenging. But obstacles never get in the way of the city’s top socialites, especially when it comes to a little charity and retail therapy. So a group of well-heeled women came to Saks Fifth Avenue to toast Jamee Gregory, Leslie Jones and Lavinia Snyder on behalf of the 16th annual preview party for The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, which benefits The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. They included Shoshanna Gruss, Muffie Potter Aston, Bettina Zilkha, Joanne de Guardiola, Coco Kopelman, Alexandra Lind-Rose, Hilary Geary, Emilia Fanjul, Somers Farkas and Karen LeFrak.Fred Wilson, Saks Fifth Avenue’s chairman and chief executive officer, teamed with Graff ceo Henri Barguirdjian and Bill Blass ceo Michael Groveman to host the luncheon and Blass spring fashion show, which was accessorized with glittering Graff jewels.
“One of the great perks aside from raising money for Memorial Sloan-Kettering is that I get to wear Graff jewelry at the opening,” quipped Gregory,” and what could be more fun?”
REEL LIFE: It’s a scene familiar to many Chanel employees: a man and his mistress shopping for sexy black dresses in the Madison Avenue boutique. But when the couple in question is Graydon Carter and Susan Sarandon and the scene is in the upcoming Jude Law flick “Alfie,” it’s cause for celebration. On Tuesday night at Soho House, Chanel hosted a screening of the film for members of the fashion press, who included Harper’s Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey and Vogue’s Grace Coddington. The crowd, clearly amused by all the sartorial references, let out a collective laugh when Law’s character admits that he’s “a bit of a fashion whore.” Director Charles Shyer’s daughter, Annie Meyers-Shyer, who just happens to work in the accessories department at Bazaar, introduced the film. “I don’t know what’s more exciting for me,” she said. “To be introducing my father’s film or getting my first Chanel jacket.” Well, it was borrowed, but a girl can try.
FASHION PLATÉE: When the New York City Opera stages its revival of Rameau’s comic opera ballet “Platée” beginning on Tuesday, the company will have a heightened sense of levity thanks to Isaac Mizrahi.
Mizrahi designed costumes for the production, first staged at the City Opera in 2000, which retells the French baroque satire of the frog princess Platée. To teach his jealous wife Juno a lesson, a character named Jupiter pretends to court the vain frog princess, ultimately teaching the gods the true meaning of trust and Platée humility.“The reason I adored working on ‘Platée’ was because (a) I adore the music and (b) I relate to her, the frog queen,” Mizrahi said. “Somewhere it’s my life story, living in a swamp, being tricked by the gods and goddesses.”
“Platée,” featuring Jean-Paul Fouchécourt in the title role and directed and choreographed by Mizrahi’s friend Mark Morris, will be performed through Oct. 16.
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