MICHAEL'S GIRLS: The paparazzi snapped away at Kristin Davis and Rosario Dawson at Michael Kors' show Wednesday morning, but there were bigger stars to come: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were perched in his front row next to the company's co-owner, Lawrence Stroll. Zeta-Jones said she wears Kors' clothes all the time and had "a little sneak preview" of the line before she came. As for her latest project? She's awaiting the release of "The Legend of Zorro," in which she once again plays Antonio Banderas' wife. Davis, meanwhile, is currently filming a movie called "The Shaggy Dog," (they just shot in NoLIta), where she plays Tim Allen's wife. The film comes out in March.
DESIGNING DUO: It's a brave woman who opens up her West Village brownstone for a house party during fashion week, but that's just what Milla Jovovich did Tuesday night. The actress/model/singer and now fashion designer hosted an event with co-designer Carmen Hawk to celebrate their first appearance at the shows. The two, who have been designing from Los Angeles under the label Jovovich-Hawk, are currently in their fourth collection together, but Tuesday night they had something else to celebrate: After spending a week in Jovovich's native Ukraine as guests of the president, they moved production there and tripled the amount of stores that now carry their line of vintage-inspired, frilly dresses, suits and boleros (Barneys New York and Harvey Nichols, in addition to other boutiques, will carry the line in the fall).
So with the furniture removed, the rugs rolled up and a lush garden, five stories and a rooftop as the backdrop, Jovovich-Hawk-clad Michelle Alves, Lola Schnabel, Elettra Rossellini, Tasha Tilberg and Russian Vogue's Sophia Neophitou convened at the residential pad.
Good news is that nothing was broken during the fete, but that shouldn't be a surprise — it would take a brave reveler to pick a fight with a woman who has kicked so much zombie butt on the big screen.AFTER CALVIN, EUPHORIA: It's not unusual for a show's after party to be held in a designer's favorite restaurant or hot new boîte. But tonight, Calvin Klein is taking the concept up a notch. To celebrate the spring Calvin Klein Collection party and the launch of the new Euphoria fragrance (which is its first with new partner Coty/Lancaster), the Calvin team decided to rent a raw space at 547 West 21 Street and turn it into a nightclub. Inspired by the ads for the fragrance, "Club Euphoria" will be enveloped in a haze of purple beams and a sea of purple orchids. The space will be marked by a large pink neon Euphoria sign, and a black carpet will lead guests into the space that will feature an outpost of John McDonald's Lure Fishbar restaurant. Expect to find hosts Francisco Costa and Natalia Vodianova dancing the night away.
DONATELLA SIGHTING: With so many executives in town, it's hard to believe Donatella Versace managed to remain largely under the radar. On Monday night, Versace was seen dining at Mr. Chow with friend and former publicity director Jason Weisenfeld, now part of Lividini Weisenfeld Partners with Jaqui Lividini. The speculation in fashion circles is that Versace flew in to meet with potential candidates for the U.S. vice president of public relations post. She is expected in London on Saturday for the reopening of the company's London flagship on Sloane Street.
STAR SEARCH: Fashion Rocks, the mammoth fund-raiser for Prince Charles' youth charity, The Prince's Trust, is decamping from London to Monaco — but with the usual cast of international fashion and music glitterati. Scheduled for Oct. 17 — with Swarovski as the lead sponsor and Jerry Hall as the host — the lineup of designers includes Alexander McQueen, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Calvin Klein and Viktor & Rolf. Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi and Kasabian are among the confirmed musical guests. Also expect a mélange of bold-faced names, from Prince Albert II of Monaco to Kelly Osbourne.ICE, ICE, BABY: Apparently one supermodel still thinks it's the Eighties. Naomi Campbell, who was scheduled to appear in jeweler Chris Aire's runway presentation in the New York Public Library on Tuesday evening, stormed out during the fittings when she learned she wasn't wearing the jaw-dropping dress that would close the show. Aire instead chose May Anderson to model the $41 million garment made of 3,500 carats of diamonds and his own trademarked red gold.
Anderson was ecstatic about the opportunity. "It was so amazing," she gushed. "I was the only model that needed to have my jewelry fitted."
Other models, including Wyclef Jean, Tyson Beckford and Larry Hughes of the Cleveland Cavaliers, strutted their stuff in clothes by Annebet Duvall and Ron and Ron, and diamond and red gold belts, earrings, necklaces, rings and watches by Aire. Aire stored the pieces, valued at some $250 million, in their own room in the library until seconds after the show's opening performance by hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari and rapper Mos Def came to a raucous close.
Attendees, including Selma Blair, Ashanti and Regina King, were chatting it up in the show's front row, but at least one guest had nothing to say about the evening. Foxy Brown was suffering from a bout of laryngitis and politely declined interviews, while sending notes to her friends on her publicist's BlackBerry.
@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