MONTECITO MAMA: Donatella Versace has been enjoying the California sunshine and shopping. Last Friday, the designer stopped in the Montecito, Calif., boutique Dressed, near Santa Barbara, looking for a top to wear with a pink Versace suit that...
MONTECITO MAMA: Donatella Versace has been enjoying the California sunshine and shopping. Last Friday, the designer stopped in the Montecito, Calif., boutique Dressed, near Santa Barbara, looking for a top to wear with a pink Versace suit that was tucked in the trunk of her car. While purchasing the strapless Alison Trixie top, she announced, “This is a wonderful store, with some wonderful pieces. It has a real European flair.” Dressed, located on Coast Village Road, Montecito’s answer to Rodeo Drive, was also a stop for Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and local gal Oprah Winfrey this month.PUSHING THE VOTE: Former California first lady Sharon Davis, whose husband, former governor Gray Davis, was ousted in last year’s gubernatorial recall election (the state’s $17 billion budget deficit didn’t help), is a believer in bargains. “I got this on sale for $44 at Talbots,” declared Davis, wearing a textured coat from the retailer and Max Mara slacks. She was on hand Wednesday at a Los Angeles City Council meeting to promote Women’s Equality Day being celebrated on Aug. 26 to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as her four-month-old nonpartisan Web site, Shevotes.org, which encourages women to register to vote. It may be too late to save her husband’s job, but she thinks it can promote less campaign vitriol. “As a nonpartisan site, we can take away the negativity that turns women off in elections,” said Davis.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim