NEW DO: Do blondes really have more fun? Eva Mendes is about to find out firsthand. Mendes chopped almost seven inches off of her hair and has gone blonde, according to hairstylist Rod Ortega, who transformed her mane earlier this week. Apparently Ortega and Mendes have toyed with the idea of going short for quite some time, but only now moved ahead with it. Aside from looking gorgeous, Ortega said Mendes "looks younger" with the shorter, lighter locks. Mendes is expected to reveal the new do at an event Saturday night.
WAIST NOT WANT NOT: Oprah Winfrey will be showing her true colors as a presenter at Sunday's Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, but who can blame the talk show queen? "The Color Purple" has 11 Tony nominations, including one for Winfrey for her role as a producer. She will be decked out in the customized three-piece ensemble Gianfranco Ferré designed for her to wear to the show's Broadway opening, but never did. Underlining her personal favorite, Winfrey plans to wear a purple-trimmed gray shantung bolero and a floor-length lace skirt with a purple band underneath at the Rockefeller Center event.
MIYAKE HONORED: For the first time in its 22-year history, the Inamori Foundation has chosen a fashion designer as one of the laureates for its Kyoto prize. The organization said that it has selected Issey Miyake in the field of arts and philosophy. The organization also awards prizes for achievement in advanced technology and basic sciences. During an awards ceremony in November, laureates will receive a diploma, 20-karat gold prize medal and cash gift of 50 million yen, or about $446,000 at current exchange. Inamori cited Miyake's "tremendous contributions as a designer to the innovative development of clothing by fusing Eastern and Western cultures and applying cutting-edge technology ... He applied the three-dimensional property of pleats in an unprecedented way to launch Pleats Please in 1993 and used groundbreaking weaving techniques for A-POC [A Piece of Cloth]."
From overseeing America’s fastest-growing speciality retailers to codifying cool, WWD talked to the women who are leading the way for the future of beauty. Check out our Instagram Stories to see how these women built today and are creating tomorrow. (📸: @hannah_khymych) #wwdbeauty
For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@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)