Fashion Scoops: Nights In White Satin … Tongue-Tied
The nuptials of Christy Turlington and Ed Burns in San Francisco over the weekend may have been low-key and private but, not surprisingly given Turlington’s background, it was a high-fashion affair: John Galliano designed...
The nuptials of Christy Turlington and Ed Burns in San Francisco over the weekend may have been low-key and private but, not surprisingly given Turlington’s background, it was a high-fashion affair: John Galliano designed the gown especially for her. The white satin, full-skirted gown — described as very fairy tale — boasted a long train and a veil fully embroidered with silver thread by Lesage.
TONGUE-TIED: Liv Tyler, the new face of Very Irresistible Givenchy, is quickly developing a taste for French high fashion. In Paris Wednesday for the fragrance launch, Tyler arrived to find a Givenchy pants-and-top ensemble waiting for her. Although she’d sent her measurements to the house just once, Tyler said the outfit fit like a glove. “I said ‘Wow, this is couture!’” she mused. But Tyler revealed the French language is not quite such a perfect fit. She recently filmed a television commercial for the scent and confessed: “It took me a long time to say ‘Irresistible.’” Surely it took no longer than those elfin words she uttered in “Lord of the Rings”
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast