OSCAR CRUNCH: Get ready for a real fashion crunch — the Oscars are moving up a month to Feb. 29, 2004, and late February 2005, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences executive director Bruce Davis announced late Wednesday. It’s a...
OSCAR CRUNCH: Get ready for a real fashion crunch — the Oscars are moving up a month to Feb. 29, 2004, and late February 2005, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences executive director Bruce Davis announced late Wednesday. It’s a two-year experiment. That’s smack in the midst of the European ready-to-wear collections, which might cause major dress jockeying among designers, stylists and actresses. With the Oscars’ earlier date, designers will have to decide whether or not to save their new gowns for the runway, or preview them on the all-important red carpet. It’s doubtful that fashion savvy actresses and their stylists will settle for wearing the current season’s clothes.
NEWS BLACKOUT: George and Laura Bush’s second state dinner Wednesday night for Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and his wife, Jolanta, offered a chance to show off the Bush entertaining style in a home where the President lays down the dinner rules. Word is that President Bush does not have fond memories of his days as a presidential son in his father’s White House, fending off unwanted interactions with roving social reporters. Months before anyone had a reason to blame media blackouts on heightened security, Bush quietly banned the social press from mingling with his guests at official dinner parties, thereby ending a 50-year tradition of giving reporters a chance to talk with dinner guests. Perhaps to soften the blow, the First Lady met with reporters earlier in the day to talk about the dinner, raving about the new Oscar de la Renta gown she planned to wear. As for the party itself, she said, "I think we’ll probably dance at least one dance, maybe just one."
When the big night finally came, reporters were quarantined behind ropes as guests like Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder; Henry and Nancy Kissinger; Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his wife, Joyce, and former Secretary of State George Shultz and his wife, Charlotte, paraded through the Booksellers Room en route upstairs. As guests ran the gauntlet, one reporter noticed bare rafters showing through the ceiling, surrounded by crumbling plaster. When Noelia Rodriguez, the First Lady’s Press Secretary, was asked about the cause of the leak, she chalked the eyesore up to an ongoing White House renovation project, and laughed, "I though you were asking about a news leak to the media."
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)