Fashion Scoops: Park Placement … London Calling … Windy Award
PARK PLACEMENT: Donna Karan knows an opportunity when she sees one. When her co-host Evelyn Lauder ran more than an hour late to a luncheon they threw Wednesday at the Donna Karan store on Madison Avenue for New Yorkers for Parks, Karan whipped out a...
PARK PLACEMENT: Donna Karan knows an opportunity when she sees one. When her co-host Evelyn Lauder ran more than an hour late to a luncheon they threw Wednesday at the Donna Karan store on Madison Avenue for New Yorkers for Parks, Karan whipped out a tube of her newest scented lotion, Black Cashmere, and began massaging guests’ hands with it.
"I love this store so much, I wish I could move it into my apartment," said Karan, who has a renewed appreciation for the city’s parks since moving into her new Central Park West digs — equipped with a runway — before the holidays. "I do my yoga practice as the sun rises over the park. "But I’m never home for sunset."
LONDON CALLING: Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro are returning to the London catwalks after three seasons showing the Clements Ribeiro line in Paris. "It was crippling, stressful work doing two shows in Paris back-to-back," said Ribeiro, who also designs the Cacharel line with Clements, who is his wife. The show is tentatively slated for Feb. 17 at the tents at The Duke of York’s Headquarters. Clements Ribeiro moved its show to Paris in the wake of 9/11.
WINDY AWARD: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present its Legend of Fashion Award to costume designer William Ivey Long. Long, who has "Hairspray," "The Producers," "Cabaret" and "Chicago" running on Broadway, has been nominated for seven Tony Awards and has won three times. The Art Institute has asked Long to create a video montage of his works for the black-tie gala May 3 — which, he says, will be exactly two minutes and 40 seconds long.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty