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.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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