POINTS EAST: Marc Jacobs touched down in Tokyo on Monday to prepare for Louis Vuitton's first runway outing outside of Paris. The reprisal of his hit fall-winter show on Wednesday, for some 500 members of the Japanese and Asian press and VIPs, will be followed by a disco-themed party for 1,000, complete with roller-skating waitresses, impromptu dance classes, a DJ set by Nigo and a live performance by diva Grace Jones. Vuitton has erected a tent in Yumenoshima Park for the event and flew in 28 of the same models that stormed the Paris catwalk. And Jacobs won't go home empty-handed. Tonight he's slated to pick up an award from the Fashion Editors Club in Japan.
DUFFY DEPARTURE: Ten months after joining Christian Dior as vice president of public relations, Karen Duffy is leaving the luxury brand. On Monday, Dior staffers were informed that Duffy is departing, effective June 23. It had been rumored that Duffy was forced out, but a spokeswoman for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton denied this. "She has decided to resign to pursue other interests," the spokeswoman said.
TEMPERATURE RISING: "It's so hot, so hot," exclaimed Celine Dion to jeweler Chris Aire after his runway show on the rooftop of Pure at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Sunday night — where it was a cool 103 degrees. Aire, who calls himself The Iceman, showed nearly 20 looks, including a red gold and diamond halter top, diamond-studded stilettos and over-the-top medallions on the likes of models and Aire's celebrity friends such as Regina King and Tyson Beckford. Also in attendance were Shaggy, who performed; "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, and Vivica A. Fox. "Will Smith and Jada Pinkett introduced me to Chris a long time ago," said Fox, who was drenched in diamonds herself. "His diamonds are just so clear."
FLIGHTS OF FANCY: Lanvin is taking flight today, so to speak. The French fashion house will host a private runway showing at Paris' Crillon hotel as part of an International Air Transport Association annual meeting. Conference host Air France, whose employees are decked out in Christian Lacroix, asked Lanvin to participate as part of a schedule to highlight French culture and savoir-faire. A spokeswoman said Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz would present looks from both summer and fall collections. Guest were expected to include chief executives from the world's biggest airlines, including United Airlines, Delta and British Airways.
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