SCREEN PRINTS: Less than two weeks after unveiling a futuristic interior design for France's high-speed train operator, Christian Lacroix has applied his colorful handiwork to yet more rows of seating — this time in a French movie theater. "I did not want this project to come out like a couturier's work," the designer said of his latest extracurricular project: a new Gaumont cinema complex in Amiens, just north of Paris. "As soon as you walk in, you're in a welcoming and functional environment." Daisies are a recurring motif in the spacious lounge and in the projection room, where giant petal-shaped light on the walls dim before the movie starts. "When the light goes off, it's magic," said Lacroix, who was also delighted that Roman Polanski attended the opening, where his new film, "Oliver Twist," was screened.
MALE CALL: Look out for a Helmut Lang men's show in Paris next month — of a sort. When the Museum of Fashion and Textiles at the Louvre here unveils its "Dressed Man" exhibition, it will feature three looks from Lang's personal clothing archive. Some of the items Lang is lending are one-of-a-kind pieces that were not commercialized, including a leather bomber jacket appliquéd with sheets of aluminum. The exhibit bows Oct. 19.
INDUSTRY HEAVYWEIGHTS: Hollywood celebrities surely love accessories — as tabloid magazines such as Life & Style can attest — and now stars who have had an impact on the business are being rewarded for it. The Accessories Council has announced honorees for the Accessories Council Excellence Awards, to be held in New York on Nov. 8.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are being given the ACE Award, while Jessica Simpson will be bestowed with the Fashion Icon Award, and master of all things fashionable and musically inclined Diddy is being given the Fashion Influencer Award. On the designer side, Kenneth Cole is being inducted to the hall of fame, Betsey Johnson is receiving the Lifestyle Achievement, Oscar de la Renta is receiving the Designer of the Year and In Style is Magazine of the Year.BARE ESSENTIALS: Donna Karan and Harper's Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey held court at Karan's Madison Avenue boutique last Thursday night for the launch of her four fragrance oils, Donna Karan Essence and a showcase of the fall collection. Karan, in a slinky slate gray number, worked the room all night, testing out the oils on both herself and others. "I'm celebrating my number-one passion here — the senses," she said.
On hand in a plunging black Donna Karan frock was Teri Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives," who was in town gearing up for the show's season premiere with an appearance on "Late Show With David Letterman." Upon seeing Hatcher, Karan sidled up to her and catalogued their outfits: "I'm fall, she's resort," she said, winking in Hatcher's direction. "The oils are sexy and they're great for attracting men."
Hatcher, in turn, seemed taken with the sexy scents. "Oooh, I need that! She's trying to get me a man as we speak!" And, despite rumors that Coty Lancaster is in talks to develop a "Desperate Housewives" fragrance, Hatcher maintained that scent was not exactly her main priority these days. "I'm not really a perfume person," she admitted, adding, "I do have some talks with some retail people about a few things right now, but not specifically perfume."
Other attendees included Jane and Leonard Lauder, Fran Drescher and Bernadette Peters, who couldn't help but comment on the party's ever-present bongo drummers. "I feel like I'm in a Fifties be-bop movie," she said. A portion of the evening's sales went to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which was founded by Evelyn Lauder.
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