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.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)