SHOW TIME: He’s not only thin, he’s early. Way early. Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld will get a major jump on the ready-to-wear season Dec. 12 when he stages a showing of 20 pre-fall looks at Chanel’s couture salons on Rue Cambon in...
SHOW TIME: He’s not only thin, he’s early. Way early. Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld will get a major jump on the ready-to-wear season Dec. 12 when he stages a showing of 20 pre-fall looks at Chanel’s couture salons on Rue Cambon in Paris. He’s calling the presentation "Satellite Love," referring to the specialty ateliers the couture house acquired last July — the embroidery house Lesage and haute shoemaker Massaro — adding to the buttonmaker, hatmaker and feather and flower house it already owned. A Chanel spokeswoman said the presentation is meant to showcase their handiwork on luxury ready-to-wear. It will also send the message that it’s never too early to think about what to wear in fall 2003. About 65 guests are expected to view the collection over tea.
OUT OF THE CLOSET: Thousands of Elton John fans and bargain hunters crowded into the singer’s fourth "Out Of The Closet" sale on Regent Street in London Tuesday, buying everything from snakeskin loafers to eye-popping Versace ties. Elton and his partner, David Furnish, put more than 15,000 garments on sale with the hope of raising approximately $800,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation charity. Versace — surprise! — was the most popular label up for sale, followed by Prada, Gucci and Donna Karan. Suits ranged from canary yellow to acid green and came encrusted with jewels or trimmed with fur. Silk ties cost $55 each, while snakeskin loafers sported a $150 price tag. The most expensive item on sale — an extravagant Seventies stage costume worn by Elton when he sang "Crocodile Rock" on "The Muppet Show" — carried a $55,000 price tag. David Beckham, a friend of Sir Elton’s, donated a Versace suit to the cause and his wife, Victoria, gave a Maria Grachvogel dress that she wore to the pop icon’s Barbie ball.
Yesterday, the Parisian fashion house @azzaro_official cut the ribbon on a temeporary retrospective at the wing of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition, which shows the lasting influence of the brand’s founder Loris Azzaro, is titled “Azzaro, Fifty Sparkling Years” and presents 50 looks. In it’s ’70s heyday, fans of the brand included Jane Birkin, pictured here, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot and more. See more photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@trinaturk and @macys Inc International Concepts line are linking up on a collection for summer — filled with accessories, swimwear and shoes. The collection will also include a Mr Turk men’s line, both of which are the designer’s first entry into a more accessibly priced area. “It’s very world-traveler, gypset-inspired,” said Turk. The Trina Turk x INC line will launch on May 15th. #wwdfashion
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge