SNOW JOB: John Galliano is in a sporty mood. This week in Paris, he unveiled an unexpected project chez Christian Dior: skiwear. Destined to arrive in Dior boutiques by the end of October, the collection includes one-piece suits and ski pants...
SNOW JOB: John Galliano is in a sporty mood. This week in Paris, he unveiled an unexpected project chez Christian Dior: skiwear. Destined to arrive in Dior boutiques by the end of October, the collection includes one-piece suits and ski pants loaded with technical details for a serious schuss. But there are also loads of fashion-oriented styles for après-ski, including miniskirts, cashmere balaclavas, logo-loaded goggles and moon boots trimmed with long-haired fur. And that’s not all that’s keeping the couturier out of trouble. After presenting fantastic flamenco dresses galore on the runway in July, Galliano also whipped up a special collection of daywear that is generating buzz among the couture flock. The suits and dresses are headed to New York’s Hotel Plaza Athénée next week.
FIELD CALL: With the characters on “Sex and the City” settling down to their final season, it’s no wonder costume designer Patricia Field has decided to introduce men’s wear into the House of Field collection designed by David Dalrymple. The company is adding an entire men’s concept to House of Field, showing five looks at its runway show next week.
NEW BAG: Bags are in Gabriele Moltedo’s genes. The son of Laura Moltedo, owner and creative director of Bottega Veneta until she sold the luxury goods brand to Gucci Group in 2001, is launching a handbag line for fall 2004. Since the project is still an embryo, further details were unavailable.
FAMILY TIES: Helen Yarmak’s fashion show Tuesday night at Capitale was a family affair of sorts. Patty Hearst’s daughter Lydia prepped for her runway debut at Zang Toi by taking a turn for Yarmak. Her mother was nowhere to be found in the former Bowery Savings Bank designed by Stanford White, but Lydia said her mom backs her. “Basically, she told me to keep everything straight, make sure you’re organized, don’t let people persuade you to do things you’re not comfortable with and to have a good time,” the 18-year-old said.The ABT prima ballerina Irina Dvorovenko and her husband, Maxim Belotserkovsky, hit the runway, as did Uma Thurman’s brother Mipam. The Metropolitan Opera’s Renée Fleming took a spin in a white mink coat that was later donated to the United Firefighters Assoc.’s Widows & Children’s Fund.
Seated with his daughter Katya and wife Maria, U.N. Russian ambassador Sergei Lavrov licked his lips at the onset of the model parade. Some in the crowd had a similar reaction to his 19-year-old daughter. In a red halter polkadot minidress and carrying a candy-apple red Christian Dior handbag, Katya Lavrov looked anything but the poli-sci major she is — at Columbia, no less. Close friends of Yarmak, the Sergei family wanted to see her accept the 2003 international designer of the year award from the USA International Fashion Shows.
Even comedian-turned-model John Leguizamo snapped a branch from his family tree. “I haven’t seen this much fur since I invited all my uncles over for a pool party.”
MODERATING MACKIE: Cher’s look at a price? Well, maybe. Bob Mackie launched a collection of moderate sportswear this week. The main line is set to hit stores in February, but large sizes will bow in 450 of Charming Shoppes Inc.’s Catherine’s Plus Sizes doors this fall. The line complements Mackie’s other offerings, which include a made-to-order collection, novelties, furniture, fragrance and wearable art for QVC.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)