WEDDING BELLES: The frothy white gowns that made their way down the Dior couture runway Wednesday caught the eye of at least one famous bride-to-be in the front row. "I'm shopping for my wedding dress," cooed Christina Aguilera, who added that Christian Lacroix and Givenchy were also possible bridal picks. Drew Barrymore was more coy, although rumor has it she soon may be walking down the aisle again. "This is my first Dior show. It is all very new to me," said the actress, taking time out from filming "Lucky You." After locking lips for the cameras with her fiancé, Fabrizio Moretti, Barrymore hinted she also was working on a commercial for South America, blushing when asked to reveal more. Elsewhere, the paparazzi crush reached dangerous proportions with the arrivals of Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang and Charlize Theron, who just wrapped up "Class Action," a movie about the first big sexual harassment case in the U.S. But other cameras soon will be turning. Theron, the face of J'Adore, said she would be spending the next few days in Paris posing for new Dior fragrance ads. "I've always liked fashion," she quipped. "It's a serious art form."
WHEN IN ROME: Fendi, which recently christened a new headquarters and flagship in Rome, is about to welcome a new director of worldwide communications. According to sources, Christiana Monfardini, who has handled worldwide public relations and communications for Moschino since 2002, is expected to join Fendi this fall. She will take over responsibilities handled in recent years by Carla Fendi. Monfardini's résumé also includes stints at Escada, Ittierre and Gianni Versace.
ROCK OF AGES: London came calling on Paris late Tuesday night when Hedi Slimane threw himself a raucous birthday party after his men's wear show. Not only did he bring in his favorite bands of the moment — including The Paddingtons and The Others — he arranged for two Eurostar carriages full of beer-fueled young trendies to join him. Still, all eyes were on the hottest not-so-secret couple of the moment, Pete Doherty and Kate Moss, who rambled into the party ready for a tear. After smooching with Doherty on the sofa and chatting with the likes of David Furnish, Pet Shop boy Neil Tennant and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, Moss plucked a bottle of Dom Perignon from the ice bucket and hit the dance floor, where she took a friendly twirl with her ex, Jefferson Hack.STAGE MIGHT: When Tina Turner next hits the stage, she could very well be taking Armani Privé very public. "I wouldn't mind ordering some things for some upcoming dates," Turner said on her way into Giorgio Armani's second couture outing Wednesday morning. The usual celebrity gridlock ensued, with Turner's side of the runway packed with the likes of Claudia Cardinale, Rita Wilson, Matt Dillon, Molly Sims and a gaggle of up-and-coming French starlets. Raymond Usher was in no hurry to get to his seat. He just caught some R&R in Saint-Tropez thanks to Armani, who lent the R&B star his house there. "It's more like a cottage," Usher said. "The style is very relaxed."
JIMMY'S JELLY JAM: This far into the season, summer wardrobes are pretty well stocked. But for many ladies, there's always room for another pair of shoes, and when Jimmy Choo's new Waikiki sandal hits stores in two weeks, it's a good guess the fashion crowd will be clamoring for it. Available in purple or brown, the jelly sandal comes with matching metallic laces and beads. And, by today's $700 stiletto standards, the $230 Waikiki could be considered a bargain.
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