Fashion Scoops: Yamamoto’s Moment … Mr. In Personality … Still Modeling
YAMAMOTO’S MOMENT: Yohji Yamamoto was against doing a retrospective of his work until he met with organizers of Pitti Immagine last year. But even then, Yamamoto’s show “Correspondences” will be an antiretrospective...
YAMAMOTO’S MOMENT: Yohji Yamamoto was against doing a retrospective of his work until he met with organizers of Pitti Immagine last year. But even then, Yamamoto’s show “Correspondences” will be an antiretrospective retrospective. Sponsored by Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery, “Correspondences” will open at Palazzo Pitti in Florence on Jan. 13 and will simply show Yamamoto’s clothes on forms around the permanent collection of Palazzo Pitti’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna. “I’ve given up my old conception about what is a so-called retrospective,” the designer said in a statement. “I started to hope I could leave something else there.”
Yamamoto, along with longtime collaborator Masao Nihei, selected 80 past looks for the retrospective and will sprinkle them throughout the museum’s 30 rooms according to how they interact with the artworks.
The exhibit runs through March 6 and then will move on to the Musée de la Mode et du Textile at the Louvre in Paris in April.
MR. IN PERSONALITY: Bergdorf Goodman has landed a rare in-store appearance from Valentino, who plans to descend upon the store on Thursday night for his first event there in a decade. The designer has kept to his own stores for his recent appearances, but was persuaded to turn up for cocktails along with expected guests including Jennifer Creel and Tory Burch.
It probably helped that the store has been generating some big numbers for the designer, having just topped $1 million with a trunk show last week for the spring collection. Bestsellers included a long white pleated shirt, an orange printed dress and a green striped embroidered top and cardigan paired with a pink bow skirt.
STILL MODELING: She may have just revealed plans for a skin care line, but Cindy Crawford isn’t about to give up her day job. The supermodel has snagged yet another modeling contract — with Byblos for its spring-summer 2005 campaign. Crawford was photographed in a studio in Paris by Alix Malka. The move may help increase Byblos’ visibility globally as the Italian fashion brand apparel manufacturer Swinger International, which bought Byblos from Prada three years ago, is currently focused on expanding its business outside Italy and, in particular, in the U.S.
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