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.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim