BIRTHDAY BASH: As part of a birthday celebration honoring dance legend Merce Cunningham, Cartier is auctioning off birthday cards designed by Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Donna Karan and other prominent designers and artists....
BIRTHDAY BASH: As part of a birthday celebration honoring dance legend Merce Cunningham, Cartier is auctioning off birthday cards designed by Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Donna Karan and other prominent designers and artists. Proceeds will go to the Cunningham Dance Foundation.
Both the silent auction and a birthday celebration will take place tonight at Cartier's U.S. flagship on New York's Fifth Avenue. More than 75 cards, bearing minimum bids ranging from $100 to $1,000, will be on display. Others participating include designers Gemma Kahng, Mary McFadden and Byron Lars; artists Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Kenny Scharf; dancer Bill T. Jones; Tommy Tune; Gene Kelly; Joan Rivers, and Yoko Ono.
Some of the designers' cards focus on a fashion-in-dance theme. Armani's depicts a ballerina wearing one of his trademark jackets, while Versace's shows three men wearing dance unitards in his signature prints. All cards will be on display at the store through next Tuesday.
SWATCH'S SOUND OF MUSIC: Swatch is launching its newest product, the MusiCall watch, on a high note.
The company is debuting MusiCall this month to the public in a retail launch and to the music industry at the Grammy Awards nominee party, which takes place in New York next Monday.
The watch itself, which is priced to retail at about $50, has as an alarm a tune composed by French musician Jean Michel Jarre, rather than the standard beep.
Bloomingdale's in New York is the chief store for the retail launch, which began over the weekend. Bloomingdale's was chosen because its chairman and chief executive officer, Michael Gould, is a member of the New York Host Committee for the 1994 Grammy Awards, according to a spokeswoman for Swatch.
As part of the introduction, an interactive kiosk that allows shoppers to experiment with designing their own MusiCalls was set up at Bloomingdale's. The kiosk's touch-operated screen allows people to experiment with designing watch faces and composing personalized MusiCall tunes.
At the end of each designing session at the kiosk, a printout of the user's watch design is produced and the personalized tune is played back. While consumers are not able to get models of the watches they design, the screen does display a list of suggestions -- based on the user's watch design -- for purchasing from the general Swatch line.The next stop for the kiosk will be next week's Grammy nominee party, slated for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews