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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)