“Beauty and the Beast” might just be the perfect fashion fable, rich as it is with irresistible counterpoint — male and female, good and evil, light and dark — with true beauty conquering all in the end. Taking his cue from Cocteau’s Surrealist version of the story for his collection on Friday, Jean Paul Gaultier had a haute field day, closing out this most peculiar season on a soaring note.The designer has worked his share of megathemes and handled this one deftly, almost never sacrificing chic for a sight gag, even while extending his models’ hair into perfectly molded top hats, morphing a chandelier into an evening gown or providing a stuffed rooster a permanent perch on the sleeve of a somber black coat. For that matter, cutting a chiffon gown to mimic the human skeleton while looking fabulous is no easy feat, but such skill is what couture is about.All of Gaultier’s beloved classics appeared in stunning new variations: intricate knits in mesmerizing horizontal jacquards, a shiny python trench trimmed in silver fox, confident pantsuits and more fur than in the rest of the couture combined, in gorgeous sweeping coats as well as an especially audacious and beautiful velvet hourglass gown encircled by a full fox. It all looked the essence of elegance.
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