WASHINGTON — Gilles Mendel, the designer behind J.Mendel, moved mountains to be honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Tuesday as the winner of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards fashion design category accolade.
The mountain Mendel moved was his own runway show, which he pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday because the White House ceremony honoring the National Design Awards winners fell right in the middle of New York Fashion Week.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)