DIVA ALERT: The presenters are still being announced, but one important name — at least among fashionistas — is Madonna. It should be fun to see what she turns out in, since this is the woman who put Jean Paul Gaultier, Olivier Theyskens...
DIVA ALERT: The presenters are still being announced, but one important name — at least among fashionistas — is Madonna. It should be fun to see what she turns out in, since this is the woman who put Jean Paul Gaultier, Olivier Theyskens and Balenciaga in the award shows history books.
EARLY BIRDS: Usually actresses and their camps like to keep revelations on "the dress" a secret until the last minute. But we hear Edie Falco’s stylist, Toni Fusco, had Christina Perrin make her a black velvet gown; Jessica Paster, stylist for Nia Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," enlisted Dolce & Gabbana to make her two options, and Lisa Kudrow will wear a gown designed by Heidi Weisel. So what will the dress look like? Kudrow originally fell in love with Weisel’s champagne tulle gown and was set to wear it. But in a later fitting, Weisel brought a second dress that now has Kudrow fashionably befuddled. Whatever the result, Sunday won’t be the first time Kudrow sports Weisel — the actress wore a black cashmere and chiffon halter gown to the People’s Choice Awards last weekend.
Elsewhere on the stylists’ parade, L’Wrenn Scott is clothing Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Julianne Moore; twins Clare and Nina Hallworth are seeing to Cameron Diaz and Renée Zellweger; Deborah Waknin has Marg Helgenberger, Rachel Griffiths and Jennifer Garner; Kithe Brewster has Diane Lane; Paster is also doing Kim Cattrall, Allison Janney and Helen Mirren; Lori Escowitz-Carter will dress Megan Mullally and Debra Messing; Jane Ross is working on Goldie Hawn, and Todd Shemarya is handling Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. Elizabeth Stewart will dress Kristin Davis, who’s just been named as a presenter, and she’ll also dress Calista Flockhart, who will be attending with presenter Harrison Ford. Catherine Zeta-Jones teamed up with Inga Fontaine and Jennifer Connelly has gone with Kate Young.
THE SUITE LIFE: HBO is staging its first luxury lounge, to be at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, Saturday and Sunday. The cable channel’s stellar talent roster — including Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman and Rachel Griffiths — will get to pick through Leslie Green jewelry, Safilo Eyewear, Reebok and Charles David footwear, Lancôme and Neutrogena products, Dom Perignon bubbly and LVMH fragrances.Making a return is the Cabana Beauty Buffet Friday and Saturday at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood with partner Allure. Services on the menu come courtesy of Barielle, DDF, Dior, Prive, Ona and Damone Roberts; there’s jewelry from H. Stern and fashions from Levi’s, Sanrio, Cosabella, Kenneth Cole and Smashing Grandpa.
Also back is Ted Inc., rolling out its Luxury Spa and Fashion Lounge at the Mondrian in West Hollywood, featuring Adrienne Landau, Carolina Herrera, Paco Rabanne, Sue Wong, L’Oréal Paris and Montblanc. And British hair guru Charles Worthington will work his magic from a private West Hollywood residence.
GOLDEN COUPLES: The Globes will be a coming-out party for a couple of hot new Hollywood couples: Best Actress nominee Diane Lane will be accompanied by her beau of the last year, Josh Brolin, and Best Actress nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal will be escorted by her boyfriend of the past few months, actor Peter Sarsgaard (Shalom Harlow’s ex).
OH SO VOGUE: When Vogue offered to shoot Maggie Gyllenhaal for its March issue in her very first Golden Globe dress, market editor Virginia Smith got dragged into the fray: she’s actually helping the Best Actress nominee find her dream dress. And it seems Vogue will have even more of a presence at this year’s Globes: Style Faxer extraordinaire André Leon Talley will cover the carpet for the first time —perhaps crowding the space of Steven Cojocaru, People magazine’s West Coast editor.
BOXED IN: For the fourth consecutive year, In Style will present the 55 Golden Globes presenters with a gift box — an actual handmade wooden French chest —valued at $12,000. The priciest item included is a $5,000 spa package for Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain and the least expensive item is a $35 box of Ethel M chocolates. But there are plenty of goodies in the in-between range, including gift certificates for Burberry and Bruno Magli, a TiVo recording system, a Mikimoto pearl necklace and so on.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast