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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
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