This star deserves a title of her own, having single-handedly brought fashion with a capital F into living rooms worldwide as Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City.” And her personal style is just as...
This star deserves a title of her own, having single-handedly brought fashion with a capital F into living rooms worldwide as Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City.” And her personal style is just as eclectic. She’s a master mixer of vintage and couture, uptown and downtown.
“Sarah Jessica represents the contemporary American woman,” says “Sex” costume designer and friend Patricia Field. “People look to her the way they looked to Jackie O or Grace Kelly in the past. She’s this symbol of style.” For Donatella Versace, “she is the reason designers do what they do. She has a way of reinterpreting our ideas. She is always changing, experimenting with clothes, accessories and hair.”
Designing fans praise her intelligence, body and comedic timing. “She doesn’t have to push the sexy — she’s already done it,” observes Emanuel Ungaro’s Giambattista Valli, who’s dressed her several times. “For the red carpet, I would love to see her in a softer, more romantic way. She’s a mother, still sexy, but I would love to see her pull out a more sophisticated attitude.”
Not Bradley Bayou for Halston. “I would want her to show off more skin. So, the top of the dress would allow her great arms and long, lean neck to be exposed…a high-waisted corset dress with a beautiful U-shape neckline and micro-spaghetti straps.” Zac Posen has other ideas: “Sarah Jessica would look great in a cha-cha dress. It’s sexy and fun, both characteristic of Sarah’s personality. Sarah does not need any tips on hair and makeup — she always does it right!”
We’ll miss Carrie next year, but we can’t wait to see what Sarah Jessica tries on next.
“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