Just like Karl Lagerfeld, who accepted a lifetime achievement award on Monday night, the CFDA awards were slimmed down. Way down. And in the end -- despite all the pre-event whispers and bitching -- that's just the way the fashion crowd claimed to...
Just like Karl Lagerfeld, who accepted a lifetime achievement award on Monday night, the CFDA awards were slimmed down. Way down. And in the end -- despite all the pre-event whispers and bitching -- that's just the way the fashion crowd claimed to like it, at least on the night. "I'm loving this," Simon Doonan, creative director of Barneys New York, said. "I heard a lot of people carping this week about who couldn't get in. This is more bijou, more recherche."Oscar de la Renta was among those hearkening back to simpler, more intimate days. "It's great to be here because the first CFDA awards were here," he said. "It reminds me of that happy feeling." Narciso Rodriguez, who was without electricity or telephone until 2 p.m. in his studio and who had a massage to relax beforehand, agreed. "It's an intimate Met."But while everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves in the early going, some still wanted a larger stage. "A lot of people wished they could have been here. Hopefully we can open it up in the future," Calvin Klein said.Even the Mayor got caught up in the thrill of the cocktails crowd, which included Donna Karan, Christina Ricci, Marc Jacobs, Carine Roitfeld, Mario Testino, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ali MacGraw, Iman with husband David Bowie, Aerin Lauder, Penelope Cruz and Ralph Lauren. "I'm so excited because it's full of glamorous women like Marisa Berenson," Mayor Bloomberg said.Of course the big question on everyone's mind was: Who were the winners? They were Narciso Rodriguez beating out Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs for Womenswear Designer of the Year; Jacobs edging Lauren and Sean Combs for Menswear Designer of the Year; Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche winning as Accessories Designer of the Year over Jacobs and Carlos Falchi, and Rick Owens winning the Perry Ellis Award over Zac Posen, Behnaz Sarafpour and Peter Som.But those announcements would come much, much later. In the early going, the main pastime was craning necks to spot who was there. De la Renta, meanwhile, was doing curb duty. "I'm waiting for Hillary Clinton," he said, eyeing Town Cars as they pulled up. But she wasn't the last. It was P. Diddy. "I'm just late because I couldn't decide what to wear." Of course."
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)