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."
@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