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."
Assouline is paying homage to the late Azzedine Alaïa with a reprint of "Alaïa Livre de Collection.” The book is comprised of photographs of the designer's summer 1992 runway show with models Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, pictured here at right. #wwdfashion #alaia #tyrabanks
Fall 2018 accessories take on a painterly hue, with Nebulas Blue among Pantone’s top 10 colors of the season. (📸: @jonghyupstudio ; editor: @twallz21 ; stylist and set designer: @haideefindlaylevin ) #wwdaccessories
@americanapparelusa is relaunching the brand outside of the U.S. today, opening its online store to more than 200 countries. The company is also contemplating a return to brick-and-mortar, though details have not been confirmed. In tandem with the expanded distribution is a recasting of a social media ad campagn, called “Back to Basics,” pictured here, with a focus on diversity and a cast of models above the age of 21. Read more on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Exclusive: @britneyspears is continuing to expand her brand. The pop icon, who appears in @kenzo ’s latest campaign, is partnering with Epic Rights to launch a line of branded merchandise. Read @hernameislex ‘s story, link in bio. #wwdnews #britneyspears
The Duchess of Cambridge channeled Princess Diana’s look upon giving birth to Prince Harry, when she and the Duke of Cambridge departed the hospital with the new baby Prince this afternoon in London. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
The new Prince of Cambridge has arrived! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with the 8-pound newborn. She wore a look from one of her go-to designers, @jennypackham. Tap link in bio for more. #wwdeye #princeofcambridge
Jewelry label @alisonlou has made a name for itself with fine jewelry that speaks to the Millennial market. Now @twallz21 reports that the label is bringing those playful ideas to a new affordable line of lucite hoops with the launch of Loucite by Alison Lou. Here’s a look from the line modeled by @emrata. #wwdaccessories
@sarahjessicaparker and @gilt are teaming up on a bridal ready-to-wear line. Tomorrow, Parker will launch SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal — and as part of the launch, Gilt will offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection that were designed to complement the new line. Made out of 10 styles, the line is designed for a variety of occasions, from bridal showers to receptions. Get more details on WWD.com #wwdfashion