Geoffrey Beene will be awarded the National Arts Club’s first Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion on Sept. 30. The black-tie reception and dinner will be held at the National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy...
Geoffrey Beene will be awarded the National Arts Club’s first Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion on Sept. 30. The black-tie reception and dinner will be held at the National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South in New York, starting at 6:30 p.m., where Beene’s designs will be on display throughout the evening. The program includes a film on Beene, a presentation of a portrait of him and speakers including Laura Jacobs, author of “Beauty of the Beene: A Modern Legend,” and Harold Koda, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
COMP FLAP: California Gov. Gray Davis has said he will sign into law an accord reached by lawmakers late Tuesday overhauling the state’s troubled workers’ compensation insurance system. The Assembly and Senate are expected to approve the measure this week, which aims to save up to $6 billion annually. Reforms include fee caps to health care providers and limits on pharmaceutical spending and treatments to injured workers. “Given the need to do something now and be dramatic, the [Workers Compensation Conference] committee responded admirably,” Davis said at a news conference Wednesday. But several business groups question the savings figure and say the plan doesn’t go far enough in dealing with costlier aspects of the system, such as permanent disability. “I’m not encouraged,” said Joe Rodriguez, executive director of the Garment Contractors Association of Southern California. He said the real “killer” is a state measure, also approved Tuesday by a legislative committee, that would require employers to provide health insurance for their workers by 2006.
CHICAGO CO-OP: Barneys New York will open its fourth freestanding Co-Op store in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago in fall 2004. The 9,000-square-foot site is at 2209-11 North Halsted Street. Howard Socol, chairman, president and chief executive of Barneys, stated, “The Chicago Co-Op will carry an assortment of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and cosmetics that is reflective of the merchandise in our Madison Avenue Co-Op departments and our freestanding Co-Op locations in the Chelsea and SoHo sections of New York City and in the recently opened location in the South Beach section of Miami.” More Co-Op sites are being sought. San Francisco and cities on the East Coast, including more in New York, are possibilities.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)