EXTRA CREDIT: Donna Karan is next in line to sit down for a chat with Parsons Dean Paul Goldberger at Parsons The New School for Design on April 20. The school has also lined up other art and design authorities, including Tim McDonald on April 6, Janine Antoni on April 12, David Rockwell on April 13 and Judy Glantzman on May 3.
A CASSINI SALUTE: A remembrance celebration for Oleg Cassini is scheduled for April 11 in the Versailles Room at the St. Regis Hotel in New York at 6 p.m. The private event will be held on what would have been the designer's 93rd birthday. He died on March 17. Several hundred people are expected to attend the event, according to Cassini's widow, Marianne. "We wanted to have a party to celebrate his birthday," she said. "He survived a revolution and two World Wars. He was a true American dream. He came here with nothing and he became very successful. But he always worked so hard. Nothing came easy."
GLAM FOR A CAUSE: Star Jones is not the new face of MAC Cosmetics, but she, along with "60 Minutes" host Leslie Stahl, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Frank McCourt, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and syndicated sports columnist and best-selling author Mike Lupica, among others, will be on hand to honor Estée Lauder global president John Demsey, recipient of the Golden Heart Award at this year's Authors in Kind Luncheon for God's Love We Deliver, on Tuesday at the Rainbow Room in New York. Best-selling author and sex crime prosecutor Linda Fairstein will act as emcee.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty