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: @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
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)