SPA CHARGE: Police arrested Thomas Locascio, an employee at the Estée Lauder spa in Manhasset, N.Y., Wednesday following allegations that he sexually assaulted a patron at the spa. The victim, a 50-year-old woman, alleged she was...
SPA CHARGE: Police arrested Thomas Locascio, an employee at the Estée Lauder spa in Manhasset, N.Y., Wednesday following allegations that he sexually assaulted a patron at the spa. The victim, a 50-year-old woman, alleged she was sodomized by Locascio, 57, during a massage at the spa, according to a police report filed Wednesday. Locascio, a Floral Park, N.Y., resident, has been charged with a criminal sexual act third degree and will be arraigned at the First District Court. In response to the arrest, an Estée Lauder spokeswoman issued the following statement: “We just learned this morning of the allegations against one of our spa employees. We take these allegations very seriously.…We are fully cooperating with the investigation and have terminated Mr. Locascio’s employment for failure to cooperate with the company’s internal review.”
DESIGNER FACE-OFF: Gen Art is accepting submissions for the 7th Annual International Styles Competition presented by the American Express IN: NYC Card in five categories: women’s rtw, men’s wear, women’s avant-garde, women’s eveningwear and accessories. Thirty designers will vie for more than $35,000 in cash prizes at the Styles 2005 Runway Show and Competition at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on May 17. All entries will be reviewed by a committee of editors, stylists and retail buyers, who will select the finalists on April 15. Perrier will also hold its fourth annual Perrier “Bubbling Under” Award in conjunction with the Gen Art Styles 2005 competition. The Perrier Award is open to all emerging designers and fashion students who submit sketch-based presentations, which will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of Gen Art-appointed judges. To receive an application for any competition category, log onto genart.org or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia