Name: Marine Deleeuw Age: 19 Agency: The Society Hometown: Valenciennes, France Number of shows walked: 65, including Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Tom Ford and Versace.
WWD: How did you react when you found out that you had walked the most shows this season? Marine Deleeuw: I was really surprised. My agency sent me something that said, “Congratulations, you are the top girl.” I was like, “No way guys, that’s not possible.” My friend, Josephine Le Tutour, was doing every show—everything—so I was surprised. But we got coffee and joked about it. It’s not a competition.
WWD: What were some of the highlights of your season? M.D.: I think my best memory was walking in the Dolce & Gabbana finale. Chanel was one of my favorites. I took a lot of pictures there because it was so nice. Chanel is always so big, and I feel so little. Like, I am nothing compared to this.
WWD: Any low moments? M.D.: I cried at Alexander McQueen [when they bleached my eyebrows]. I’m not a crying person, normally. I never cry. But they bleached my eyebrows and dyed them back at Dior, and, two days later, again at McQueen. It was so painful. But, it’s fine. It’s fashion.
WWD: How do the cities compareto each other? M.D.: I think New York is the easiest because it’s first. After London, you don’t really live and you don’t really sleep. You just walk. Paris is the hardest because it’s 10 days and it’s the last city. But, for me, Paris is the best fashion week. It’s home. It’s French. It’s in the city of fashion.
WWD: What do you carry with you at all times during fashion week? M.D.: A phone charger, which isgood when you have no batteryand everyone is trying to call you. Then, a lip balm, some moisturizer and my phone.
WWD: What do you do after the shows every night? M.D.: I’ll shower and eat and go right to bed. Next season I think I’m going to try to go [to parties]. Some people will say, “Come to the party, it’s going to be fun!” And I say, “Yes but I have a lot of shows tomorrow and my face is sh-t and I’m tired, so I can’t go.”
WWD: What was your final show of the season? M.D.: Hermès. It was really nice. Backstage, there was some girl doing massages and Julia Nobis was playing her guitar. It was the last hoorah.
WWD: What did you do to celebrate the end of the season? M.D.: I went directly home,which is two hours by train.I took the car to pick up mystuff, and then I took thesubway to the train becausethere is a lot of traffic in Paris. But I saw my family and there was a big, heavy French dinner for me. [I thought,] “I’m home.”
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