Market Basket: Thrifty Business … 15 Reasons to Vote
THRIFTY BUSINESS: Natasha Richardson will host Housing Works’ first annual Fashion Action Benefit Nov. 10 at the new Rubin Museum in New York at 150 West 17th Street. More than 80 designers and brands have donated $1 million worth of new...
THRIFTY BUSINESS: Natasha Richardson will host Housing Works’ first annual Fashion Action Benefit Nov. 10 at the new Rubin Museum in New York at 150 West 17th Street. More than 80 designers and brands have donated $1 million worth of new merchandise for the four-day sale. Prada, Hugo Boss, Adrienne Landau, Pringle, Comme des Garçons, Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, DSquared, Martin Margiela, Nautica, Giorgio Armani, Tuleh and Tumi are among the donors. The Week is underwriting the event.
“This is another way to reach out to the fashion world,” said Matthew Bernardo, president of Housing Works thrift stores.
Prices start at a 60 percent markdown, and Housing Works expects to raise about $250,000. Proceeds will benefit the homeless and people with HIV and AIDS.
Benefit chair Bruce Bozzi approached his friend, Richardson, who is “very close to the cause,” due in part to her father, the late film director and producer Tony Richardson, having died of AIDS, he said. Members of the fashion industry also have an affinity for Housing Works and have donated to its four thrift stores and used the bookstore for years, Bernardo said.
15 REASONS TO VOTE: Spiewak & Sons rounded up 15 artists to design customized parkas for a Rock the Vote fund-raiser on Oct. 28. Each of the jackets are being auctioned on eBay until Friday morning, and sales will be used to help with national voter registration initiatives. The cartoonish work of James Marshall, better known as “Dalek,” and Marco were the showstoppers at Thursday’s event at The Apartment at 101 Crosby Street in Manhattan.
Spiewak, which celebrates its centennial this year, is interested in America’s youth and wanted to get them more involved in government and politics through this event, a company spokeswoman said.
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