NEW YORK — John Weitz, fashion designer, novelist, historian and a pioneer of brand licensing, died late Thursday at his home in Bridgehampton, N.Y. He was 79.
One of the first American designers to explore his brand’s potential across multiple retail categories, Weitz started licensing his name in the Fifties. He put his name on categories like men’s fragrances, socks and neckties. He also made a name for himself with the nowadays unthinkable ad slogans such as "John Weitz designs for the woman who wishes her husband could afford her."
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)