LOS ANGELES -- They overdid it, they underdid it. And a handful really got it right.These days looking great on the red carpet means dressing appropriately for each event. Gravitas that worked well at the Emmys looked dour on Sunday night, while actresses decked out in their over-the-top best would have been better off saving it for the Oscars. Debra Messing, on a roll for the past three years, went a little fashion mad with her cascading blue Oscar de la Renta ballgown. "I feel like a rich French girl on the Riviera gone bad," she declared. Likewise, winner Rachel Griffiths got lost in the drama of her marabou and sequin-covered Valentino couture. "I like a bit of pink," she said, poufing up her already poufed-up hair. She should have stuck with a bit. As for Sela Ward, she looked great in red, but couldn't pull off her bowed and baring Valentino. And Cameron Diaz? Poor girl. Why can't she ever score a dress worthy of her? She usually goes for quirky. This time she just got it wrong wearing a Vivienne Westwood dress in awning stripes. Meanwhile, Heather Locklear suffered a serious fashion flashback with Farrah-flipped hair and a sparkly Celine number straight out of St. Tropez, circa 1970. Then there were the laid-back ladies, like Jennifer Aniston and Laura Harring, who looked more like producers in their pantsuits than stars. At least Sissy Spacek had the gumption to make hers a Giorgio Armani tuxedo, while Jessica Alba and Annette Bening opted for suits in white.As the savviest among the Hollywood crowd know, when the silhouettes are simple, details shine. Jennifer Connelly's Narciso Rodriguez gown (based on a design Bette Davis wore in "Now Voyager") benefitted from a single gardenia. And Nicole Kidman's simple laced sheath, by Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, was turned va-va-voom via some major slit action. "Tom made pants out of this [fabric] for the spring collection. So I asked him if he could make a dress," said the Globe winner.Other carpet walkers let color do the talking, including Calista Flockhart in her sexy pink Oscar de la Renta, Jennifer Garner in roaring red and Halle Berry, who matched her beaded brown Valentino gown with a simple pair of Harry Winston diamond studs.Of course, there are those who can get very fashion-y and still pull it off. Tilda Swinton went to fashion mavericks Viktor & Rolf and came away wih a look that was both artsy and austere. Could she be Hollywood's next fashion pioneer? As for Sarah Jessica Parker, well, at least she's entertaining. Absolutely loony accessories -- a large antique cameo necklace and retro camellia in her hair -- took her billowing Chanel dress and skinny pants combo to the brink. Now if only we could see what was left on the fitting room floor.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim