Elie Saab’s world is awash in heavy-duty glamour and revved-up eveningwear of the high-glitz variety. But then, he is targeting Hollywood types such as Halle Barry, Vivica A. Fox and Debra Messing, who have all...
Bling, BlingElie Saab’s world is awash in heavy-duty glamour and revved-up eveningwear of the high-glitz variety. But then, he is targeting Hollywood types such as Halle Barry, Vivica A. Fox and Debra Messing, who have all worn his clothes. Crystal-encrusted, slit-to-there and cut with enough flou to flood a red carpet, his fall couture collection is a celebration of fashion that looks best by the dance floor’s strobe light or that of the paparazzi’s flash.Saab’s imaginative range included chiffon gowns swirling with beaded streaks and disco-draped dancing dresses in every variation and hue. In other words, these are dresses designed to dazzle. To wit, they were always flashy, and sometimes trashy. Clearly, Saab has set out to build his couture business by catering to the entrance-making battalion — and cleverly so. In couture’s uncertain times, focusing on that high-profile section of the pie may prove wise.Ballet High“There’s a Ballet Russe flavor to it,” explained Loulou de la Falaise as she presented her latest designs at her Left Bank shop on Thursday. “My grandmother was a great supporter of the Russian ballet.” The theme was interpreted in deep amethyst blouses, high-waisted, pleated skirts and colorful, Art Deco print silk tops. “It’s also a homage to all of the women in my family,” offered the one-time Yves Saint Laurent muse and accessories designer, who later hosted a cocktail party for her friends, family and clients. During the past four seasons, since she struck out on her own, de la Falaise has established a strong look, based on whimsical colors and tweaked traditional silhouettes. She elaborated on it this outing with velour English hunting jackets, rabbit-edged jackets and gauzy smoking blouses. Other standouts included a black fur trench and sculptural evening gown. And, of course, there was the jewelry, including a divine necklace stacked with pearls.
Exclusive: @isabelmarant and @lorealmakeup have teamed up to create a capsule makeup collection. "She is rather natural in the day but doesn't have time to go back home before going out [in the evening] and redo her entire beauty look," said Marant on the 5 products included in the collection, which will launching in September. Read @jenniferbethweil's interview with the designer on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty
After 17 years, Tomas Maier is leaving @bottegaveneta. “I am deeply grateful to him and I personally thank him for the work he accomplished, and for the exceptional success he helped to achieve,” said François-Henri Pinault, head of parent company @kering_official. Head to WWD.com for more on his departure. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: Davide Maestri)
@shaymitchell is no stranger to teaming up with beauty brands, but she’s made her latest partnership official: She’s signed with @buxomcosmetics as global creative brand ambassador, WWD learned exclusively. Mitchell and Buxom will collaborate on campaign development, social media strategy and content and new product and shade development. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
Today we’re at the WWD Retail 20/20 Forum where industry leaders will be talking about the future of shopping for fashion, footwear and beauty. Tune in on Instagram Live at 9 am and 3:30 pm to hear from two of our speakers –– @therealreal’s Rati Levesque and @bandier’s Stephen Ippolito. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
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“We figure there’s enough cynicism to go around the world right now let’s go out there and be ourselves, let’s be enthusiastic, let’s have positive energy, which is something I think a lot of people really want and need right now,” said musician @joshgroban ahead of hosting the Tony Awards with @sarabareilles. Read @leighn’s interview with Groban on how he picked his look for the night, his next record and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye #tonyawards (📷: @vnina)
“Rock as an attitude and not a uniform. Street as a style and not just clothing. Sportswear as the new normality,” @paul_surridge said of his first @roberto_cavalli men’s wear collection, previewed here. The British designer joined the brand as the creative director in May 2017, and is gearing up to unveil his debut for the label with a runway show at the Florence Charterhouse on June 13 at #PittiUomo. Head to WWD.com to read more about his collection and see more sneak peek photos. #wwdfashion (📷: @simonelezzi)