SKIN IS IN: Etam will stage its own skimpy take on “Puttin’ on the Ritz” on Monday, with its second Paris catwalk show over the Ritz hotel’s covered swimming pool. On parade will be the brand’s spring collection as well as the latest offerings from the Natalia for Etam line, designed by Natalia Vodianova. Following the event will be a dinner and concert by Mark Ronson at the Hôtel d’Evreux, on the Place Vendôme. Guest performers are said to include Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rihanna. George Clooney and Hilary Swank, meanwhile, will reportedly be among guests invited to the event, which is to be screened live on Etam’s catwalk site, defile-etam.com. — Katya Foreman
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: Forget the cat’s pajamas. How about Alber Elbaz’s? That was designer Anne Valérie Hash’s thinking for her latest adventure: an artisanal collection based on reworked garments donated by personalities. “For me, it’s a new take on couture,” said Hash, about crafting something new out of existing treasured pieces of clothing. Along with Elbaz’s PJs, Hash has taken her scissors to items including Tilda Swinton’s favorite T-shirt; a striped Breton T-shirt from Jean Paul Gaultier; an evening jacket belonging to Charlotte Rampling; an old Chanel jacket from Daphne Guinness, and an Alaïa frock belonging to Bettina Rheims. The resulting collection of looks, Act I of what Hash hopes will become a yearly installment, is to be presented at the designer’s headquarters on Monday [Jan. 25] before traveling on.
Anne Valérie Hash 36 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle 75010 Tel.: +33-1-48-87-97-41 — K.F.
OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS: For the first time, a selection of Place Vendôme high jewelry brands on Thursday will show — by appointment only — as official members of the Chambre Syndicale’s haute couture calendar. Participants include Chanel, Mellerio dits Meller, Van Cleef & Arpels (whose collection centers on a butterfly theme) and Boucheron. The latter’s Inspiria line comprises 20 “phantasmagoric” pieces honoring the 25th anniversary of the Cirque du Soleil. — K.F.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Gourmets have an ever-larger choice of eateries to pick from, thanks to several recent openings in Paris this season.
For meat lovers, Charbon Rouge, a steakhouse off the Champs Elysées on Rue Marbeuf, offers a great selection of meat. American, Argentinean and Japanese beef is served in a spacious and contemporary two-story space. Average price for dinner for two without wine is 80 euros, or $115 at current exchange.
A few blocks away, off Avenue Montaigne, Orient Extrême Montaigne is a convivial yet slick 52-seat Japanese restaurant with an open kitchen serving classic and fusion Japanese cuisine. Cold and warm salads are available, as well as lunch menus starting at 23 euros, or $33, including miso soup and sushi or sashimi. For dinner (75 euros, or $105), the menu offers a wide sampling of the chef’s specialties.
Across the Seine, Toyo, a chef who cooked privately for Kenzo Takada for seven years, prepares a daily menu at his elegant eponymous Japanese restaurant. Fried smelt, half-cooked scallops, fish curry and green-tea tiramisu are available on a 55 euros, or $78, dinner menu.
In the Marais, on the Rue des Blanc Manteaux, Claude Colliot serves tasty and creative French cuisine in his friendly eponymous 50-seat restaurant. Various fresh products are available every day, such as shellfish in a ginger sauce, grilled sea bass with kumquat and duckling with candied turnips. Desserts include pineapple infused with tobacco oil and served with black-tea ice cream. Dinner for two without wine costs around 110 euros, or $160.
Charbon Rouge 25 Rue Marbeuf, 75008 Tel.: +33-1-40-70-09-99
Orient Extrême Montaigne 21 Rue Bayard, 75008 Tel.: +33-1-47-20-91-58
Toyo 17 Rue Jules-Chaplain, 75006 Tel.: +33-1-43-54-28-03
Claude Colliot 40 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux, 75004 Tel.: +33-1-42-71-55-45
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)