Pierre Cardin's mindress, 1967, gift of Lauren Bacall.
NEW YORK — "Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968," an exhibition at The Museum of FIT here, opens Feb. 10 and runs through April 15.The exhibit highlights one of the most groundbreaking time periods in fashion history, examining the combined influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear and popular culture during the era. The exhibition particularly emphasizes how fashion was perceived and promoted by the American fashion press.The introductory gallery will include a selection of more than 30 couture garments and accessories dating from 1957 to 1960, including Yves Saint Laurent for Dior's “trapeze” dress made from black wool and a slinky black cocktail dress from Dior's fall 1959 collection. Saint Laurent’s designs will be shown alongside work from other young designers who were poised to become household names, such as Pierre Cardin and Hubert de Givenchy. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s work will also be featured, including a 1959 red wool tweed suit with artfully notched “tulip”-shaped pockets. Cristobal Balenciaga’s designs, including a circa 1957 lace “baby-doll” dress, will also be on view.The majority of the exhibition is devoted to styles of the Sixties, including a number of fashions by André Courrèges, including later designs, such as a pair of his famous white leather boots and a dress trimmed in black vinyl, which exemplified his influential role as “Space Age” designer. Cardin’s garments that corresponded to the Space Age will also be presented, including the minidress from his “Cosmos” collection worn by Lauren Bacall that features geometric cutouts over the breastbone.Rounding out the exhibition are looks by such designers as Emmanuelle Khanh (which will be represented by a striped "Op Art" dress from 1966), Karl Lagerfeld (for Chloé), Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche, and Sonia Rykiel, who would later become the “Queen of Knits.”All objects on view were selected from The Museum at FIT's permanent collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories."Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968" is accompanied by a book of the same title, to be published by Yale University Press next spring. It contains a comprehensive overview by the exhibition's curator, Colleen Hill.
@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)
@badgalriri’s @fentybeauty launch in September was a massive success on social media, powering $72.9 million of earned media value, according to Tribe Dynamics. The brand’s foundation offering sparked conversations about diversity in beauty, launching the growth of emerging influencers and propelling the brand’s support on social media. Today, #fentybeauty won Launch of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📷: Chema Moya/EPE-EFE)
@marianna_hewitt has become one of the most influential content creators in the beauty space, with almost 800,000 Instagram followers and a newly launched skin care line called @SummerFridays. Today, she was awarded Influencer of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📸: @sophiachabbott )
As shopping behaviors evolve, the retail experience must follow. Head over to retail experts @colliersinternational’s Knowledge Leader series to read more about the shift in our shopping era. #colliersretail #lovecolliers
@prada opened a pop-up club, called Prada Double Club, in collaboration with German artist Cartsen Höller at @artbasel Miami. Last night, guests – including @youngparis, @ritaora and even Miuccia Prada herself – gathered in a former ice factory where the pop-up is housed for a performance from @wyclefjean. Go to WWD.com for full coverage on all the exhibits, parties and more at #ArtBaselMiami. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@louboutinworld and @disney are making magic once again, creating a set of shoe designs for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Louboutin designed a pair of shoes for each of the film’s four female leads: Rey (@daisyridrey), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (@lauradern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Rose Tico (@kellymarietran). The shoes will debut on Saturday at the L.A. premiere of the latest episode. #wwdfashion
Today at the #BeautyIncAwards 2017, WWD will be joined by beauty leaders from around the world as we honor this year's most innovative people, products, brands and places. Follow along here and on Twitter for live coverage from the exclusive event. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Exclusive: Beauty superinfluencer @marianna_hewitt is launching her first-ever skin care brand with her business partner @laurengores. Their new line Summer Fridays, which will be sold exclusively at summerfridays.com starting in January, is launching with just one product – a hydrating cream Jet Lag Mask. “We wanted to focus on one product that was amazing,” said Hewitt. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Michelin star-rated chef PJ Calapa marks his first solo endeavor with today’s opening of @scampinyc –– the new Southern Italian restaurant located in Manhattans’ Flatiron District. The upscale yet welcoming environment matches the menu, which includes two types of scampi: traditional Italian langoustines in butter and the Americanized version with shrimp over pasta 🍤 - pictured here. #wwdeye (📷: George Chinsee)