Size mattered at the Paris shows this season, at least when it came to hair. Dior, Chanel and Emanuel Ungaro each channeled crosses between Madame Pompadour and Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats — varying the height of pinned-in...
Size mattered at the Paris shows this season, at least when it came to hair. Dior, Chanel and Emanuel Ungaro each channeled crosses between Madame Pompadour and Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats — varying the height of pinned-in poufs. On the flip side, small heads were equally prevalent: Odile Gilbert’s tiny French twists at Rochas, Orlando Pita’s tucked-under pageboys at Givenchy and Eugene Souleiman’s free-and-easy ponytails at Stella McCartney.
Orlando Pita, who had a hand in both extremes (Dior and Givenchy) offered his reasoning for the pinhead trend: “I think it has a lot to do with the collections. There are a lot of furs and high collars, and with those looks, you don’t want hair to be big and messy.”
No, that look was saved for John Galliano, where Yemen, Peru, the Edwardian era and bag ladies were just a few of the inspirations. So Pita piled on everything from ivy to silver fox tails (and heads) to Coke cans and Saran wrap, giving the models’ neck muscles a workout.
Equally eye-catching were the does-in-the-headlights at Viktor & Rolf, where Pat McGrath halo-ed eyes in white shadow, added whiskery lashes and swept liner. Luigi Morenu frizzed hair to electric-shock proportions, then wrapped pieces of it around antlers to hold them in place.
White also shaded eyes for the models from another planet at Alexander McQueen, as MAC makeup artist Val Garland pronounced that white is the new nude. “Of course, here, we’ve taken it to the McQueen level, so we used it to remove all their features.” Back on Earth, however, this shade was used rather elegantly at Ungaro and Valentino, and perhaps was the reason that the classic smoky eye wasn’t quite as smoky this season, as shades of pewter (Nina Ricci) and chocolate (Givenchy) filled in for the venerable black.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)