The Queen’s Year exhibition, which opened this week at London’s Buckingham Palace, makes a good case for a pay raise for the 84-year-old British monarch.Staged just weeks after the British government chose not to increase her annual taxpayer-funded Civil List payment of 7.9 million pounds, or $12.3 million at current exchange, the show brings to life some of the 250 annual royal commitments Her Majesty has been called to attend, with all the couture gowns, bespoke hats and ceremonial costumes they require.Part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, the exhibit is divided into seasons and highlights royal engagements including The Queen’s Speech, which is broadcast to the nation on Christmas Day; The Royal Variety Performance, a gala evening of family entertainment held in the winter, and Royal Ascot, the horse race she has attended every summer since 1945. Additionally, the Queen’s Robe of State — a red velvet cape with an 18-foot-long ermine-trimmed train that was made in 1953 and worn by Queen Elizabeth II at the annual State Opening of Parliament — is on display for the first time.There is also a selection of colorful floral hats by milliners including Philip Somerville and Rachel Trevor-Morgan that were worn by the Queen at Royal Ascot; a Norman Hartnell sequined and bead-embellished gold gown, worn at a royal film performance of “West Side Story” in 1962, and a gold tunic worn by a State Trumpeter.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)