"Austin Powers in Goldmember" is cameo-packed, with everyone from Tom Cruise to Britney Spears putting in face time. Even Gwyneth Paltrow appears as a Barbarella-meets-Emma Peel vixen. "Oh God, the leather catsuit..." she moaned, covering her face in...
"Austin Powers in Goldmember" is cameo-packed, with everyone from Tom Cruise to Britney Spears putting in face time. Even Gwyneth Paltrow appears as a Barbarella-meets-Emma Peel vixen. "Oh God, the leather catsuit..." she moaned, covering her face in mock embarrassment at Monday’s L.A. premiere. Natalie Portman, Mira Sorvino, Lucy Liu, Susan Sarandon and Robert Downey Jr. all trekked to the Valley to catch the film, but the night belonged to leading lady Beyoncé Knowles.
"I’m a whoooole looootta woman," she growled, prancing down the gold carpet. "That’s my favorite line, sugar." Though the 20-year-old wasn’t even alive in the Seventies when her character Foxy Cleopatra reigned, Knowles is crazy about the decade.
"Everything was dramatic," she said, "even the shoes."
Meanwhile in New York’s Central Park, those dining behind the stage before a performance of "Twelfth Night" at a benefit for the Joseph Papp Public Theater, pondered another dramatic era — Shakespeare’s.
"I read the play years and years ago," said Alexandra Shiva, who hosted with Ginny Bond Donahue, "but I never saw it performed. I wasn’t one of those theater people in high school."
But the prospect of sitting through a two-hour performance sans champagne or cigarettes had some guests squirming.
"Tickets anyone?" joked Dennis Basso.
"I keep telling them, it’s not abridged," scolded Donahue. "People, it’s Shakespeare."
Marjorie Gubelmann, Samantha Bass, Ethan Hawke, Daniella Rich and Jeff Klein all found their seats, and with a big moon hanging overhead, the night couldn’t have been more magical. Except, maybe, with champagne on hand. But afterward, at the Belvedere castle, the dinner crowd and cast burned some sack, as the Elizabethans used to say.
"It’s such an amazing place that even if the production is OK, people think it’s good," said Oliver Platt, whose capering Sir Toby stole the show. "And if it’s good, they think it’s great."
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
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For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty