PARIS — Funeral services were held here Wednesday for Steven Robinson, the longtime right hand of couturier John Galliano. Robinson, head of the Christian Dior and Galliano studios, died April 1 at his home in Paris following a heart attack. He was 38.
About 1,000 people attended the midday services, held at the American Cathedral here. Countless bouquets of roses perfumed the church and spilled out onto the street. Among the mourners were Galliano, Delphine Arnault, Victoire de Castellane, Paolo Roversi and Dior chief executive Sidney Toledano, who read "Lamentations."
Solemn Gregorian and Anglican chants by a choir intermingled with heart-wrenching pop recordings, including "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton and "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor.
Production designer Michael Howells read excerpts of "Winnie the Pooh" by A.A. Milne, and milliner Stephen Jones read "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by William Butler Yeats.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)