DRESSING KERRIGAN: If her injured knee mends sufficiently, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan will compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics in outfits designed by Vera Wang, who skated competitively for 11 years. Wang, who designed...
DRESSING KERRIGAN: If her injured knee mends sufficiently, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan will compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics in outfits designed by Vera Wang, who skated competitively for 11 years. Wang, who designed Kerrigan's dresses for the last Olympics, has come up with some elaborate creations. It took more than 120 hours to complete the white spandex outfit with black stretch velvet straps and sheer illusion sleeves that Kerrigan will wear for her short technical performance, Wang said. For her longer program, Kerrigan will wear a nude Swiss Lycra spandex dress heat-pressed with 14,000 white rhinestones, Wang said. It resembles a couture dress she designed for Sharon Stone as a knockoff of what Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy.
GROSS TO SUN ICE: Andrew Gross has been named president and chief executive officer of Sun Ice Ltd., a Canadian skiwear, golfwear and outerwear manufacturer based in Calgary, Alberta. Gross, who will have offices in Hamden, Conn., where the company has its golf headquarters, will handle merchandising, operational and financial duties.
He succeeds Sylvia Rempel, the founder of Sun Ice, who becomes chairman, a new post, and plans to focus on quality control.
Gross was president and ceo of Le Coq Sportif NA for nine years. He sold the company -- a manufacturer of tennis, golf and activewear apparel -- to Adidas in September. From 1984 until 1989, he was president of Head Sportswear, then a unit of The Leslie Fay Cos. He was also senior corporate vice president of Leslie Fay, in charge of its sportswear division.
Exclusive: Nicola Formichetti is parting ways with @diesel after nearly four years. Formichetti, who served as Lady Gaga’s stylist in 2009, joined Diesel in 2013 as creative and artistic director. His first show debuted in Venice with a show held at the Venetian Arsenal. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
The polo shirt - an icon of preppy style - is roaring back into fashion in many creative guises, like this A-line polyester top from @carven, worn with @31philliplim cotton and elastane pants. Designers stretched a fashion classic into all kinds of new permutations this season. See how @mayteallende styled the preppy trend on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📸 : Kinya)
(Market Editors: @andrew_shang and @elmercer, Makeup: @amandawilsonmakeup using @fentybeauty, Hair: @gonn24, Model: @bara_holotova at @women360mgmt)
“I do like period [projects] a lot because I like creating those worlds, a world that is different from today," costume designer Mark Bridges said about the '50s British couture featured in @phantomthread. Bridges created the overall aesthetic and individual fashion looks for the film, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps. Pictured here is a gown he designed for Krieps who plays Alma – the love interest of Day-Lewis' character, Reynolds Woodcock. #wwdfashion
@prada is embracing the holiday season with a series of short movies about the art of gift-giving. "The Postman's Gifts", which was directed by American filmmaker Autumn de Wilde, focuses on the brand's signature Prada Galleria bag and features Elijah Wood as the postman. In the first two episodes, Wood's delivers the iconic bag to @emmaroberts, who plays herself as a movie star, and Sasha Frolova. #wwdfashion
“I think I never met the person while we were working,” Vicky Krieps said of Daniel Day-Lewis, who she plays the love interest of in “Phantom Thread.” Day-Lewis remained perennially in character, so much so that she feels she’s just meeting him now. “It’s interesting to see how different he is in real life to the character,” Krieps said. WWD sat down with the 34-year-old actress to talk about her new role in the period film, which brings the fifties’ gender dynamics into the mix. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@gucci has expanded its “Places” project to include six new cities. The initiative, which was first unveiled in July, aims to invite people to explore inspirational locations for the brand. On the list is the Biblioteca Angelica library in Rome pictured here. See the other five new venues on WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @massimo_listri_official)
#ad From tools to lashes, WWD rounded up wellness and beauty products guaranteed to take your skin care and makeup routines to the next level in 2018. Follow along as @laceandleatherbyelyse, @ashnfashn and @elleisalwayshere experiment with these products on their Instagram profiles and blogs. #NewYearBetterYou
Blogger @camilacoelho is one of the fastest growing beauty influencers around the world. The bilingual blogger has worked with brands like @revolve Beauty, @dior, @louisvuitton and more and has an Earned Media Value of $34,338,441, according to @tribedynamics. But Coelho isn’t the only influencer making a major impact — head to WWD.com to see the other fastest-growing influencers in six key global markets. #beautyfridays (📷: @zefashioninsider)