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: @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
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
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