The goddesses of the small screen entered the Shrine Auditorium at Sunday night’s 54th Annual Primetime Emmys looking as if they were channeling the ancient deities. But Aphrodite never went into syndication — nor did she wear four-inch...
The goddesses of the small screen entered the Shrine Auditorium at Sunday night’s 54th Annual Primetime Emmys looking as if they were channeling the ancient deities. But Aphrodite never went into syndication — nor did she wear four-inch stilettos.
Sarah Jessica Parker, just five weeks from her delivery date, was a no-show. Yet red-carpet watchers survived and even had plenty of new fashion stars to muse over at the awards, which — with the rainbow of satins, folds of chiffon, twinkle of diamonds and soft wavy hair — seemed like a counter-response to the somber business attire of last year’s telecast, canceled twice following the 9/11 attacks. Maybe it was all the press given the freshly renovated landmark, with its Moorish, circa-1926 design, that inspired the mythic glamour of old Hollywood. Either way, Best Actress winner Jennifer Aniston and her "Friends" cohort Courteney Cox Arquette took a chance on pretty, vintage-styled Christian Dior dresses in pale pink and blue, respectively, while Lisa Kudrow went for the real thing in a fuchsia, strapless Madame Grès from Decades. The trio never looked better, and the long-awaited Emmy win for best comedy series only added to their glow.
With Aniston gone girlie, Debra Messing seemed to have traded places with Mrs. Pitt. "I got a little too gussied up last year," Messing admitted, smoothing her black Michael Kors jersey gown. "I wanted to be clean, modern and fresh," she said, "You know, very New York."
But the news was in the wash of eye-popping colors, right in step with the New York spring collections and perfectly appropriate on this sweltering first day of autumn in Los Angeles. Janel Maloney’s aqua Bill Blass came "from his last collection," she pointed out. Patricia Heaton chose a turquoise-lined eggplant Thierry Mugler. Amy Brenneman went for a periwinkle gown by Canadian designer Jayne Mabbot and Angela Bassett shined in a swirl of brights by Italian designer Stefano Guerriero.
While Joan Allen, in Randolph Duke’s chartreuse satin toga, took the goddess theme a bit too far with those long tendrils of hair, Tara Subkoff showed a little Grecian can go a long way. Escorting beau Jimmy Fallon, the Imitation of Christ designer joked: "Tonight, I just get to be the blonde whose name nobody knows." She whipped up the minidress just the day before. As for Fallon’s dapper Gucci tux, she said, "Oh, he dressed himself. He has a strong sense of style."TV’s young goth girls flexed their own strength of style. Swathed in a grape charmeuse Halston, "Six Feet Under" star Lauren Ambrose suddenly appeared like a siren in the making. Kelly Osbourne, with her ("Addams") family in tow, went straight to the source of her punk couture aesthetic, pink-haired fairy fashion godmother, Zandra Rhodes, who provided one of her vintage dresses from the Seventies.
Yet it was Jennifer Garner who swept the style honors in her vanilla Ralph Lauren gown. "Working with him made the whole experience," she gushed. "He would send sketches and I would circle what I liked and send it back. It was the most fun I’ve ever had getting dressed." For the chameleon "Alias" star, that says a lot.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye