Sometimes, fashion can boil down to an easy formula. Flip through the pages of any glossy and you’ll find that the young Hollywood set has stumbled upon a simple, one-two solution: an embellished halter or slinky cami paired with simple...
Sometimes, fashion can boil down to an easy formula. Flip through the pages of any glossy and you’ll find that the young Hollywood set has stumbled upon a simple, one-two solution: an embellished halter or slinky cami paired with simple jeans.
“It’s a no-brainer in terms of not having to put much thought into refining a certain look,” says Mischa Barton of “The O.C.,” who often wears these simple trappings both on and off the set.
“It’s sexy, it’s comfortable,” says Scoop co-owner Stefani Greenfield of the look. “And you can go from day to evening.”
Or summer to winter. The only variation on this uniform seems to be either a fitted jacket or fur shrug to make up for those wintry blasts. “These young celebrities or actresses, they don’t want to be all covered up,” explains Sari Sloane, head buyer for Intermix.
Tracey Ross, owner of her eponymous Los Angeles store, however, offers a different reason. “That to me, basically, is because [these actresses] don’t know how to get dressed,” she says, only half joking. “And they didn’t have a stylist to help them.”
Still, one can’t deny the look offers just the right balance of relaxed and chic. And while even the most ardent fashion celeb may feature a well-stocked wardrobe of designer pieces, nothing beats the ease of throwing on a pair of jeans and a top.
“A lot of the designer clothes are beautiful,” Sloane says, “but they’re not for everyday. [With this look] you have more of a blank canvas, and can be a bit more creative with the way you accessorize.”
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast