Louis Vuitton: It started back in 2001 with what now seems like discretion, back when Marc Jacobs asked Stephen Sprouse to graffiti over the once-sacred LV logo. Since then, his tenure at Vuitton has been marked by extreme praise,...
They all looked fabulous in that mass-luxury way, and will no doubt set a whole new standard for the fusion of art and unabashed capitalist commerce. As Youngman, and now Jacobs, Prince and Bernard Arnault might say, "Take our bags — please." Expect the takers to come running, the world over.
END GAME: While the Louis Vuitton show might have started more than an hour late, the dinner afterward at Prunier hosted by LVMH kingpin Bernard Arnault and Vuitton chief Yves Carcelle was a brisk affair — a blur of caviar, chilled vodka and expressions of "hallelujah" that the grueling international fashion circuit had finally come to a close. "I'm just beat. Time for vacation!" sighed makeup artist Pat McGrath, collapsing into the arms of a photographer for dramatic emphasis. By contrast, Victoria Beckham confessed that adjusting to life in California has been a breeze for her family. "We live in Beverly Hills, behind the Beverly Hills Hotel. We're fortunate," she said. Although Marc Jacobs and artist Richard Prince, who collaborated on the spring Vuitton collection, were the toast of the party — and models galore were decked out in the latest Vuitton — Azzedine Alaïa got a few credits, too. Diana Widmaier Picasso and Naomi Campbell wore the same Alaïa peekaboo wool dress. And Camille Miceli, who designs jewelry for Vuitton, said she's asked Alaïa to make her wedding dress for when she ties the knot with Jerome Dernis in May. Following the dinner, guests including Pharrell Williams and Eva Herzigova rolled on to Regine's. Herzigova said she's been working on her first script for an upcoming film that she'll direct, based on her life story. "I've had some directing experience with all of the short films I made for my clothing line, but this a personal project, so I want to make sure it's done as well as possible," she said. Perhaps that's why she hasn't yet decided on who'll get to play her.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)