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.
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