Jessica Paster, Luxe agency, dressing Allison Janney, Peri Gilpin, Jane Leeves, Megan Mullally: "Wearing Paris couture from a show the day before the awards is crazy. No [celebrity] is going to wait that long to get a dress. Hilary Swank did that last year with Versace, but the show was a week before. Designers just want to get over their runway shows. The last thing on their minds is an awards show. They're not going, 'Oh my God, we need to dress an actress for the Golden Globes!' The couture shows are their Golden Globes, their Oscars."
Fahti Parsia, Rex, dressing Catherine Zeta-Jones: "I'm inspired by the old-fashioned studio system where they turned out these exquisite creations. I want to buy that fantasy, that image. Have you ever seen a bad picture of Bette Davis or Rita Hayworth? Catherine is the same way. For her, I always go couture because I like the extra oomph. It's like a second skin. Clearly, she was born to wear it. She just popped out of the womb and was like, 'Where are my high heels?'
"If you're going to go through the trouble of getting ready, don't go halfway. I'm not looking for something that already exists on the runway and I'm not about the latest looks. The Golden Globes is not a parade of the latest trends."
Ricci De Martino, Cloutier: "I would go to whatever length it took to get the right dress for the right person, even if it meant going to Europe and plucking it off the rack. It's a big business, and a lot of people forget it's not just about glamour and glitz -- it's about getting that dress on the right person at the right time. It doesn't have to be the trendiest dress, but I do like to showcase the latest looks on my clients rather than something everyone has seen before."
Jeanne Yang, Cloutier: "It's really hard because there's enough pressure as it is to have a certain look. But once in a while, it's great to go out there and do something unorthodox, like Lara Flynn Boyle [last year]. She wore a crazy suit and rhinestones. At first I thought, 'What is she doing?' But it was in keeping with the whole idea of looking great and standing out. Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery at awards shows. You have to walk that thin line between trying to be cool and unique and yet not stick out so much that people will be tearing you down."L'Wren Scott, dressing Sandra Bullock and Sarah Jessica Parker: "The Golden Globes feels a little more casual, but it's in the attitude -- not the dress. Just because it's a relaxed venue doesn't mean it has to be a relaxed dress. It's about whatever you feel gorgeous in. If it's couture, it's couture; if it's diamonds, it's diamonds. If you feel gorgeous, go for it, honey! I like to have an open mind."
Phillip Bloch, Cloutier, dressing Kim Cattrall: "Celebrities don't need me to find Randolph Duke, Giorgio Armani and Valentino. They go after stars themselves. My job becomes about finding new designers people don't know.
"I feel like the Golden Globes are somewhere between the Oscars and the MTV Awards. Movie stars should look romantic, feminine and sexy. Young women should not look like debutantes, and mature women should not look like they are going to a fund-raiser. I want people to have fantasies about these stars when they walk across the stage. When celebrities pretend all this fuss about getting dressed doesn't matter, they're kidding, because let's face it, they're all people-pleasers at the end of the day. They do it for the fans. That's the driving force right there."
For its next men’s wear collection, @roberto_cavalli will show as a special guest at #PittiUomo, running from June 12-15. The brand, which has Florence in its roots, will relaunch its men’s wear collection, which will be presented separately from women’s wear for the first time since Paul Surridge was appointed creative director in May. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech at the @sxsw conference for @createcultivate, the online platform and conference series for women. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.