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."
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