YSL SAYS NO: Yves Saint Laurent has refused Robert Altman's request to let Kim Basinger interview the designer for "Pret-a-Porter" backstage after today's YSL show. "We didn't think it was a good idea. It's not the kind of thing that...
YSL SAYS NO: Yves Saint Laurent has refused Robert Altman's request to let Kim Basinger interview the designer for "Pret-a-Porter" backstage after today's YSL show. "We didn't think it was a good idea. It's not the kind of thing that can be faked," said Saint Laurent's partner Pierre Berge. Some of the actors in the film will attend the show, but they will not be filmed there. "We know that this will draw attention away from the clothes," Berge said. "But that's true anytime you invite a celebrity. Can you imagine what it would be like if you had Mrs. Clinton?"
ISSEY MIYAKE: By Monday evening, only the end of the second day of the Altman shooting, the whole thing was definitely wearing thin. Miyake did his best to counter the ill will with an upbeat presentation. The fact that no one's going to be wearing pleated pyramids with precision-cut staircases up each side goes without saying. But then, there's also a limited market for brimmed chapeaux shaped out of bread and colorful, sticky candy, but they were a hoot and gave new meaning to the expression "eat my hat."
Miyake's clothes are incredibly inventive, sometimes too much so for real life. But the more delicate, subtly layered pleats -- dresses tied up with strings to vary the silhouettes, dotted combinations in brown and white -- could go anywhere. And who can't use a colorful down jacket or coat, worn over cotton jersey pieces and rough-weather rubber shoes with spats?
THE GOODS ON GALLIANO: Despite the fact that Saks Fifth Avenue had an appointment with John Galliano this week, the store will not be carrying his clothes for fall. There had been rumors of a little turf tussle between Saks and Bergdorf Goodman. "To the best of my knowledge, Bergdorf Goodman has the collection exclusively in New York, as we did for this season," said Ellin Saltzman, Bergdorf's senior vice president. She added that the only exception is Bagutta, which she described as "a longtime client" of Galliano.
MARTINE SITBON: With all the red sequined and patent leather slippers she sent out, Martine seemed to be on a long journey to Oz. But the trip would have been better if she'd stayed with her terrific daywear instead. After the show, Sitbon explained that the collection was inspired by her childhood, and her short, sexy A-line skirts, worn with knee socks and high-heeled boots or sparkling blue anklets and mary janes, proved it. Yet the designer can still cut a mean pinstriped pantsuit. This season her long, split-cuffed jackets were shown over straight pants that hung low on the hips. They picked up on one of Paris's big trends -- droopy, slouchy pants. Martine's were some of the best.TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE: For Karl Lagerfeld's show, Julien d'Ys did coifs with masses of added-on curls for all the girls. All but two. Tattooed Eve hit the runway bald once again, and Karl even rounded up another clean cranium, this one belonging to the very pretty Marinda, who's with the Viva agency in Paris.
CHANTAL THOMASS: Claudia Schiffer marched out in a black stretch bodysuit, fake leather mini and a frilly white vest, looking like someone's fantasy of a sexy French maid. With her black lace stockings, thigh-high boots and baby doll dresses, the Chantal Thomass girl seems to divide her time between boudoir and bordello. At one point in the show, three models in transparent black bodysuits, bras and bustiers were posed on circular platforms that slowly spun around. Cher, who was front-row center, clearly loved it.
PACO RABANNE: Metal Master Paco began with understated fake fur coats and bizarrely proportioned velvet suits. He hit his stride with a string of racy silver leather dresses that had the photographers screaming and a slew of metal mesh cocktail dresses. The loudspeakers blasted disco throughout the show -- but, given the materials on display, it should have been Metallica.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)