West Watch: CFDA In L.A. … Elmo Duds … All For Otis
CFDA IN L.A.: A party at Diane von Furstenberg’s Beverly Hills home Thursday night to introduce the Council of Fashion Designers of America to the Los Angeles fashion community may be the hottest ticket in town. Among the...
CFDA IN L.A.: A party at Diane von Furstenberg’s Beverly Hills home Thursday night to introduce the Council of Fashion Designers of America to the Los Angeles fashion community may be the hottest ticket in town. Among the estimated 150 guests: James Galanos, Juicy Couture’s Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Taylor, James Perse, Davis Factor, Cameron Silver, Arianne Phillips and CFDA Award nominee Nak Armstrong. Since this is DVF’s soiree, pals Christian Louboutin, Kelly Wearstler, Veronica de Laurentiis and David Geffen will also be on hand. The guest list “speaks to the breadth and depth of who we have as our members,’’ said CFDA executive director Peter Arnold. “We have emerging designers to the titans in our membership, and supporters who come from worlds that collide with fashion.”
ELMO’S DUDS: SesameWorkshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind public television’s “Sesame Street,” hopes to hang on to its former viewers with a line of fashion accessories set to hit stores in October. Familiar characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster, The Count and Oscar the Grouch are each the face of a 32-product line, ranging from plush toys and cell-phone cases to satchels and beaded change purses, aimed at teens and tweens. Wholesale prices range from $1.50 to $24 for the collection targeting stores such as Urban Outfitters and Wet Seal. Los Angeles-based Nakajima USA, the U.S. master licensee for Japan’s Sanrio, known for its “Hello Kitty” products, is the licensee of the Sesame Street line.
ALL FOR OTIS: Nike executives Mindy Grossman, vice president of global apparel, and Peter Kolsky, vice president and general manager of U.S. apparel and team sports, have had to hit the ground running since marathoner William D. Perez became chief executive officer. But that hasn’t stopped the pair from raising money for Los Angeles’ Otis College of Art & Design. They were feted during a private reception at the Nikewomen store at the Grove shopping center last month. The event was a precursor to the school’s 2005 scholarship benefit and fashion show slated for Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where Grossman and Kolsky will receive awards. Perez led executives on a morning jog at a recent company retreat. “Fortunately, it wasn’t a marathon,” Grossman said.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)