Mario and Kristi Yamaguchi may be making all the right moves on "Dancing With the Stars," but fall's short, shimmering party dresses are already winners. Here, Lovenia's silk-lined rayon velvet dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes; men's wear and shoes from Dior Homme.
Who doesn't love to tango, salsa or swirl to a big band? Plenty of people do, and designers continue to come up with fresh versions of bare little dresses that swing and sway to the beat. — Bobbi Queen
Since he has prepared dancers and actors for numbers in movies such as "Enchanted," "Autumn in New York" and "Scent of a Woman," it wasn't a stretch for Paul Pellicoro of DanceSport to help WWD's models find their natural rhythms during this photo shoot.
The success of television shows such as "Dancing With the Stars" has led to a significant increase in the popularity of lessons at Pellicoro's studio. The dance teacher, who offers classes in everything from tango and swing to the most popular — salsa — insists that there's a style for everyone. Don't be intimidated by the dips, twists and twirls you see on TV, Pellicoro says. The routines showcased on "Dancing with the Stars," (a program for which he has coached several contestants, among them, Laila Ali), are typical of competition dancing, which requires long, rigorous practice. Pellicoro suggests that beginners, rather than trying competitive moves, go instead to social-dancing classes, which allow for more spontaneous expression. It's not as hard as it looks, he adds: "You're always dancing. Even when you walk next to someone and end up stepping in time — you're harmonizing."
— Christina Roperti
PHOTOS BY KYLE ERICKSEN; MODELS: KENDALL GREEN/FUSION AND LAURENT/B1 MODELS; HAIR BY DARIA WRIGHT FOR DARIAWRIGHT.COM; MAKEUP BY MIZU FOR PRICE INC; SILVER BRACELETS FROM UGO CACCIATORI AND EARRINGS FROM JOSE & MARIA BARRERA; ALL OTHER JEWELRY FROM BARBARA FLOOD'S CLOSET; FASHION ASSISTANTS: CHRISTINA ROPERTI AND AYSE CUETO
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews