From the hippest soundtracks to the most fashionable festival, here's what's heating up the silver screen.
In Antonia, four black women—childhood friends from the poor periphery of São Paulo—form a hip-hop quartet named Antonia. Hopes of success are dashed by violence and male chauvinism, and the women must fight to reassemble the group. Independently coproduced by Fernando Meirelles, director of the Oscar-nominated City of God, Antonia features real Brazilian hip-hop stars and rappers and should draw a big youth audience. Opens in 80 theaters nationwide in February. —Mike Kepp
Featuring some of the country’s best actors, The Lives of Others won seven awards at the 2006 German Film Prize, three categories at the European Film Prize, a nomination for the 2007 Golden Globe awards and was selected as Germany’s entry to the 2007 Oscars. Set in East Berlin in 1984, the film tells the story of a Stasi secret services agent and is scheduled for release in the U.S. in February. —Damien McGuinness
From Cruella de Vil to you-know-who in The Devil Wears Prada, fashion icons don’t get the kindest treatment in movies. Now London festival Fashion in Film wants to find out why. The festival features a program of sartorially influenced flicks and a bank of experts to unravel their meanings. Highlights of the London edition last May included a screening of Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? and a screening of Rear Window, followed by a talk on Hitchcock’s groundbreaking femme fatales. Fashion in Film will travel to New York’s American Museum of the Moving Image in March. —Nina Jones
For her role in La Vie en Rose, 31-year-old Marion Cotillard (A Very Long Engagement, A Very Good Year) endured an arduous makeup process to help her achieve a transformation into Edith Piaf. In her most challenging role yet, Cotillard plays the famous French singer from her 20s, when she sang in the streets, until her untimely death, at 48. La Vie en Rose is to be released on French movie screens on Feb. 14, and a U.S. release is scheduled for June 8. —Chantal Goupil
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)