The opening cool grays of Giorgio Armani’s spring collection stood instark contrast to the 51 looks and bountiful accessories featured inthe designer’s one-night mini-retrospective installed in a gallery spaceat his headquarters. The exhibit, “Eccentrico,” was well-named,showcasing creations from 1985 on from the fantastical end of Armani’srange. With hyper-constructed pieces such as his silver galactic specialfor Lady Gaga to the utterly romantic — an ethereal blue wonder from2001 — to musings on Orientalism (Privé, 2009), they showed a designerwho knows how to embrace fantasy when the time is right.
AsArmani sees it, that time is seldom by the light of day. Despite itsname, “Kaleidoscope,” he kept his collection ultrasubdued through thedaytime hours. His opening cloudlike hues moved into a range of lovelyblues. First out: sportswear pieces worn in layers, often a short jacketover a tunic and pants for a tri-level effect. Airiness was the point,and often, the effect, as Armani worked mostly in lightweight silks. Butamong these was organza, which sometimes crossed over from crisp toclunky. Similarly, a number of dresses overtly on their own turnedawkward over the pants that Armani just couldn’t resist throwing onendlessly, even when they made no sense.
Ultimately, however,such tricks of styling (silly hat alert!) could not trump Armani’smessage of elegant ease, which he delivered via jackets with softlypleated, flyaway backs; a major focus on shorts and some dresses ingentle prints. It was all quite soothing, even into evening whencelestial prints and dazzling force fields of crystals — grids,starbursts and spheres — exploded against grounds of black and navy.They recalled the night sky at its most magical.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@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)