The lady wore latex. The shiny top Karlie Kloss sported with her primpencil skirt and blazer to open Oscar de la Renta’s show was indeedmade from the material most associated with the bedroom and operatingroom. Chic rather than subversive, it showed up again on a slickemerald-green tank and pencil skirt worn — in a glorious colorcombination — under a hot pink silk faille jacket embroidered with blacktassels. The models came out in edgy, laser-cut booties, their hairswept into messy beehives streaked with pink, yellow and blue. De laRenta is no punk; he was just having a little fun with a collection thatwas otherwise purely pretty and wonderfully grand.
Though rambling at times (as a 60-look show is wont to do), thestock was solid, with exquisite treatments at every turn. Daywear was arelative term here, considering all the lavish embellishment. A beltedivory linen jacket and matching skirt were trimmed in leather macraméthat looked like lace. A white floral guipure jacket was done in a blackgraffiti treatment and worn over a tweed skirt. There was even ahot-pink Persian lamb skirt-suit. Then, for evening an array ofstunners, from a swank black-and-white column slit to there to astrapless, tea-length style done in layers of aquamarine tulle andembroidered with cherry blossoms in pink feathers. With the classic dela Renta customer well accounted for, the designer was free to court ayounger, more playful contingent. Cue Cara Delevingne in a hot pinkbustier with a feathered peplum that fanned out like wings over a pairof cocktail shorts.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“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)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)