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.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty