The New York Public Library is getting a bit more fashionable, thanks to MZ Wallace. The design company, founded by Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice in 2000, has partnered with artist Raymond Pettibon on a limited-edition tote bag, with all proceeds going to the Library’s special collections. “As a born-and-bred New Yorker, the New York Public Library was a part of my life from the beginning,” said Eustice. “When I was a kid you didn’t have school ID cards, so getting your first library card was a big deal. You could go by yourself and take out a book and that freedom was intoxicating…this collaboration with Raymond for The Library was a perfect fit, it gives us the ability to support the city that we grew up in and the city where MZ Wallace was started.”
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews