PARIS — Groupe Clarins on Monday night held a birthday bash at the Théâtre Marigny here to celebrate the 15th year of its Femme Dynamisante prize, which recognizes a woman who dedicates herself to improving the lives of children.The award was granted to Lisa Lovatt-Smith, a former Vogue fashion director who has spent the last decade helping children in Ghana through her association OrphanAid Africa. Today, more than 250 children are involved in her organization, which she began at the age of 35 after a trip to the country with her adopted daughter.Among the hundreds of attendees at the Clarins event were Rossy de Palma and Frédéric Mitterrand.Lovatt-Smith was granted 45,000 euros, or $59,013 at current exchange, plus other proceeds, including a portion of the 185,000 euros, or $242,610, raised by Clarins employees and the 101,100 euros, or $132,605, stemming from an auction of special-edition L’Eau Dynamisante bottles.L’Eau Dynamisante — the “invigorating fragrance” — turns 25 this year, and to help mark the occasion its flacon was reinterpreted by personalities and brands including Chantal Thomass, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Pierre Hermé and Zadig & Voltaire. These then were auctioned off in September.In total, women 70 women in 14 countries around the globe have been recompensed with a Femme Dynamisante award.
Exclusive: @longchamp is planning to stage its first official runway show at New York Fashion Week this fall. The French leather goods firm has expanded into ready-to-wear as part of its repositioning as a lifestyle brand. The show, scheduled for September 8, will also cap the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook their first overseas engagement as a married couple in Dublin. The trip included multiple events and outfits changes, including this black dress by @emiliawickstead that Meghan Markle wore for a party at the British Ambassador’s home. #wwdfashion #royals
At 20 years old – and with an estimated net worth of $900 million - @kyliejenner is the youngest person to ever make @forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen. “It’s incredible to be recognized for something I’m so passionate about, and I’m really grateful for that. I’ve always loved makeup and worked really hard to bring the first lip kit to the market,” said Jenner on founding @kyliecosmetics. See who else is on the list on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @rainerhosch)
“The collection is inspired by Tulum and the Mayan Riviera – its laid-back luxury, life of cabanas, untouched coastline, natural habitats, exotic cocktails and jungle parties with renowned DJs,” said Matteo Maniatty, creative director and cofounder of @descendantofthieves, on the brand’s inspiration for its latest collection. See more designer sketches and inspirations on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #nyfwmens #nyfw
@riccardotisci17 is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection as part of his anticipated runway debut for @burberry in September. Delivered in a series of instant drops, this is the second Burberry capsule collection announced since Friday, when Tisci broke the news on his collaboration with @viviennewestwood. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
“It’s like a Cinderella story. You get a little fake, you get a little real, you put it together and voilà,” said legendary rapper Slick Rick, who helped pioneer the merge of luxury and streetwear. WWD’s @ariahughes spoke to @therulernyc about his jewelry collection, his collaboration with @bally and how the industry has evolved – link in bio. (📷: @kristaschlueter)
@ragandbone and @eminem are teaming up on a special capsule collection of streetwear pieces. Sold at a one-day pop-up in London’s Soho on Friday, the collection features three different T-shirt designs and a hoodie. The capsule is set to kick off the rest of Eminem’s shows in his European Revival Tour, which ends on Sunday. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdfashion