PARIS — L’Oréal Paris plans to turn the Avenue des Champs-Élysées into a fashion runway on Oct. 1 in a project conceived with La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and the backing of the Paris mayor’s office.Dubbed Le Défilé L’Oréal Paris, it is billed as the first runway down the French capital’s tony shopping street. On the catwalk will be a number of L’Oréal Paris spokespeople, including Jane Fonda, Doutzen Kroes, Maria Borges and Soo Joo Park; new faces; models sporting 70 hair and makeup looks — twists on Parisian chic; fashion icons, and influencers, according to the brand.The program is done in partnership with the Chopard jewelry brand and 18 established and emerging fashion houses, including Courrèges, Isabel Marant, Mulberry, Olivier Theyskens, Off-White, Ami and Pierre Hardy.“This is a celebration of Paris, the heart of our brand, and the fashion-beauty synergy that drives creativity forward in this city,” said Pierre-Emmanuel Angeloglou, L’Oréal Paris global brand president, in a statement. “Bringing the show onto the most famous street of Paris is a way of opening up the worlds of fashion and beauty like never before. Le Défilé L’Oréal Paris is truly open to all, and we are proud to cast models and spokespersons from all around the world, and from diverse backgrounds to represent beauty for everyone.”Six hundred people will be seated to watch the show, and thousands more are expected to look on.The makeup looks parading down the runway will be created by Val Garland, the newly minted L’Oréal Paris global makeup director. Hairstyles are to be conceived by Stéphane Lancien, global hair director for the brand.The duo will hold two live master classes right after the presentation, which will be viewable on social media. There are also to be four pop-up hair and makeup booths — manned by 24 beauty experts, wielding 9,545 L’Oréal Paris products — dotting the Champs-Élysées for a see now, try now beauty experience.For the next Paris Fashion Week, which begins on Sept. 26, L’Oréal Paris will be involved in hair and makeup backstage at a dozen shows. The brand plans — through its social channels — to give viewers a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes at fashion displays, runway beauty tips and how-to advice.Also during fashion week, on Sept. 28, L’Oréal Paris and Balmain will co-host The Invincible Party in celebration of the brands’ joint lipstick collection, called Color Riche. The 12-unit line, developed with Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing, gleaned inspiration from three runway themes key to the fashion label.Earlier in the day, L’Oréal Paris will be backstage at the Balmain spring 2018 show.L’Oréal Paris first became a Paris Fashion Week sponsor in early 2016.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews