Sunday’s Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards proved a big night for Mario Testino. The celebrated photographer was being feted alongside the late Herb Ritts. “I don’t know where they found me a cosmo,” Testino...
Sunday’s Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards proved a big night for Mario Testino. The celebrated photographer was being feted alongside the late Herb Ritts. “I don’t know where they found me a cosmo,” Testino mused, referring to news earlier that no cosmopolitans were being served at the party, “but I needed something to calm my nerves.” He seemed perfectly composed minutes later when Cameron Diaz, who was to present him with the Robert Graham-designed maquette, joined him in a spirited rendition of George Michael’s “Faith,” which was playing loudly at the outdoor event.
Some 500 guests, including Patrick Swayze (who presented Ritts’ trophy to the photographer’s mother, Shirley Ritts), Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon and Jacquetta Wheeler, came to honor Ritts and Testino. Though Tom Ford walked the red carpet, he sneakily slipped out a side exit once inside.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
📸: @zefashioninsider .
“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .