The debut of "Carousel," by Christopher Wheeldon, stirred up plenty of excitement last Tuesday night at the New York City Ballet’s opening-night gala, though no one’s heart could have been racing faster than the choreographer’s. "It...
The debut of "Carousel," by Christopher Wheeldon, stirred up plenty of excitement last Tuesday night at the New York City Ballet’s opening-night gala, though no one’s heart could have been racing faster than the choreographer’s. "It was petrifying to watch," said Wheeldon, who, as many noted, is as handsome as he is talented. "We only got into the theater today and didn’t get to run all the way through even once. I was on the edge of my seat." Of course, watching the troupe’s dancers navigate through an excerpt from Peter Martins’ "Thou Swell," in spindly Manolo Blahniks, created a cliffhanger moment or two. "I don’t know how they do it," Jamee Gregory said. "I can’t even walk in them."Afterward, the chic set — who have all had plenty of practice dancing in their Manolos — including Anne Bass, Joy Hendricks, Coco Kopelman, Carol Mack, Kalliope Karella, Alba Clemente, Allison Sarofim, Georgette Mosbacher and Audrey Gruss, stirred up a little drama of their own at dinner and on the dance floor. Louise MacBain, who co-hosted with Charlotte Moss on behalf of Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, the evening’s sponsor, shimmied and shook next to her beautiful daughter, Alexandra, in matching red halter gowns. Candace Bushnell and Charles Askegard spun past, and Nina Griscom snuggled in close to her date, Leonel Piraino, an Argentinean actor.The only one left on the sidelines was Marisa Noel Brown, just back from her honeymoon in India, where a horse rolled over her foot and broke it. "Everyone keeps telling me I’m such a trouper for coming out tonight," said Brown, one of the few who can work a one-shouldered gown while wearing a cast, "but a night at the ballet is nothing compared to two weeks in India on crutches."
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