Now in his third season designing the women’s ready-to-wear atHermès, Christophe Lemaire has a penchant for elevating humble clothesinto the luxury stratosphere that the brand inhabits. He opened hishandsome show at the Beaux-Arts with a gang of platinum-card-holdinggaucho girls, their tweed blanket shawls fringed in black leather; theirpleated, ballooning pants tucked into slouchy boots that may nevertouch dirt. The South American accent gave an appealing swagger to themasculine tailoring that’s become a recurrent theme of the Europeancollections. Except for trim jackets in gray flannel or croc-frontedsuede, Lemaire sized most things generously. The outerwear was strong,especially woolen coats and capes in bottle or officer greens — anemerging color story this season. They had the ease of blankets,demonstrating the relaxed-chic vibe of the collection.
Cue the Hermès versions of the tracksuit: T-shirts, cardigans andslim pants in tissue-weight suede in rich spice shades. The Hermès galis not a formal sort, and even the cocktail and evening clothes skewedcasual with silk skirts in foulard prints and loose velvet tops. Nor isshe necessarily young, as the presence on the runway of veteran modelsMarie-Sophie Wilson and Cecilia Chancellor underscored. Lemairepunctuated the low-key show with a French love story. Jane Birkin,namesake of that heat-seeking bag and a former flame of SergeGainsbourg, sat front row, while Gainsbourg’s widow — the actress, modeland singer Bambou — wore the finale look. Despite her awkward parade ina loose velvet shift, she got hoots of encouragement from the photopit.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty