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Hot off the rumor mill from yesterday’s WWD CEO Summit are reports that Chanel will stage its next annual Métiers D’Art show in none other than Dallas, Texas.
Last week, Women’s Wear Daily published several oddly-timed stories about Paris Fashion Week. One piece by Miles Socha compared Hedi Slimane‘s Saint Laurent debut to Raf Simons‘ Christian Dior ready-to-wear. The general verdict is that everyone loved Simons’ collection, while Slimane’s collection was well-reviewed by retailers, but not so much by critics like Cathy Horyn. Naturally, the crew at Saint Laurent Paris didn’t like the article, so CEO Paul Deneve sent in a letter to the editors at WWD.
Today, WWD turned their critic’s eye to South Korean pop sensation Psy (of “Gangnam Style” fame), but we can’t help but think a few of their sharp-tongued lines crossed the line from critique to caricature.
Jil Sander returned to the runway after a seven-year hiatus with her spring 2013 menswear collection this past weekend, and the reviews are in!
Today Women’s Wear Daily ran a lengthy profile on Tory Burch. While it’s not nearly as juicy as the New York Magazine one a few months back, it’s still chock full of interesting tidbits.
Kim Jong-un‘s haircut may have captivated North Korea, but Women’s Wear Daily isn’t impressed.
Maybe one of the reasons people can be so dismissive about Victoria Beckham‘s various forays into the fashion industry don’t have so much to do with the fact that she’s a celebrity as they do with the fact that they’ve never heard her talk about running a business. Because when that happens, it sounds like Posh Spice knows exactly what she’s doing.
We are halfway through Kim Kardashian’s four hour, two part wedding extravaganza, and though nary a nuptial has yet to air (last night’s episode was dedicated mainly to Kris Jenner’s plastic surgery), every media outlet and their mother has dedicated today to the Kardashians. Case in point: Women’s Wear Daily’s four separate articles about America’s most branded family. So, what did we learn?
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke may have had a rough go of it lately, but he’s apparently killing it in his closet every morning. Trade bible Women’s Wear Daily highlighted Bernanke in their recurring “Man of the Week” feature, lauding the former Princeton professor for even-handed style and the way his suit finds a “good balance between strong and not overpowering.”
Magazine shakeups always pique our interest, but Women’s Wear Daily‘s take on the departure of Vogue senior accessories editor Filipa Fino is certainly interesting.
At next week’s CFDA Awards, Marc Jacobs will take the podium to receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. (And, yes, he’s only 48. A deserving 48, but 48 nonetheless.) Women’s Wear Daily‘s Bridget Foley sat down with the prolific designer for a lengthy interview, and while you really should read the whole thing, we’ve parsed our favorite parts just for you.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen won’t find out if they won the CFDA’s award for Emerging Talent until the ceremony next week, but the press they got in today’s issue of Women’s Wear Daily says it all. The industry paper dedicated no less than four articles to the duo, the best of which is a lengthy profile by Bridget Foley in which the sisters “wax rapturous” about Alexander McQueen and Foley waxes equally rapturous about the insanely awesome gifts they give each other.
Last week, Michelle Obama and her husband hosted a state dinner for the Chinese Prime Minister. For the evening, Obama chose a red gown with a black floral pattern designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. It was a beautiful dress in a traditional design, especially by McQueen’s standards. The color, most presumed, was an homage to China. The choice, however, was a slap in the face to American designers, at least according to the CFDA, Oscar de la Renta, and fashion’s publication of record, WWD — all of whom Cathy Horyn takes to task in her column for today’s New York Times.
This weekend Miuccia Prada showed off her much-lauded spring/summer 2011 collection in a one-off show in Beijing. Miuccia adapted the collection for the Chinese market, swapping cotton for silk and adorning the signature striped pieces in sequins. Of course, the show was also an opportunity for Miuccia to sit down with WWD and dish on globalization, political aspirations and the internet.
Last week, we wrote about an invite we received to an event hosted by Google and headlined, “High Tech Fuses With High Fashion,” which led us (and every other invitee) to believe that the web giant was launching some sort of fashion e-tailer. Today, WWD confirms the news via several sources privvy on Google’s plans.
A couple of months ago the Times asked if Victoria Beckham was for real, and today WWD responds with a definitive “yes.” Their Q&A with the former Spice Girl/current designer is chock full of interesting tidbits, which we’ve mapped out for those among you without a subscription.
This week we were able to watch Willow Smith and Donatella Versace on daytime TV. We also got to see Lanvin Hearts H&M in the flesh, and obsess over the many iterations of Gaga. Not to mention we learned Emma Watson wishes she had been naughtier. Awesome.
Last night Women’s Wear Daily celebrated their 100th birthday at the oddly named WWD @ 100 Anniversary Gala. The fashion people were out in full force at Cipriani, though many struck a fairly casual note, eschewing gowns for pants and pumps for boots.