It is hard to believe that Women’s Wear Daily has been bringing us the greatest trends in women’s fashion since 1910! To celebrate, the special 321-page commemorative issue currently on newsstands and in bookstores, boasts a visually spectacular cover with a cavalcade of influential fashion luminaries and celebrities from the past century.
The centerpiece of the 100th Anniversary issue is “The 100 Remarkable Moments,” a wide-ranging WWD-look at the designers, celebrities and trends – from the sublime to the ridiculous – plus the joys and a few real tragedies that have impacted the world and the world of fashion since 1910. From flappers to first ladies, Chanel to McQueen, and hip hop to couture, “The 100 Remarkable Moments” highlights the flashpoints that shaped WWD’s first century of style.
This WWD collectible issue also has a variety of stories and special features that offer a look through the magazine’s unblinking lens of fashion and popular culture.
- “We Said It” – WWD’s John Fairchild coined the term “Fashion Victim,” and there are many more unforgettable zingers and witty bon mots.
- “Life and Times” – A rich visual history of WWD from 1910 to 2010.
- “Who Knew…” – A look back at a few of the paper’s more memorable – and surprising – stories.
- “Almost, Almost Famous” – Early WWD interviews with some now-famous faces before they topped the pop-culture charts.
- “They Said It” – This is approximately 262 WWD quotes from some of the most exciting, intelligent and outrageous personalities of the past 100 years.
A swinging soiree with literally EVERYONE, who is ANYONE in fashion, was held last night at Cipriani 42nd Street with a smaller, more intimate after party at the Campbell Apartment to further celebrate this historic time for the magazine.
The A-list attendees included: Jessica Szohr, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Coco Roche, Henry and Nancy Kissinger, Ralph Lauren, Padma Lakshmi, Petra Nemcova, Stephano Pilati, David Lauren, Francisco Costa, Nicole Trunfio, Anna Wintour, Fern Mallis, Tory Burch, Alber Elbaz, Marc Jacobs, Joyce and John Varvatos, Diane Von Furstenberg, Georgina Chapman, Betsey Johnson, Tamara Mellon, Karen Elson, Joseph Abboud, Vera Wang, Erin Featherston, Stacey Bendet, Prabal Gurung, Simon Doonan, Terry Lundgren, Yeohlee Teng, Francisco Costa, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Kenneth Cole, Joy Bryant, Aerin, Evelyn, and Leonard Lauder, Joe Zee, Nina Griscom, Michael Kors, Nicole Miller, Marisa Berenson, Cornelia Guest, James Mischka, Mark Badgley, Carolina Herrera and Patricia Herrera, Yigal Azrouel, Timo Weiland, Rachel Roy, Iman, Paul Wilmot, Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Mary Alice Stephenson, Thakoon Panichgul, Harley Viera-Newton, Ric Pipino, Jenne Lombardo, and Catherine Malandrino. Plus TGATP, of course!
TGATP favorite, DJ Cassidy spun his usual eclectic mix of happening sounds. And speaking of swingin’, my friend Greg had me in stitches when he jokingly asked a partygoer, who was describing how he met his wife in great detail, whether they were swingers or not! It was just such a random and over the top thing to ask that I just burst.
It was, as usual, a pleasure to see supermodel Veronica Webb and Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen from the Real Housewives of New York, although I didn’t really get to speak to the latter as they were busily texting and I had to shoot.
Happy Birthday WWD! What a swell party it was!