Etro Men’s Line to Make Runway Comeback in June

RUNWAY RETURN: Etro is bringing its men’s line back on the catwalk.
Following a three-season runway hiatus, during which Etro men’s creative director Kean Etro organized engaging presentations, the brand will unveil its spring 2020 collection with a show on June 16.
The last men’s collection that Etro showed on the catwalk was the spring 2018 lineup, which was presented with a coed runway show at the Palazzo del Ghiaccio venue in Milan.
The location of the upcoming men’s show is still to be disclosed. After seasons of shows held at Palazzo del Ghiaccio, last February Etro showed its women’s fall 2019 collection at Milan’s Giuseppe Verdi music conservatory.
Etro, which counts more than 200 stores, is investing in communication and marketing, strengthening the experience in stores and increasing digital content. Europe is still Etro’s biggest market, representing 30 percent of sales. It is followed by Asia and the U.S., accounting for 30 and 20 percent of the brand’s total business, respectively.

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Giorgio Armani to Stage First Resort Runway Show in Tokyo

MILAN — Giorgio Armani is the latest designer to take his resort collection on the road.
Armani is staging his first runway event for a pre-collection on May 24 in Tokyo. The venue and other particulars could not immediately be learned.
The show is to coincide with the reopening of the Giorgio Armani Tokyo flagship situated in the Ginza shopping district. The designer plans to fete the reopening the same night of the show with a cocktail event.
The store was first unveiled in 2007 inside the Armani/Ginza Tower, which features the Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and Armani Casa collections, along with the brand’s then-first spa, an Italian restaurant and a Privé bar.
Armani last hosted a runway show in Tokyo in 2007 as part of his One Night Only series of events, parading his spring 2008 Giorgio and Emporio Armani collections. Last year the format was slated to take place in Shanghai on May 25, but was postponed for technical and logistic reasons.
Last November, Valentino staged a runway show combining for the first time its men’s and women’s pre-fall collections in Tokyo, and a few days later Dior Men showcased its first men’s pre-fall runway show with a collection designed by Kim Jones

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Raquell Lord Balenciaga to Walk the Runway in Ralph Rucci at ‘L’Hommage’ Event

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: Ralph Rucci is lending his design talents to create pieces for a spring benefit for the LGBTQ communities.
The designer is creating gowns for legends of the ballroom community and fashion runways who will join in a show for “L’Hommage…A Night of Celebration, Unity and Love” on May 11 at Judson Memorial Church in New York.
The cocktail party will benefit FIERCE, which stands for Fabulous Independent Educated Radicals for Community Empowerment, a New York-based organization that mentors LGBTQ individuals. With members in the 10- to 21-year-old age range, the group helps them line up internships and take part in leadership development programs. In New York City, the group organizes grassroots campaigns to combat police harassment and violence and increased access to safe public space for LGBTQ youth.
Aware of the interest in the Eighties-inspired FX show “Pose,” which features the largest LGBTQ recurring cast ever assembled, and eager to help the LGBTQ community, event coordinator Anthony Stropoli said an activist friend directed him and Rucci to FIERCE. The event is a tribute of sorts to the ball culture world.
“Raquell Lord Balenciaga” will be hitting the catwalk in New York for the first time in more than 10 years.

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19 Calvin Klein Runway Looks Worth Taking a Look Back At

It’s the end of an era at Calvin Klein.
The American fashion brand announced Wednesday it will not continue its traditional collection business, meaning Calvin Klein will no longer be a fixture on the fashion week runway. The news comes after the brand shuttered its 205W39NYC label in January, following the departure of its chief creative officer, Raf Simons, the prior month.
Starting his namesake label in 1968 as a coat shop, Calvin Klein grew his brand quickly, adding sportswear and lingerie. In 1973, Klein received the Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award for a 74-piece women’s wear collection, becoming known for his youthful and classic American style.

Calvin Klein fall 1973 ready-to-wear collection. 
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While the proliferation of Klein’s underwear and jeans businesses — and legendary ad campaigns featuring the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Kate Moss and Brooke Shields — are a significant marker in the designer’s legacy, his designs on the runway were equally impactful. Most notably, Klein popularized the slipdress, which was routinely modeled by Moss on the runway.

The finale at the Calvin Klein spring 1998 ready-to-wear runway. 
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When the brand was acquired by PVH Corp. and Klein resigned from his position in 2003, designer Francisco Costa was brought on as

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Karlie Kloss and New ‘Project Runway’ Judges on the Show’s Kinder, Gentler Reboot

When “Project Runway” launched in 2004, it pulled back the curtain on the fashion industry, made Michael Kors a household name, and elevated the role of designer into the pop culture pantheon. Running for 16 seasons with guest judges including Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ciara, the show introduced such memorable moments as the Gristedes challenge and the Thunder From Down Under challenge. And it gave millions of wannabes dreams of making it like Christian Siriano, the biggest success story among the winners.
After a nearly two-year hiatus, the show returns on March 14 to Bravo for its 17th season, reimagined for now. New host, model Karlie Kloss, who is also executive producer, is joined by a new mentor (Siriano) in the Tim Gunn role, and three regular judges — Elle magazine editor in chief Nina Garcia, a veteran of the show’s earlier iteration; former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth, and designer Brandon Maxwell.
The 17 designers competing have a range of experience, and hail from all over the world, including one contestant who is a Syrian refugee, and others who are from India and Samoa. The show will put a new emphasis on inclusion, featuring models of all races

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Video: Karl Lagerfeld’s Last Chanel Runway

Tuesday morning, Chanel presented its fall 2019 collection, the last designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld, in Paris.
Designing for Chanel since 1983, Lagerfeld’s final Chanel collection was presented amid a snowy mountain village backdrop. Many of his former muses, including Cara Delevingne, Kaia Gerber and Penélope Cruz, walked the runway, showing off the designer’s last creations.
Before the show, WWD spoke with show-goers on their memories with the late designer.

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Shalom Harlow and Stephanie Seymour burn up the Versace runway

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One of the Over-the-Top Looks From Moschino’s Game Show-Themed Runway Show Was a TV Dinner Cape

The price was right at the Moschino runway show on Thursday where creative director Jeremy Scott riffed on the flashy, campy commercialism of game shows for a fashion show that would tickle Bob Barker’s fancy.

The over-the-top collection featured tongue-in-cheek looks shown to the theme song of The Price is Right, including a dollar bill print suit, bedazzled dresses that paid homage to consumer goods like soap and toothpaste, and in what might be the night’s most memorable ensemble, a structural kimono cape that looked like a TV dinner, complete with an aluminum pan, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and unidentifiable meat. For the finale of the show, models posed with cars, lawnmowers, home gym equipment and other goods that you might find on late-night television commercials as Scott took his final bow.

This isn’t the first time that Scott and Moschino’s cheeky sense of humor has trolled the fashion industry; look no further than their controversial, $ 375 dry cleaning garment bag dresses that caused an uproar on the Internet. One thing’s for certain, however; Scott’s outrageous Moschino looks are absolutely fitting for this year’s camp-themed Met Gala.

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Christy Turlington Burns Returns to the Runway After 30 Years

After 30 years away from the runway, Nineties supermodel Christy Turlington Burns closed the Marc Jacobs fall 2019 show at New York Fashion Week.
Although appearing in ad campaigns since her last catwalk, Turlington Burns has been absent from the runway since 1989. She made her return at Jacobs’ show Wednesday night dressed in a feathery black gown and matching headpiece.
The supermodel had initially given up the catwalk to pursue a college degree. Turlington Burns has since focused on philanthropy, starting the nonprofit organization, Every Mother Counts, which works to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world.
Turlington Burns isn’t the only model to make her runway return at the Marc Jacobs show. Karlie Kloss, absent from the fashion week runways for the past few seasons, was also seen walking Jacobs’ runway sporting a gray coat. Kloss has also ventured outside of modeling for the past few years, starting Kode With Klossy, a free coding camp for teenage girls, and filming Bravo’s reboot of “Project Runway,” on which she serves as the host.

Marc Jacobs has a history of memorable runway model moments at his shows. During his fall 2014 show, reality TV star turned model Kendall Jenner made

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Milly Not Hosting Runway Show During NYFW

Milly, the advanced contemporary fashion brand cofounded and designed by Michelle Smith, has decided not to have a fashion show this season.
The show had originally been slated for Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Linder occupies that space on the Fashion Calendar.
A Milly spokeswoman confirmed the brand wouldn’t be hosting a runway presentation this coming fashion week, noting, “We are considering a less formal activation. We consider this pause an opportunity to see a new way to drive media impressions.”
At present, the spokeswoman said Milly plans to return to the runways in the fall.
Smith, creative director, and her husband, Andrew Oshrin, chief executive officer, cofounded Milly in spring 2001. The company sells to such stores as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York and Bloomingdale’s and has a robust international business.
A runway show regular since 2004, in September 2017, Milly decided to host an immersive presentation format at its SoHo pop-up store, where it had a  special installation. It returned to the fashion show scene the following two seasons.

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Rodarte Designers Reveal L.A. Landmark Location for Fall 2019 Runway Show

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy have revealed the venue for their upcoming fall 2019 runway show, which will be an L.A. homecoming for the duo.
They’ll be showing Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at The Huntington Library and Gardens in their hometown of Pasadena, Calif. The landmark was established by Southern California pioneer and railroad tycoon Henry E. Huntington in 1920, first as a library for rare books, photographs and letters written by the likes of Chaucer, George Washington and Henry David Thoreau, and later as an art gallery for the family’s American and European art holdings including Thomas Gainsborough’s famous painting “The Blue Boy.” There are also 120 acres of botanical gardens, including a Japanese, Rose and Desert ones in which to hold an afternoon fashion show.
“We have dreamt of doing a show at The Huntington since we first started designing. Our grandmother and mother introduced us to The Huntington as children and we have been inspired by its beauty ever since,” the designers said. “We specifically drew inspiration from the gardens for our spring 2007 collection, and it will be amazing to see the fall 2019 collection presented in this location.”
The designers are partnering with JNSQ — short for

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Louis Vuitton Releases a Star-Studded Lookbook in Lieu of a Runway Show for Pre-Fall 2019

Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2019 Lookbook, Sophie Turner, Michelle WilliamsLeave it to these famous fashionistas to bring Louis Vuitton to life on the page.
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Miss Universe’s first transgender contestant rocks the runway

She’s transfixing! Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, the first openly transgender contestant in the 66-year history of the Miss Universe pageant, is getting rave reviews for her bikini body, runway glamour and message of inclusion. “I always say: Having a vagina didn’t transform me into a woman,” the post-op trans gal told reporters as the pageant…
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Pharrell glittered in gold on the Chanel runway

Pharrell stole the runway at Chanel Metier d’Arts show at the Metropolitan Museum on Tuesday night. Dressed in a gold glittery tunic decorated with sequin embellishments, the singer slash producer slash recent restauranteur walked the runway (to notably loud cheers) that wrapped around the iconic Temple of Dendur in front of a celeb-studded front row…
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How Candice Swanepoel Got Runway Ready for the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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