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August 21 2014

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How To Keep Warm This Fashion Week, Louis’ Able Bodies, And More…

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WWD checks in with a few key influencers to hear their fashion week plans, schemes, and strategies. Our favorite question? How to stay warm during NYFW. Our favorite answer? Model Hannah Holman’s (pictured): “Snogging.” [WWD]

The latest designer to jump on the show-streaming bandwagon: Calvin Klein, which will stream its men’s and women’s Collection shows on Sunday the 14th and Thursday the 18th, respectively. [WWD]

LV celebrates gorgeous bodies, enviable looks…and, uh, they’re cars. The label has announced that it will present its second annual Louis Vuitton Classic Awards later this month at the BMW Museum in Munich. The winners: a ’38 Alfa-Romeo and the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics system. [Vogue U.K.]

And the complete Sonia Rykiel for H&M looks—and prices—have hit the Web. The pieces start at $5.95 and top out at $69.95. [The Cut]

Photo: Greg Kessler

Left Coast Car Party

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BMW and Vanity Fair teamed up last night to throw a party for the Art Car exhibition (which runs through February 24) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Guests including Dennis Hopper, Joan and Jackie Collins, and Rick and Kathy Hilton sipped Champagne and pondered the featured works of art on wheels: vintage Beamers with paint jobs courtesy of big-name Pop artists. There were four in all, by Andy Warhol (colorful impasto), Frank Stella (black and white grid pattern), Roy Lichtenstein (yellow sun rays and signature pixel dots), and Robert Rauschenberg (Old Masters on the doors). Cheryl Tiegs, stationed by the Warhol model, revealed she’s no stranger to customized cars. “The first thing I do is get fatter tires. Instead of 17-inch, I get 19-inch—it’s cooler.” A former swimsuit model and current reality show judge (ABC’s True Beauty) who knows her way around autos—could it get more L.A.? “I’ve pretty much always driven
sports cars, but I want a hybrid,” Tiegs added. Guess that answers that question.

Photo: Todd Williamson / WireImage

BMW + Mercedes Fashion Week Showdown. Vroom.

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There’s always been room for boy toys at fashion week, but is there room for Mercedes-Benz and BMW? This weekend, the two automakers are duking it out with back-to-back fashion parties. BMW has pulled a fast one by hosting its own event tonight, the night before Mercedes’—the official sponsor—kickoff at Shang (which will feature a performance by the Virgins and a $300,000 limited-edition SL65 sitting pretty outside). Tonight, BMW is toasting the new, customizable 7 Series
with the help of Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani, who recently co-designed one. (Details are sketchy, but we’re told she had it upholstered in a combination of felt, washed wool, and leather.) With Joy Bryant, Helena Christensen, and Chanel Iman co-hosting, it’s sure to be a little swingier than your typical cars-and-cocktails soirée.

To the big spender goes the spoils, though, and Mercedes-Benz has seemingly thrown recession woes to the wind in an effort to spread itself all over Bryant Park and beyond. Even if you don’t refer to this
time of year as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, it’s hard to walk into the tents without feeling that, well, maybe you should. That AMG Black Series model to your left goes from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and has an “air-scarf” heating system that targets your neck (consider it a go-everywhere accessory). True to tradition—and admirably, in this economy—M-B is covering costs for a designer who might not otherwise be able to pull off a show at the tents. This season, it’s Yigal Azrouël. (Last fall it was Ralph Rucci; the brand’s past partnerships include Badgley Mischka and Tracy Reese.) His post-show party will be in the Maurice Villency-designed backstage lounge, where, during a Tuesday hot toddy session, Mercedes will be handing out a ski trip to Stowe, Vermont. How do we know the dream is still alive at fashion week? Even automakers are in a giving mood.

Photos: Courtesy of Mercedes and BMW