WWD@100 Issue: Remarkable Beauty Moments

Saturday, October 30, 2010

WWD (Women’s Wear Daily), the media of record for the fashion, retail and beauty industries, celebrates 100 years of distinguished journalism with a special anniversary issue featuring the remarkable history of fashion and style as reported by WWD. The 321-page commemorative issue 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.” It is a wide-ranging WWD-look at the designers, celebrities and trends (from the sublime to the ridiculous), plus 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.

The collectible issue also has a variety of stories and special features that offer a look through WWD’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.

The WWD 100th Anniversary issue will be available from newsstands and bookstores nationwide on November, 1, 2010.

Other WWD 100th Anniversary Highlights:

WWD at 100 Anniversary Gala
– WWD will kick up its heels to host an exclusive, invitation-only anniversary celebration at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Tuesday, November 2.

Online Designer Charity Auction - The WWD @ 100 party will also boast the live preview of the one-of-a-kind lots in a special online charity auction featuring 21 of the world’s top designers who have created celebratory items for WWD’s 100th Anniversary. The auction will benefit each designer’s charity of choice. The CharityBuzz-hosted auction will start on November 2, at 11:59 PM at WWD.com/auction, and continue through until November 18. The designer items include gowns by Armani PrivĂ©, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein Alberta Ferretti and Oscar de la Renta, a vintage Jeep Wagoneer from Tommy Hilfiger, a megamural hand-crafted by John Galliano and a Chanel ensemble designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

WWD: 100 Years/100 Designers
- WWD is also celebrating the momentous anniversary with the November 1 publication of a new 312-page large-format book, featuring a foreword by WWD Executive Editor Bridget Foley. The book is filled with lavish illustrations, stunning photographs and recognizes 100 designers whose work helped define the past century. WWD 100 Years/100 Designers is published by Fairchild Books and available at Amazon.com.
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