WWD’s Tradition Information to Watch in 2024 – WWD


They revealed their divorces, they went on strike, they made pink the most well-liked coloration on the film premiere circuit (and nearly in every single place else), they stood trial for a ski accident and a lot extra. Celebrities, they’re actually identical to us? 

The previous yr’s highlights embody “Barbenheimer,” Rihanna’s Tremendous Bowl efficiency, the wins of younger tennis stars Carlos Alcaraz and Coco Gauff, the summer time of Taylor Swift and Beyoncé excursions and extra. Crowd favorites to observe on the purple carpet included Pedro Pascal and Jacob Elordi, neither of whom are going away anytime quickly. Low factors, if we could, have been the bedbugs at Paris Style Week, the cockroach on the Met Gala (#RIP), the primary Sunday night time with out an episode of “Succession” following the finale and, for a lot of, the demise of their favourite celeb couple.

Final yr noticed an unprecedented variety of celebrities half methods, together with Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Hugh and Deborra-Lee Jackman, Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth and Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson, whereas Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and Meryl Streep and Don Gummer every revealed they’ve been secretly separated for years.

With their private lives enjoying out within the public eye, actors sadly had extra time than ever to dwell on issues when SAG-AFTRA went on strike in mid-July. 

Whereas 2023 noticed the dissolution of some favourite celeb {couples}, the yr additionally delivered a number of new pairings. Most notable is Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, an sudden football-pop crossover that has seen many Swifties tuning in for “the sport.” All eyes shall be on the tip zone come February, when the Tremendous Bowl will no less than ship a win for throwback halftime performer Usher. And naturally, the Jeff Bezos-Lauren Sanchez marriage ceremony looms massive. Will 2024 be the yr they make it actually official?

Barbiecore will get its final hurrah heading into awards season, with 12 Grammy nominations, 9 Golden Globe nominations and 18 Critics’ Selection Awards. With the Oscar nominations set to be unveiled on Jan. 23, we’ll see how “Barbie” squares off in opposition to “Oppenheimer” one final time. And the Emmy Awards, rescheduled from its unique September date, will lastly dole out its honors on Jan. 24.

Which of the approaching blockbusters will dominate our psyche (and social feeds)? The yr’s anticipated releases embody “Dune: Half 2,” pushed again to March as a result of strike. Additionally out in March is “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho’s subsequent movie “Mickey 17,” adopted in April by Luca Guadagnino’s Zendaya-led “Challengers”

Because the strike pushed the manufacturing of many beloved sequence again a number of months, followers can count on the return of reveals like “Emily in Paris” later this yr; different sequence, like the ultimate season of “Stranger Issues,” aren’t anticipated till 2025.

Whereas the Sussexes proceed to fire up drama with the discharge of Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare,” there shall be a brand new royal-tangent memoir this spring to deflect a few of the consideration. Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer’s memoir “A Very Personal College” comes out in March. Different anticipated e-book releases this spring embody Salman Rushdie’s memoir “Knife” and “Wandering Star,” the second novel by Pulitzer-nominated creator Tommy Orange.

Heading into summer time, the Met Gala will return with its 2024 exhibition, “Sleeping Beauties.” After which, come July, it’s off to Paris for the Summer season Olympics. Let the 2024 (tradition) video games start.


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