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CHECKING OUT: Saturday night’s Burberry show was nothing short of a Christopher Bailey love-in, with staffers getting teary eyed and celebrity guests gushing about the designer who’s leaving after nearly two decades at the brand.
“Of course I’m here to support him — he’s been so generous to me, dressing me for years for different events,” said the actor Idris Elba. Naomi Watts said she wanted to be there because “I like Christopher – he’s a really lovely person to spend time with.”
More than 1,300 guests attended the show including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Keira Knightley, Michelle Dockery, Naomie Harris, Iris Law, Lily James, Jourdan Dunn, Kate Mara, Chelsea Clinton, Paloma Faith, Liam Gallagher, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Daphne Guinness and Stephen Jones.
When they weren’t gushing about Bailey, they were talking about their projects for the stage and screen.
Miller said she’s still recovering from the West End run of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and is about to promote “The Burning Woman,” an American drama in which she plays a woman named Deb. “But I don’t set myself on fire and the film is not related in any way to Burning Man (festival),” she said.
Watts, meanwhile, has two films in the pipeline,
UPCYCLING DE LUXE: To showcase the savoir faire of the house’s various ateliers and that of its little sister line Petit h, Hermès opened the doors of its Left Bank boutique on the Rue de Sèvres to journalists and clients on Sunday.
Running in tandem with the design fair Maison & Objet, the event was conceived to present novelties from Petit h, which upcycles scraps from Hermès creations. On display for a month is its new “hardware” line, including screwdrivers, baskets, brushes and bottle-openers decorated with leftover pieces of leather,.
Five ateliers were in place for the day in Hermès’ sweeping location. At one, people could see how to wax shoes using John Lobb products, while another was all about shoelaces. Visitors learned the knack of sewing buttons onto Hermès pouches, plus used their creativity in pasting leather and silk scraps onto notebooks, and making small leather earphone holders. Nearby, an artisan hammered nails that ultimately would create the shape of the Petit h logo on a wall.
Hermès also invited visitors to sample various culinary delights whose recipes were concocted to echo the various ateliers. For instance, there was a dish including onions pierced with cloves. In French, “nail” is “clou” and
“I’ve known Molly since I was 16, she’s one of my dearest friends,” said Reese Witherspoon of her longtime makeup artist, Molly R. Stern. The actress hosted a dinner at Lucques in Los Angeles on Monday night to celebrate Stern’s collaboration with Sarah Chloe Jewelry, dubbed #LoveYourself.
“Molly spreads such a positive message,” added Witherspoon of Stern’s hashtag mantra. “She’s more about inner beauty than how you look on the outside.”
Stern’s other longtime client, Maya Rudolph, agreed. “Molly used to wax my eyebrows when I was in college and we just clicked. We met again on a project when I was working in costumes and wardrobe and when I got to a point in my career when I could pick my own makeup artist, it had to be her.”
The event was a small affair for Stern’s friends and family. She brought her mom and oldest daughter; Witherspoon brought her daughter Ava Phillippe, Meritt Elliott brought her daughter Lyric, and so on. Client Lily Collins and wedding planner Yifat Oren were also in the mix.
Stern is a woman of many talents; she had a contemporary clothing line called MRS that her celebrity clients wore regularly, she painted the flower motif used to
HOLIDAY INSTALLATIONS: With Christmas approaching, Dover Street Market hosted an event to celebrate with a series of signature installations from various brands and designers, and marked Comme des Garçons’ Re/tartan Re/energy Holiday campaign launch.
London-based stylists Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, co-editors in chief of brand new magazine-cum-posterbook Chaos SixtyNine, held a “teenage bachelor bedroom” themed installation in the basement. “We wanted it to be a space where you could put up all the posters from the magazine freely. That seemed naturally to be a teenage bedroom,” said Lyall.
The space was also used to launch the Chaos Bruv Club Collection, as well as special merchandise. “The Bruv Club is like men’s suiting, racer graphics, a bit skate and a bit gentleman,” said Stockdale. “It’s a nice mix of the two. Bruv Club to us is all-inclusive: boys, girls, anyone up for a bit of fun.”
While the second issue of the biannual title won’t be out until at least May of next year, Charlotte and Katie have collaborations up their sleeves — the first of which will be with Hayden Kays, a British artist influenced by Fifties pop art. It will include custom graphics printed onto Chaos phone cases. They will be available
THE HEALER IS IN: Giving the wellness trend another dimension, guests at MZ Wallace’s SoHo store in Manhattan on Tuesday night were encouraged to realign their energy. While some shoppers milled around, trying on the small Camo Metro totes, Thompson Satchels and other bags from the collection, 40 tried out a little reiki. The event’s resident reiki practioner Mark Connolly was a familiar face to several in the room. “This is my coming out as a healer,” Connolly said.
Four years after exiting Condé Nast Traveler as style director, Connolly has built a loyal following as a reiki practitioner and intuitive counselor. Lucy Wallace Eustice, who started MZ Wallace with Monica Zwirner in 2000, was in the mix. For an added punch Tuesday night, Connolly gave guests a sampling of energy balancing with the ancient art of aromatherapy, such as Victorian Hedgerow. “It reminds me of walking through an enchanted old English country garden after a summer rainfall, and everything smells of damp earth and moss with that sweet, pungent country flower smell. That one is [meant to be] very soothing, calming and uplifting,” he said. Blending different essences and oils, Connolly said he would suddenly get a whiff of Angkor
EPIC TALE: Christian Dior hosted a screening on Monday for “Christian Dior, la France,” a documentary about its founder released to coincide with the house’s 70th anniversary.
Directed by Frédéric Mitterrand, former culture minister, author, documentary maker and nephew of former French president François Mitterrand, the two-part film tells the story of Dior’s life from his childhood in Normandy to his international fame as creator of the New Look in 1947.
“The film is three hours long. It tells the story of Dior’s life from the inside, I believe, and attempts to explain the extraordinary personality of this shy, reserved man who avoided press and whose artistic life was brief, since he wore himself out with work and died after 10 years of designing,” the filmmaker said.
A screengrab from “Christian Dior, la France.”
The film delves into Dior’s brief career as a composer, his beginnings as an art gallerist, his private life and his relationships with artists, stars and fashion personalities such as Jean Cocteau, Christian Bérard, Marlene Dietrich, Alexander and Tatiana Liberman and Carmel Snow.
“He comes across as a total genius, and at the same time a man of great moral fiber, infinite kindness and extraordinary courage and ability,” Mitterrand told the
TRUE COLORS: Embassies are all about helping the homeland, but the U.S. Embassy of Haiti went above and beyond presenting the Bien Abyé “Les Jardins de la Mode” pop-up shop.
More than 400 people turned up for the event, the finale to D.C.’s first “Haiti Week,” hosted by Ambassador Paul Altidor, and it featured an assortment of products from Haitian-American entrepreneurs. All of the apparel, accessories, home goods and gourmet products that were featured are sourced or inspired by Haiti. Bien Abyé’s founder and designer Dayanne Danier orchestrated the event, which included “Artisan du Monde” by Nathalie Tancrede, “Deux Noirs” by Eddy Albertini, “Vetiver Les Cayes” by Reginald Boisrond Canal and “Zesa Raw” by Michelle Jean. Art fans, diplomats and tastemakers checked out the collection and shopped in the embassy’s newly renovated courtyard. They also listened in when former White House liaison Karen Andre quizzed participants about their careers.
“The recent event was the first in a series and “is in line with the mission of the Embassy to be a platform for Haitian-owned businesses to showcase their products,” Altidor said.
Bien Abyé is currently offered in five U.S. boutiques and via e-commerce. “Doing pop-up allows me to give a unique experience to
KYOTO, Japan — Call it a friendly takeover.
On Sunday night, Louis Vuitton privatized Shinbashi Street in the heart of Kyoto’s medieval district to celebrate its cruise 2018 collection. Guests including Michelle Williams, Isabelle Huppert, Laura Harrier and Sophie Turner mingled with gaggles of geishas by lantern light, and top city officials gave speeches to mark the occasion.
Geishas at the cocktail party hosted by Louis Vuitton.
“This event really pushes the limits, I think. You have taken a public road and turned it into a party — this has never been done before,” said Keiji Yamada, the governor of Kyoto Prefecture.
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“I’ve been to Japan before and I’ve been to Kyoto before, but I’ve never been on this street, somehow,” said Jennifer Connelly as she soaked up the atmosphere. “It’s really remarkable — it’s so beautiful. It’s very special. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Michelle Williams, Nicolas Ghesquière and Jennifer Connelly
In an unprecedented move, Vuitton took over 15 of the street’s historic restaurants to host its guests. The evening before, it had booked three of the city’s temples, including the prestigious Sennyū-ji temple, which Emperor Akihito often visits and which had never before hosted
SHOWING IN SUSSEX: British label Vivienne Westwood showcased its bridal and couture collections on Friday during a small event held at the Nyetimber Champagne estate in West Sussex, England.
Brigitte Stepputtis, head of couture at Vivienne Westwood, presented the collections during an event at the Nyetimber vineyard, which included a tour of the grounds, a wine tasting and a vegetarian lunch in keeping with the designer’s ethos.
The White Barn on the Nyetimber estate provided a dramatic backdrop for 10 mannequins dressed in the designs. The sprawling estate spans 483 acres, including barns and vineyards that produce chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier.
Stepputtis said her lineup was inspired by Greek – and Hollywood – goddesses as well as high-society women. There were also influences from 17th and 18th century salon culture, which originally encouraged Westwood to learn corsetry.
Stepputtis said the label is not creating a full red carpet collection, but a relatively small range. “Business is going well,” she said. “Especially with the bridal because it has become more fashion. Before, it was a very conservative thing. But now brides are more playful.”
“Westwood’s clients always come because they always want something special,” she added. “They have in mind what they want. She’s
GORHAM’S GEAR: Ben Gorham joined Frame founders Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede at a cocktail hosted by the brand at Torstensson and Natalie Massenet’s private residence in West London on Tuesday night.
This is Gorham’s first foray into clothing, as the innovator in the artisanal fragrance movement has worked on accessories in the past. The 6-foot-5-inch-tall Byredo founder and former professional basketball player worked with the London-Los Angeles fashion brand on a 20-piece dedicated men’s capsule range titled “Away From His Hands.” The range was inspired by the youth lifestyles of rodeos and ranches as seen in Western references in the form of patchwork denim, leather vests, vintage Ts and paisley scarf linings.
“There was the childhood associations to cowboys,” said Gorham. “That was my immediate connection to denim and it was kind of from my origin. I saw a new subculture and new generation come out through the rodeo scenes. They were young Americans and Latin Americans. As a style, it was a hybrid of classic cowboys and styled with denim and boots combined with sportswear and T-shirts and prints. I fell in love with that as an image. It became the base of the capsule.”
He called the process an organic one
MILAN — The Prada Group held its first conference on sustainability, called “Shaping a Creative Future,” in partnership with Yale School of Management and Politecnico di Milano School of Management.
The two-day event was held at Fondazione Prada on the first day on Monday, and at the brand’s headquarters in Milan, where the show is held, the second day.
Focusing on the relation between sustainability and innovation, the conference was made up of conversations, debates and discussions with leading international academic, creative and business figures, moderated by the two universities.
The first day saw representatives from leading businesses meet with Yale School of Management and Politecnico di Milano School of Management professors and alumni for discussions on sustainability and innovation.
The discussions over the two days hinged on brand heritage and market value; design for sustainability through innovation and tradition; sustainability and value creation, and driving creative excellence.
“One of the universal fundamental virtues is creativity,” said Prada chairman Carlo Mazzi. “Positive creativity requires equality and liberty, and we need courage and a strong mind. Where creativity is focused on the good and beauty [there] is also sustainability.”
The first speech centered on brand heritage and market value and Yale Professor Ravi Dhar explained how “products are more
“Billions” star Malin Akerman hosted a shopping event at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills on Friday evening in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Make March Matter campaign, in which more than 100 local businesses and corporate partners offer consumers opportunities to raise money for the nonprofit hospital through everyday activities such as drinking coffee, going shopping or getting a blowout.
Malin Akerman in Rag & Bone.<br />
Held in the third-floor Cusp department, the event donated 10 percent of proceeds from Theory, ALC, Rag & Bone, Frame, J Brand, Helmut Lang and Etienne Marcel to CHLA.
“I’ve been involved with the hospital for four or five years; I live really closeby and have been in to visit the kids,” said Akerman, who’s back home from filming and promoting the second season of the Showtime hit “Billions.”
She won’t have long, though, as she just signed on to costar in “Rampage” opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Naomie Harris, and filming begins April 4 in Atlanta.
“It’s been a while since I did a big film. I get to play a villain in this one. It’ll be a big ‘King Kong’ kind of vibe,” she said of the video game reboot, slated for
WALLPAPER: Guests including Arizona Muse and Bruno Frisoni gathered in a Paris apartment decorated in wild and wonderful hand-painted wallpapers by de Gournay on Saturday night for a cocktail marking a collaboration between the luxury fabrics and wallpaper maker and footwear brand Aquazzura. The event was cohosted by Matches Fashion cofounder Ruth Chapman, with the whimsical shoe collection due to launch on Matchesfashion.com in May.
“I love interiors and I’ve always loved de Gournay wallpapers. The way I met them is that I have a room in de Gournay wallpaper at my house that was shot by a magazine, and they called me and said we should do something together,” said Aquazzura’s Edgardo Osorio. “I’m obsessed with what they do, everything is customizable, everything is hand-painted. I’m Colombian, I love everything exotic, so I thought, why don’t we make a pink jungle.”
Yoyo Cao and Edgardo Osorio
Busy eyeing the capsule, which houses five styles in crepe satin and embroidery, Muse picked out her favorites. “I love the high-heel mule and the pointed flat with a wrap-around ankle. It’s so beautiful, they’ve managed to stay true to de Gournay’s spirit, and create a whole scene and put it on shoes. To see monkeys and birds on shoes,
The Black Accessories Designer Alliance held its semiannual fashion week soiree Wednesday evening, in a Chelsea arts space.
The event received more RSVPs than ever — with it tripling in interest over last season.
“We have more designers this season than we’ve ever had. I think that it’s time, we are growing and this is evidence that things are taking off,” said founder Wilbur Pack Jr.
The evening was host to a half-dozen emerging designers of color. Among them was Tanisha Middleton, founder of the Framed by Tee Tee online eyewear business.
Middleton produces sunglasses in her New York residence, selling them directly to consumers through her web site. Prices range from approximately $ 25 to $ 100. Custom designs can cost more.
“It’s worth it. It’s a joy to see your vision come to life and to see people wearing your things,” she said of the efforts she invests in operating her own business.
Another exhibitor, Laura Tatum, owns and operates Bunny Paige jewelry out of Cleveland, Ohio. Her glitzy designs are priced from $ 45 to upward of $ 350. Last year, she quit her job to focus on jewelry full-time.
“In the climate we live in right now, it’s incredibly important to put ourselves out there, to come together and
Olympian Laurie Hernandez’s mother wouldn’t let her go through the gymnastics of trekking through a snowstorm to model in Thursday’s Red Dress fashion show, but the predominantly nonteenage talent made it as planned.
By the time the event’s host, Katie Holmes, arrived at Hammerstein Ballroom, actresses like Bonnie Somerville, Lucy Lawless, Peyton List and Lauren Holly were busy backstage with last-minute makeup touches. As “The Real” cohost Jeannie Mai warmly greeted a hanger-on, “The Brady Bunch’s” Maureen McCormick had more to tend to, hobbling by on a broken heel. More collected were three who know how to work a crowd, Veronica Webb, Rachel Platten and Star Jones. Several of the celebrity models circled by Macy’s chairman and chief executive officer Terry J. Lundgren, since The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection is presented by Macy’s.
Wearing a ruby red fringed and bejeweled Marchesa dress designed by her friend Georgina Chapman, Holmes’ work schedule is busy as ever. Along with the upcoming Reelz miniseries “The Kennedys: After Camelot,” Holmes will appear in Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” and “Coup D’etat” with Michael Caine (which may premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival). Mention of the upcoming auction of Jackie Kennedy’s personal
Two gay Iraqis who met, fell in love and fled their home country to be together made an appearance on Ellen this week. A film about their relationship premiered last year.
“Out of Iraq” was filmed over the course of 13 years and follows the story of Nayyef, an Iraqi translator and Btoo, an Iraqi soldier. After Nayeef was forced to flee the country in 2009, the pair spent years trying to be reunited.
During their conversation, Nayyef, who is still not out to his family, told Ellen what he wishes his family knew about their relationship.
“I just want to tell them how much I love them, especially my mom, and I love her so much. But that’s me ― that’s how I came into the world ― and my happiness is with him. I want to spend all my life with him.”
Check out the “Ellen” appearance above and head here to read more about “Out of Iraq.”
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DOTING ON DONATELLA: A crowd of Versace-clad fans headed to Harrods Monday afternoon to meet Donatella Versace at the signing of her book “Versace.”
The designer didn’t keep her admirers waiting, arriving promptly at 1 p.m. to greet 100 men and women, with some decked in the brand’s boisterous apparel. Some shoppers started gathering as early as 11 a.m., as only the first 50 customers who visited the boutique would have a chance to meet briefly with Versace and to have their book signed and picture taken.
Dressed in head-to-toe black , she sat behind a desk inside the Versace boutique in the International Designer room of the Knightsbridge retailer.
“I have always created stories through images, in both collections and advertising campaigns, and I’ve always been in charge of the image-making for Versace,” she said. “The book highlights this aspect of my creative process.”
Versace said working on the book took about two years and added it was difficult to choose from the various images shot by numerous photographers she has worked with. She also insisted that the book feature lots of pictures of Audrey — her beloved Jack Russell.
“I love the first chapter,” said Versace, about her favorite part of the book.
SUPER SUNDAY: It was one busy day in London ahead of the Fashion Awards, which take place Monday night for the first time at Royal Albert Hall: The British Fashion Council hosted two events for nominees — a Sunday lunch and cocktails — while Donatella Versace talked about her new book at the Victoria & Albert museum in the evening.
“I’ve always wanted the Fashion Awards to go international so this is a culmination of a four-year-long dream,” said Natalie Massenet, the BFC’s chairman, at the lunch at Little House in Mayfair.
“To have Franca Sozzani, Ralph Lauren and Bruce Weber come to London to be celebrated — it’s all very exciting. It’s been such a course in fashion recently.”
Guests included Weber, Jean Paul Gaultier, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe, Simone Rocha, Alice Temperley, Anya Hindmarch, Johnny Coca, Nick Knight, Nicholas Kirkwood, Molly Goddard, Nadja Swarovski (her company is sponsoring the awards) and Jason Basmajian. They sat down to a family style spread of British fare that included some British Sunday lunch classics: Shepherd’s pie and sticky toffee pudding.
Coca said he usually spends his Sunday unwinding. “I’d be relaxing with my friends, my sister and my family,” said Mulberry’s creative director. “Watching
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BIEBER BOUTIQUE: VFiles has cleared its SoHo store in Manhattan to make way for Justin Bieber’s “Purpose World Tour” merchandise.
The Millennial-minded social media platform and retailer is hosting a two-day pop-up that opens today and is dedicated to Bieber’s concert merchandise, which includes a denim jacket, T-shirts, hoodies, hats and sweatpants that retail from $ 30 to $ 360. The pop-up will also include two limited-edition hoodies that are exclusive to VFiles and a T-shirt designed specifically for his Brooklyn concert, which will be held tonight and tomorrow night at the Barclays Center. Customers, who were let in 20 at a time, are only allowed to buy one of each item.
The line for the pop-up, which snaked down Mercer Street, was filled with mostly young people wearing other merchandise from their favorite pop stars — Beyoncé’s Ivy Park logo and Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” graphics were scattered through the crowd.
Shoppers in line were either Beliebers or they worshiped at the altar of Jerry Lorenzo, the Fear of God designer who helped with the merchandise and designed custom pieces for the tour. Lorenzo was set to make an appearance at the pop-up, but in a very Bieber-like move, he refused press
FANTASY DINNER: Document magazine and stylist Olivier Rizzo hosted a dinner in Paris on Saturday night to celebrate the New York-based title’s fall issue.
There was an intimate vibe in the salon of Lapérouse, the art-stuffed, 18th-century restaurant on the Left Bank where the event took place.
Miuccia Prada, Raf Simons, Kris Van Assche and Simon Porte Jacquemus were among the attendees.
“It’s like a dream. It’s so perfect,” said Nick Vogelson, who cofounded Document with James Valeri, speaking of the guest list. “We chose this venue because Miuccia presented her first Miu Miu collection here.”
Jacquemus had an addition to his own fantasy dinner invitee lineup.
“I would add my cousin. It would be fun to have a child joining the table,” the designer said, referring to seven-year-old Jean, who made a sensation opening Jacquemus’ spring show. “Everything is seen differently through the eyes of a child.”
Has the experience been life-changing for Jean?
“He’s just happy he’s skipping school,” Jacquemus said with a laugh, agreeing people will keep an eye out for what’s up next for Jean and Hudson Kroenig, Karl Lagerfeld’s godson, today’s It kids of the fashion world.
Meanwhile, guests indulged on foie gras, beef and caramel soufflé – the restaurant’s signature dessert. And after
LONDON – “I wanted everything to be leopard, even the guests, which is why we had a strict ‘leopard’ dress code,” said Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal at the dinner she hosted to preview her spring-summer 2016 collection. However, not everyone observed the mandate: Dellal’s brother, Alexander, was shamefully leopard-free. But the shoe designer soon solved that: “I cut a corner from a table cloth to make him a pocket square.”
“It’s like being in the most glamorous safari tent in the world,” summed up furniture and interior designer Francis Sultana. The walls and ceiling of the private room at Daphne’s restaurant in South Kensington had been festooned with custom-printed fabric in the Charlotte Olympia signature leopard spots, which matched the tablecloths and seat cushions.
After dinner, bingo cards printed with shoes and bags from the new collection were handed out with gold bingo markers, and presenter George Lamb ran a semi-legit bingo game, with three big toy leopards as the prizes. Derek Blasberg won the first round of the game but donated his trophy to Arizona Muse.
“That’s probably the nicest thing Derek’s ever done,” said the London-based model. “I’m going to pop it in my son’s bedroom tonight so he wakes
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MONCLER’S SNAPSHOT: Sure, sure everybody’s a photographer in these iPhone-wielding days, but at Moncler’s party Thursday night that really seemed to be the case.
Fabien Baron, Hans Feurer, Lachlan Bailey, Craig McDean, Brigitte Lacombe, Mario Sorrenti, Charlotte Kidd, Terry Richardson, Olivier Zahm, Pamela Hanson, Roxanne Lowit (…you get the picture) weathered the rain to get to the New York Public Library. Some like Calvin Klein skipped the seated dinner for 200, stopping by just to check out the “Art for Love” exhibit. The Baron-curated images are also in a new book and an online auction — no small task.
Moncler chairman and chief executive officer Remo Ruffini explained, “For me, these are the 32 best photographers. I made my own list. It was easy to make the list, but very difficult to convince them.”
Guests eyeing the “Art for Love” images included Lily Kwong, Liya Kebede, Toni Garrn, Nan Bush, and Pyper and Lucky Smith.
SECRET STORE: To coincide with the launch of her revamped Web site, Claire Barrow will host a “secret” pop-up store, offering limited-edition designs beginning Aug. 7. Shoppers can sign up on clairebarrow.com to receive a code to gain access to shop at the pop-up.
The online shopping area will offer 24 pieces including silk scarves, ruffle tops, tote bags, shirts, sew-on patches and leather coats and jackets. Designed exclusively for the store, the pieces have been hand-painted by Barrow. In addition, she’s selling a series of leather iPhone cases designed together with The Case Factory. The price range is 20 pounds, or $ 31, for a painted patch to 1,500 pounds, or $ 2,340, for a lambskin leather swing coat.
“It’s a pre-collection, but very limited edition, each thing having been hand-painted, dyed, etc. by myself,” Barrow told WWD. “Like all my collections, it has a story behind it. The idea of hand-painting things to sell online inspired the collection because it got me thinking about art you can wear and e-commerce; it’s a bit like being in the [museum] gift shop rather than the gallery. From this idea I constructed a curated ‘gift shop’ range of products for a make-believe museum of ancient erotic
MAKE MINE EXTRA DRY, PLEASE: Blame on the pre-and-post dinner open bars, or the crowd’s thirst for a George Plimpton-worthy good time, but The Paris Review’s Spring Revel lived up to its billing once again Tuesday night.
As the literary pub’s editors Lorin Stein, Louis Begley, Mona Simpson, Richard Ford, Katie Roiphe, Gary Shteyngart, Kurt Anderson, Tao Lin, Emma Cline and other scribes worked the room, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld recalled shooting the breeze decades ago with Plimpton and Hunter S. Thompson during the magazine’s 62 White Street days. “George and I shared an affinity for three-cushion billiards,” he said with a laugh. “Hunter admired my style because he thought I was more of a dissolute than I really was.
“When I was 17, I worked in Paris near the Place Vendôme. We all lived in Paris and lived and died for that,” he said somewhat wistfully.
Then fellow Harvard Hasty Pudding performer Sharon Hoge buzzed by for a quick hello and to remind him of his collegiate cross-dressing days singing, “Career girls are independent” on stage. Weld explained, “So my preparation for my career in politics was prancing around on stage wearing women’s clothes and high heels.”
“And a huge brassiere,” she
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Well, well, well. Looks like Ms. RuPaul himself finally sat down with the Reddit community and opened the doors for something we’ve all been waiting for: an “Ask Me Anything!”
While Ru ignored a couple of the questions that we’re dying to know the answer to (…”All Stars 2” anyone?), the Supermodel of The World did toss us a few juicy tidbits.
One of our favorite moments came when Ru discussed meeting Kurt Cobain at the ’93 VMAs shortly after Ru rocketed to stardom:
He was a real sweetheart. And he told me that he had come to see my nightclub act, in Seattle, but got there two hours too late! Haha! He had no idea that they put me on at the club so early. So he completely missed me. But he was a real sweetheart, a real kind soul. And he actually – we worked together again on SNL, you know, later on that same year. And he and the rest of the boys were absolutely fabulous, so lovely, and they really appreciated what I was doing, I think mainly because he thought outside the box and understood that, you know, what drag is at its core, totally punk-rock.
Another fan questioned Ru about the upcoming season seven of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” noting that in the past the show has taken aim at other popular television programs. When probed about what shows will be skewered on this upcoming season, he responded with: “SCANDAL… It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia… and Workaholics.”
Ru also answered one fan’s question about why he never took a drag name, and instead built his career on his legal name.
“Because I was stupid,” he claims. “It’s important to use a stage name so that your real name doesn’t appear on public records.”
And to top it all off… Ru finally settled the debate surrounding his famous “Pickle Surprise” video with Lady Bunny, filmed way back in the day.
“HAHAHAHAHAA. Oh my god,” Ru told the commenter. “Do you realize that we filmed Pickle Surprise about twenty-five years ago? And the surprise in a pickle surprise is that there is no pickle! HAHAHA!”