Helena Christensen, Erin Fetherston, Josh Hartnett, and Liv Tyler all came out to support the vaudevillian collective known as the Citizens Band last night as they performed the Manhattan debut of Masquerading in Paradise at the Highline Ballroom. Those in the unofficial VIP area were treated to the sight of Liv Tyler mimicking the high kicks and hip shakes being executed on stage by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Rain Phoenix, Jorjee Douglass, and a seven-months-pregnant Karen Elson. Backed by an eight-piece band, the troupe, which totaled 23 people in all, cavorted in Weimar-style corsets and thigh-high stockings as they sang about war and environmental issues. And it wasn’t all talk and no action: A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefits the Friends of the High Line. —Sarah Cristobal
Photo: Courtesy of www.thecitizensband.net
Happy 21st, Mary-Kate and Ashley. In honor of the Olsen twins’ milestone birthday, we thought we’d pay tribute the best way we know how, with a rundown of the most iconic fashion trends they’ve helped launch over the years. As you can see from the photo above, the girls pack a multitude of fads into every look. In this case: Mary-Kate’s Balenciaga dress (the twins are usually sporting at least one item by Nicolas Ghesquière) and Christian Louboutin heels, and Ashley’s plaid jacket (this one’s from the Olsens’ own line, The Row). We can also thank the Misses Olsen for turning the following into global obsessions:
The dumpster-chic look
Wearing your own body weight in jewelry
Balenciaga motorcycle bags
Substituting tights for pants
Long scarves (particularly the Alexander McQueen skull version)
$800 heels paired with $10 T-shirts
Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene
Jessica Alba’s Fantastic Four alter ego, Sue Storm, may have powers of invisibility, but the actress was anything but inconspicuous at the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer premiere yesterday in London. In a custom Fall ’07 Gucci gown, with brown diamond earrings and bracelet and a smoky quartz cocktail ring, all also from Gucci, Alba stole the show.
Photo: Jon Furniss/WireImage.com
When in doubt, go with Chanel. That seems to be Cameron Diaz’s m.o. as she continues her jaunt across the globe for the Shrek the Third premieres. The actress has been spotted in several of Karl Lagerfeld’s creations, including this crisply fitted black-and-white spring 2008 pre-collection gown and Chanel Fine Jewelry, donned yesterday for the green carpet arrivals in London.
Photo: Eamonn McCormack/WireImage.com
In the last installment of Todd Eberle’s photos from the Venice Biennale, the sharpshooter focuses in on the likes of the design duo Viktor & Rolf at Jean Pigozzi’s boat party, Marc Jacobs outside the Giardini Publici, and various peripatetic artists, including Olafur Eliasson, Dan Colen, and Diana Picasso. Over the past weekend, Miuccia Prada and Fran?ois Pinault also both hosted dinners on San Giorgio island. But although the festival has only just now opened to the public, and most exhibits will be up for several more months, the art world superstars are already on the move again. Eberle and his pack of painters, sculptors, and curators have packed their Goyard cases and are now on their way to Art Basel in Switzerland.
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