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EXCLUSIVE: Peek Inside the Legendary Hearst Castle Through Oliver Peoples’ Lens

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Perched high above the hills of San Simeon along California’s central coast, the Hearst Castle is a majestic relic of a once monumental dream. Oliver Peoples could think of no better destination to be the backdrop of its 2014 campaign, and no more fitting a model than Amanda Hearst, great-granddaughter of media magnate William Randolph Hearst, who developed the sprawling estate with architect Julia Morgan. Directed by Wyatt Troll, the short film, which debuts exclusively here, allows us to gaze upon the decadent landmark through Hearst’s eyes as she wanders through the castle’s 127 acres of gardens, hallowed halls, and pools. “Amanda captures the classic beauty and California lifestyle that is in our roots,” Oliver Peoples’ Larry Leight said of the campaign star. “The rich history of California and its creative culture of art and entertainment continue to inspire the 2014 collection,” he said of the eyewear brand’s latest lineup, which includes bold acetates and streamlined metals in shapes both intellectual and classic.

For Hearst, the campaign provided the chance to revisit the expansive family estate. “I wanted to highlight the history my family has in California,” Hearst said, admitting that every time she goes, she takes the guided tours just like everyone else. “To be able to walk through the rooms barefoot, dip my feet in the pools, touch the furniture…all that was incredibly special to me.” Furthermore, the shoot gave Hearst a renewed appreciation of her own heritage. “It was nice to pretend that I lived there for the day.”

Around The World In 80 Bags

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For the first time ever, Roger Vivier is debuting a collection of bags and shoes without the brand’s signature buckle: Prismick. Instead, the label’s creative director, Bruno Frisoni, used leather-on-suede appliqués in a variety of colors for a 3-D effect, a look that was inspired by his passion for art and contemporary architecture. To show off the Prismick collection, Roger Vivier asked stylish women around the globe, including Amanda Hearst (top), Fernanda Niven (middle), and Bettina Prentice (below) to pose with one of the new pieces in the setting of their choosing. (Hearst opted for the Brooklyn Bridge; Niven for an organic garden in Brooklyn; and Prentice at Haunch of Venison Gallery). The three will be on hand tonight in New York to launch the portrait series at Vivier’s Madison Avenue store. Their compatriots from farther afield will be on display, too: Photographers also shot Marta Ferri, Fatima Bhutto, Harumi Klossowski, India Mahdavi, and more in the U.K., Italy, France, and the Far East. Continue Reading “Around The World In 80 Bags” »

Brooks Brothers Caters To Bow-Tied Neo-Dandies

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“My Facebook profile photo is a painting of me in a bow tie when I was four,” says K. Cooper Ray, the relentlessly dapper founder of men’s etiquette guide Socialprimer.com. “I came by this honestly.” The Alabama native was up north last night to launch his line of collaborative bow ties with Brooks Brothers. A look at the crowd suggests four-year-old Ray was on to something. At every corner, bow-curious neo-dandies were knotted up in the Social Primer for Brooks Brothers ties, reversible silk and cotton weaves in BBQ-ready stars, stripes, and polka dots—often, in mash-up combinations, all at once. With the bow tie, propriety is all, which may (or may not) explain the roster of hosts from the upper echelons of the social strata: Euan Rellie (and wife Lucy Sykes Rellie), Boykin Curry (and wife Celerie Kemble), Peter Gregory (and wife Jamee), and Luigi Tadini, plus Amanda Hearst and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler for good measure. “Cooper and I share a feeling for manners,” explains co-host Tadini, navigating a team of waiters toting country club fare, “and for Brooks Brothers.” His boss, Mickey Boardman, agrees: Bow ties are all well and good—provided “you have people to tie them for you.”

The tying’s hard; the interpretation, according to the arbiter, is easy. “I just love a bow tie,” says Ray, who has relocated to Charleston, S.C., to work on a book version of Social Primer. “It just makes people smile. Whether they are smiling at you or with you, I don’t know—I embrace it!”

Social Primer bowties, $59.50, available at select Brooks Brothers locations nationwide, www.brooksbrothers.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Brooks Brothers

The Ladies Love Dries

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“I’m not officially part of the fashion world, but I like clothes a lot,” Maggie Gyllenhaal said modestly at a lunch honoring Dries Van Noten, the man behind her wedding gown and many of her red-carpet dresses. “Dries really teaches me about what’s sexy and what’s beautiful and what’s unusual,” the actress told us. “Sometimes I think he knows what looks [better] on me than I do.” The soft-spoken Belgian designer was in town to receive the Couture Council of the Museum at FIT’s 2009 Artistry of Fashion award. “I’m amazed every time I come to New York. I love the energy that comes from the city’s mixture,” the designer said. Cipriani was packed with the likes of Iman, Amanda Hearst, and Fabiola Beracasa. Jamee Gregory won a torn taffeta coat in the raffle and Daphne Guinness was seen whipping a bottle of her new perfume out of an exotic bag to give a reporter a whiff.

Photo: Wendell Teodoro / Wire Image

Shot By Arthur, Zac Leaves the Park, And More…

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How much would you pay for a signed portrait by Arthur Elgort? Well, if you buy $2,500 worth of Dior duds on September 10, the photog will throw in a picture for free. Bonus: Vogue cover girl Charlize Theron will be signing (this year’s) September issues all night. [WWD]


The Church of Bulgaria is urging its countrymen to skip the Madonna concert this weekend or, it seems, risk going to hell. Now that’s a toughie. [Yahoo News]


Zac Posen is ditching the tents at his late-night slot and heading for an a.m. viewing at the Altman Building, citing the desire for an “intimacy between model, clothing, and audience.” Yes, at 9 a.m., everyone gets to know each other quite well. [WWD]


Social register alert: Amanda Hearst is dating Alejandro Santo Domingo. This means she could be Lauren Santo Domingo‘s sister-in-law, and all the best clothes in the world will be divided between them. [Page Six]

 

 

 

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