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April 20 2014

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Comic Con: Coming To A Wardrobe Near You?

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However you sketch it, 2011 was a blockbuster year for novelty prints. The illustrated craze kicked off with Prada’s chimps and stayed strong with Riccardo Tisci’s fierce Rottweilers and sleek jaguars prowling the street-style blogs. Designers have continued to ratchet up the kitsch factor with their latest collections. Dolce & Gabbana sent looks plucked fresh from an Italian garden down the runway in September, while Miuccia Prada stamped her fifties-inspired clothes for Spring with vintage cars. Recently, we’ve noticed a cartoon trend on the rise. Andrea Dellal wore a comic strip sheath to Art Basel, and Phillip Lim’s pre-fall lineup featured pieces with phrases like “KA-BAM!” pulled from graphic novels.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know if you’ll sport novelty prints in the new year.

Photo: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim

Andrea Dellal Gives Back—With An Epic Party, Naturally

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The Brazil Foundation gala won’t be until the fall, but the buzz began yesterday night at Fatima Otero’s marvelous town house in the West Village. Olivier Theyskens, Shala Monroque, Adam Lippes, Luigi Tadini, and more were there to celebrate the gala’s just-announced honoree, Andrea Dellal. Dellal (above left), the London-based social and matriarch of the large Dellal clan—her daughters are Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal and model Alice Dellal; her son, Alex Dellal, runs the iPad magazine POST—is one of the most visible Brazilians on the social scene. After so many years living outside her country, Dellal said, it was time to give it back. “Brazil is a rich country, but the gap is still huge between the upper and lower class,” she explained. “It’s time to join forces, between all of us, and give back to those who need most.” One way to give, of course, is by buying a ticket to the September 19 event, which takes place at the New York Public Library. Expect plenty of Valentino: label heavy and jewelry designer Carlos de Souza (above center, with Otero, right) is doing the list this year, and the house is co-sponsoring the event. A hot list of Brazilian artists will be donating art to be auctioned, too. Last year’s $2.5 million raised could even be topped this year—especially if, as last year, Brazil’s most visible fashion plate, Gisele, takes to the mic to sell the dress off her back.

To find out more and purchase tickets, visit www.brazilfoundation.org.

Photo: Courtesy of the Brazil Foundation

Loree Rodkin Designs For The Cause, Vacations With Cher

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Loree Rodkin’s client base includes names big and bigger, but for her latest piece, the jewelry designer committed herself to giving back. She flew into London last night for the launch of “Rocks, Stones, and Metals” at Joseph, where she—along with Stephen Webster, Delfina Delettrez, Katie Hillier, and Hannah Martin—collaborated with the retailer on a curated collection sold to benefit UNICEF.

She joined a crowd that included Daphne Guinness, Alexandra Shulman, Ozwald Boateng, and Charlotte Dellal, whose mom, Andrea, was on hosting duties with Michael Roberts. The guest list might’ve wowed a lesser designer, but Rodkin is used to keeping famous company—she counts Elton John, Courtney Love, and Cher among her friends and clients. (Here in the U.S., she’s best known for designing Michelle Obama’s inauguration gems, but her first client was no slouch, either: Elizabeth Taylor.)

At the cocktail party, Rodkin (left, with Andrea Dellal) revealed that she’s been experimenting with restaurant design (with Luau in Beverly Hills), eyeglasses (“Elton’s got hundreds!”), perfumes, and candles. While in London, she tells Style.com, she’ll be “shopping at Browns, Feathers, and of course Joseph, trying to manage a facial at Harrods, and finally trying to get some rest. Last, I’m meeting my friend Cher for her London premiere of Burlesque on Monday. Then we are going on to Hawaii to switch off from all our respective traveling!” Travels with a diva? We can only imagine what bedazzled inspiration will come out of that one.

Photo: Courtesy of Joseph

Before They Were Stars, They Had Pores, Too

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Unretouched celebrity photos have become so rare, they’re marketable (see Marie Claire‘s May Jessica Simpson cover: “The Real Jessica: No makeup, No retouching, No regrets!”). But before PhotoShop helped celebrities look as good as inhumanly possible, a great portrait was the product of lighting, makeup, and a skilled photographer. Johnny Rozsa, who’s been immortalizing household names over the past three decades for publications like Vogue and The Face, collected 115 unfiltered, never-before-seen photos of stars before they hit super-fame—and, not to mention, before many of them went under the knife—into a retrospective coffee-table book, Untouched. There’s Catherine Zeta-Jones—back when she was just a beautiful Welsh girl—posing with her tracheotomy scar prominently displayed. And a younger, curvier Halle Barry in a beret, cheekily mooning the camera. Arnold Schwarzenegger makes an appearance, too, pulling a practically adolescent Andrea Dellal into a beefy embrace (pictured). Untouched is on sale at Barneys, and Rosza is celebrating the book’s release with a solo exhibition that opens today at Christopher Henry Gallery in Chinatown.

Untouched runs until November 28, 127 Elizabeth St., NYC, (212) 244-6004.

Photo: Johnny Rozsa / Glitterati Inc.

The Ladies Love Luigi Scialanga

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Are there any signs of the recession lifting in London? Well, if the minor frenzy that broke out over dinner at jewelry designer Luigi Scialanga’s private view is any indication—yep. Scialanga, a Roman former architect, does what jewelry expert and talent-spotter Vivienne Becker describes as “sophisticated barbaric.” “I’ve had my eye on him for ages. I really ought to treat myself to something,” she said. The private view, at the David Gill Galleries, drew Allegra Hicks (who showed up with a Scialanga coral-beaded cuff she’s loved for years on her wrist), Ronnie Cooke-Newhouse, Sydney Ingle-Finch, Nathalie Hambro, Vicky Sarge, and many other aficionados, who were soon running Gill ragged, pulling out one-of-a-kind rings and neckpieces from the vitrines as the evening took on a try-and-buy turn. Giambattista Valli, who’d broken off from fittings in Paris to support his longtime collaborator, watched with amusement as Andrea Dellal, in a white sheath dress with her daughter Charlotte in tow, hijacked a neckpiece with a jade green Venetian glass lion’s head as its centerpiece and sat down to dinner. “Look, that’s my dress she’s wearing; looks great, no?” he laughed, before noting that his London stores—Harrods, Matches, Browns, and Dover Street Market—are running so low on Valli stock, they’re pleading for reorders. Things are looking up, then? When the item’s right, yes.