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August 21 2014

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A Bid To Save The Earth, Powered By Stella McCartney

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Last year, Christie’s brought in $1.36 million with its annual Bid to Save the Earth live auction in New York, where attendees bid on airplane rides with Harrison Ford and a day with Bill Clinton. The auction house has equally exciting items and experiences lined up for this year’s April 11 gala (Anna and Graydon Carter, Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault, and Susan and David Rockefeller are among the co-chairs), but ahead of the big event, Christie’s launches an online auction this morning, powered by Charitybuzz. Tea with model Elettra Wiedemann, a limited-edition reissued vintage Fendi Baguette handbag, and an afternoon of shopping with Simon Doonan (along with $2,500 to spend at Barneys) are all in the loot, but Style.com has its eye on the six bespoke Stella McCartney bags going up for auction today. McCartney, a dedicated green activist, teamed up with five artists to create one-of-a-kind bags for the auction. Style.com has the exclusive first look at the bags, featuring art by the likes of Mr. Brainwash (pictured, above), Bunta Inoue (pictured, below), and Peter Tunney, here. The bags will be for sale this morning through April 19 on Charitybuzz.com.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

A Peek Backstage At Marc, The Men You’ll Meet On Man Day, And More…

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Talk about multitasking: Juergen Teller’s new campaign for Marc Jacobs—starring Masha Kirsanova and Caroline Brasch Nielsen—was shot backstage at Jacobs’ Spring ’11 show (left). [Fashionologie]

The womenswear winners of London’s NewGen sponsorships were announced earlier this week, and now the prize is spotlighting the men: J.W. Anderson, Christopher Shannon, and James Long will show their menswear on the runway during LFW’s Man Day, while Lou Dalton, Katie Eary, Omar Kashoura, and knit wits Sibling will have their presentations supported. (Men’s designer Christopher Raeburn, who was listed among the winners yesterday, will also have his installation underwritten.) [Vogue U.K.]

It’s time (again) for Diane von Furstenberg to clear some space on her mantel: The indefatigable designer will receive amfAR’s Award of Courage—alongside President Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Taylor—at the AIDS research nonprofit’s silver anniversary gala next year. [WWD]

Leandra Medine, better known as the voice of Man Repeller, is the high priestess of high-waisted pants—and shoulder pads, schlumpy layers, and all of the other “girls get it, guys don’t” fashion choices out there. Men may be repelled, but the Times wasn’t; Medine got the full profile treatment today. [NYT]

And here’s more from Ford: The latest glimpses of TF’s womenswear come courtesy of W, which shot a few looks, styled by Alex White and shot by Inez and Vinoodh, on Lara Stone. [W]

Photo: Juergen Teller

Will.i.am Talks Taxation With Representation

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What does it take to bring LVMH North America CEO Renaud Dutreil, Robert Verdi, and Becka Diamond together? Last night, it was a good cause—a massively good one, in fact. At the launch party for MassiveGood, a new charity with Bill Clinton’s blessing, the idea was that the everywoman and man could make a difference. Will.i.am, who has written a campaign song for the organization with South Africa’s Yvonne Chaka Chaka, was on hand to explain. “Let’s say you go on a trip and buy a $500 plane ticket,” the Black Eyed Peas front man explained. “Adding $2 to that isn’t a big deal, but you know it’s going to something good. It’s like getting taxed, only you have a say in where the tax is going.” In this case, it’s going to UNITAID to treat preventable diseases, reduce child mortality, and improve maternal health in the third world.

He’s not the only high-profile star pitching in. Spike Lee directed a short promo, Masterpiece—debuting exclusively on Style.com, below—starring Mary J. Blige, Samuel L. Jackson, Susan Sarandon, and Paul Auster. And on Thursday, Clinton will introduce the charity officially to the United Nations by giving the first $2 donation. But Chaka Chaka was hoping for a little musical contribution from the former head of state, too. “You know, I performed for Bill Clinton before,” she mentioned. “I said, ‘Mr. President, now why didn’t you bring your saxophone?’”

Blasblog From Vienna: Brought To Tears Here, Literally

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The Life Ball in Vienna, a fundraiser for AIDS charities founded by Gery Keszler in 1993, is the biggest event of its kind in all of Europe—40,000-plus guests big, all of whom attend for different reasons. Some come to raise money to find a cure for the debilitating illness; others use it as an excuse to wear skimpy clothes; and still more are just looking for a reason to see Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. While taking a self-guided tour on Saturday, I stumbled into Kai Kühne, the New York-based designer who happens to fit into all three categories. “I cried four times last night,” he told me. “We were at a bar with rose marble ceilings and it was just too beautiful. It drew me to tears.” He wasn’t the only one to let his emotions get a hold of him: Later, at the Ball itself, Róisín Murphy’s mother lost control when she spotted President Bill Clinton backstage. “She just busted through his security and planted a big kiss on him,” Murphy said. Then there was Patricia Field. The Sex and the City stylist arrived at the festivities via a leopard-print convertible. “Who would have thought I would be in a motorcade?” she asked in the VIP room, where this picture was taken with models Emina Cunmulaj and Heather Marks. “I was so happy I was gonna cry.” And the crying jags didn’t stop until the chartered plane—which carried the likes of Maggie Rizer, Amber Valletta, and the rest of the models who appeared in the show—touched down back in New York. In the final minutes of the flight Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” came over the speakers, prompting a little emotional outburst from the singer herself. Not to worry, the song was promptly changed. Check back later for a complete report and party pics.

 

 

Photo: Derek Blasberg

 

Blasblog: Another Tennis Phenom Eyes Fashion

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Monday night’s Billie Jean King Cup kept my attention for a variety of reasons. Most notably there was the surprise appearance by President Bill Clinton, who, before hitting up an art party later that night, made a speech in praise of King—one of tennis’ most decorated players and a fighter for women’s and LGBT rights throughout her career&8212;and then there was the on-court cameo from ice-skating legend Nancy Kerrigan. But what struck me most were the outfits. As the JumboTron at Madison Square Garden flashed back to King in sixties, seventies, and eighties attire, it reminded me how far women’s court looks have come. In bright, light, and chic tennis duds, the four players fighting for Monday night’s $400,000 final prize—Venus Williams, Serena Williams (the night’s big winner), Ana Ivanovic, and Jelena Jankovic—bore no resemblance to previous era’s players. After the match I caught up with Jankovic, who agreed that tennis fashion has come a long way. “More girls are paying attention to their on-court look,” she explained. “Femininity is coming to the sport. We all want to look nice, and play nice, too.” Like the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova before her, Jankovic is taking her fashion affection seriously. On Sunday, the DKNY store shut down for two hours so Jankovic could stock up on “lots and lots of dresses—minidresses and long, elegant ones,” as she put it, and she’s recently signed on to do a line with China-based sportswear company ANTA. Continue Reading “Blasblog: Another Tennis Phenom Eyes Fashion” »