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July 25 2014

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22 posts tagged "Blake Lively"

Naomi Campbell’s Cannes Do, A New Set Of Lenses For Terry Richardson, The Latest Blake Rumor, And More…

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Supers and celebrities hit the catwalk at Naomi Campbell’s annual Fashion for Relief charity fashion show in Cannes, which raised money for the Japanese Red Cross. [Racked]

Thanks to Moscot, you can now come even closer to the Terry Richardson look: The storied opticians are now offering a Terry frame, inspired by the lensman’s trademark style. B.Y.O. flannel and ubiquitous thumbs-up. [Refinery29]

Jean Paul Gaultier is keeping busy. The designer has signed up to guest-edit both an issue of the French daily Libération and the weekly Gala, plus interviews Lady Gaga for an upcoming documentary on her life for French TV. Here’s hoping he ekes out a little time to, y’know, design. [WWD]

And unsubstantiated but still compelling: Is Leonardo DiCaprio rebounding from his breakup with Bar Refaeli with…Blake Lively? [Page Six]

Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Karl In Cannes: A Little Ferry, A Little Fairy Tale

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The Karl Lagerfeld bandwagon rolled out of Cannes on Tuesday as the film festival rolled in. The legendary Croisette is lined with huge billboards promoting Spielberg’s Tintin and the new Transformers and Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs in 3-D!—spectacles all, but even so, their makers could surely learn something from Chanel’s no-expense-spared launch of its latest Cruise collection. The show itself—staged on Monday night in the gardens of the legendary Hotel du Cap, in Antibes—was simply the jewel in the crown of a 24-hour wingding that extended from an alfresco Italian dinner on Sunday night to post-show dancing under a cherry moon accompanied by vintage club sounds from London’s Horse Meat Disco. (OK, it was actually a half moon, but Prince filmed his movie of that name in this very spot, and that’s what inspired Michel Gaubert to opt for a show soundtrack that was heavy on the Purple One.)

Earlier on Monday, there was a picnic in the flower fields of Grasse, where workers were harvesting the rose petals whose distilled essence will eventually make its way into Chanel No. 5, Coco, Mademoiselle, et al. Paraphrasing Diana Vreeland’s legendary observation that pink is the navy blue of India, I’d like to propose that rosé is the tap water of the Riviera. And that was just lunch! The evening’s festivities began on a catwalk that stretched from the hotel down to the sea, with a couple of hundred guests lolling under umbrellas lined along its length. Among them, Blake Lively and Rachel Bilson, whose seemingly random inclusion under the Chanel umbrella actually speaks volumes about Lagerfeld’s own engagement in every eddy of pop culture. The indolence of the event felt truly in tune with his own sense of this part of the world as an enduring playground for the super-rich. It was a mood he captured brilliantly in The Tale of a Fairy, the film that screened as night fell. (Those are stills from the 30-minute flick, above.)

A few decades ago, Lagerfeld featured in L’Amour, one of the last Warhol movies, and there were echoes of Andy in the film Karl showed last night: the anomic glamour, the decadent polymorphousness, the barbed ad-libs (kudos to Amanda Harlech), but most of all the spectacular performance by Kristen McMenamy. The 46-year-old model effortlessly evoked memories of the banked fury of the legendary Holly Woodlawn (whose performance in Trash was so mesmerizing that no less an industry totem than Paul Newman went to bat for her when Oscar nomination time came around). Every great Tennessee Williams role awaits McMenamy, and it’s typical of Lagerfeld that he had the vision to resuscitate that facet of her personality years after she’d faded from fashion’s consciousness. Is Karl the new Andy? He considered the notion for a millisecond, then snorted, “I’ve got better production values.”

After the fairy came the Ferry: the legendary Bryan himself, cleverly reminding his devotees that he adds oomph to Bob Dylan and Sam and Dave just as artfully as he sings his own songs. His performance put the seal on a spectrum of cultural endeavors—from food to fragrance to fashion to funk—that would surely have gladdened Coco’s own legendarily dark heart. Now, how many times did I use the word “legendary” in this account? Times ten and we’re closing in on the sensibility of an event that, at some point in the distant, post-apocalyptic future, will seem like the apogee of a moment when there were people who could make their own dreams come true. How appropriate that it was all about one night in Cannes.

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Pret-A-Surf, KBL Team Up On A New Pair Of Celeb-Approved Shades

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What do Blake Lively, January Jones, and Emma Stone (above) have in common? Plenty, upon consideration: blond hair, long legs, magazine covers, fiery hot acting careers…also: sunglasses. Lively, Jones, and Stone are just a few of the trendsetting celebs who have nabbed pairs of Pret-a-Surf‘s soon-to-debut sunglasses, made with the L.A.-based label KBL. The frames mark Pret-a-Surf’s first collaboration, and they pick up the red motif of the brand’s beachwear. “I’m sure you’ve noticed the red zipper on many of our looks,” points out Jillian Demling, who co-founded Pret-a-Surf with Karen Mulligan last year. According to Demling, both she and Mulligan have picked up multiple pairs of KBL sunglasses since the brand launched in 2007, and they immediately cottoned onto KBL cat-eyes as a fitting adjunct to Pret-a-Surf’s sporting take on vintage pinup style. “We wanted shades that our girl could wear playing tennis, surfing, or just lying on the beach.” Or, as it turns out, ducking the paparazzi.

Photos: Courtesy of 42 West (Emma), Courtesy of Pret-a-Surf

A Year Of Meisel, A Farewell To Don Hill’s, A Last Chance To Bid For Japan, A Look At Kate Hudson’s Heart, And More…

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The next edition of everyone’s favorite calendar that almost no one actually receives—that’d be the racy Pirelli calendar, naturally—is reportedly now in the works. The photog of choice for the 2012 edition? Sources says it’s Steven Meisel. [Fashionologie]

A fond farewell to Don Hill’s, the legendary and then resurgent club that briefly became a fashion-world hub when Nur Khan and Paul Sevigny took it over from eponymous founder Don Hill. (Hill passed away at the end of last month.) Its next act: condos. Sigh. [Gawker]

Give Blake Lively credit for resourcefulness. When celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan stepped on her train at last night’s Time 100 gala and ripped it off, she raced to the bathroom, where she managed to repair it with a couple safety pins and a smile. And here we thought only Kate Moss had the superhuman ability to bounce back from a train-wreck like this one! [NY Mag]

As part of the CFDA’s effort to raise funds for Japan, the organization solicited designers and industry insiders to donate one-of-a-kind experiences—from a week’s stay at DVF’s Bahamas manse to a meeting with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen—for a charitable auction. If you’re still interested in bidding, today’s your last day; the sale ends tomorrow at 2 p.m. [CharityBuzz]

The latest designer to partner up with Chrome Hearts, the rock-inspired jewelry label that’s a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld’s and that has collaborated with Rick Owens, Comme des Garçons, and Chanel, is…Kate Hudson? That’s a ring from her new CH + KH collection, left. [WWD]

And worth a read today: Daily Front Row’s long Q&A with Simon Spurr CEO Tommy Fazio, who pays tribute to his two mentors in the menswear industry: Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. [Daily Front Row]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Chanel And Its New Mademoiselles, Anja And Sasha To Tie The Knot, Carven Will Open Its Doors This Year, And More…

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After much Internet speculation, it’s confirmed: Blake Lively will front a Chanel bag campaign this spring—she’s the official ambassador for Herr Lagerfeld’s Mademoiselle bag. [WWD]

Speaking of cute blondes, good news for another one, too: Anja Rubik and her boyfriend, fellow model Sasha Knezevic, are engaged. (That’s the two of them posing together for a Gap ad, left.) Congrats to the happy—and altogether too good-looking—couple. [Huffington Post]

Under Guillaume Henry, Carven has been on the upswing as of late, and this year, the label will open its first store, on Paris’ rue Saint Sulpice. [Vogue U.K.]

Sometimes people ask, why have Twitter? Sometimes we answer, to get five days’ worth of Daphne Guinness self-portraits in real time. If you’re still holding out on the 140-character transmissions, Hint Mag has helpfully rounded up the shots. [Hint]

And the Times profiles Brooklyn retailer Ouigi Theodore of The Brooklyn Circus, who hopes to refine urban style in a more dandified mold. “My dream is to see guys hanging on the corner in suits,” he told the paper. [NYT]

Photo: Courtesy of The Gap