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August 20 2014

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14 posts tagged "Bono"

It’s A Good Day To Friend Mark Zuckerberg, And More of the Day’s Top Stories

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It’s probably been a pretty happy birthday for Mark Zuckerberg (pictured), Facebook’s baby-faced CEO, who turned 28 this week: The company’s initial public offering today is targeted to raise $16.4 billion and be the third largest in financial history. (The initial share price is $38.) Could a trade-up from his much-maligned hoodies be next? [WWD]

Zuckerberg isn’t the only guy smiling: U2 front man Bono is reaping the rewards of Facebook’s IPO as well. Through his private equity firm, Elevation Partners, Bono owns 2.3 percent of Facebook. This morning’s offering will earn a reported $1.5 billion and make the man the world’s richest rocker—a title he takes over from Sir Paul McCartney. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is getting a shot of street culture thanks to KAWS, who has been tapped to create his own balloon. The artist (a.k.a. Brian Donnelly) plans to inflate his Companion character, who originally made his debut last summer when he was positioned at the entrance of the Standard hotel in New York. [NYT]

Sixties fashion icon Peggy Moffitt is still rocking her signature look—five-point haircut included—and she shows it off in a Phil Pinto-directed film shot at her Los Angeles home. The model and muse, who worked closely with designer Rudi Gernreich and photographer William Claxton (her husband), reminisces about her favorite fashion memories. [NOWNESS]

 

 

 

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CFDA Unveils A China Exchange Program, Edun Does Its First L.A. Show, Model Caroline Trentini Weds In Theyskens, And More…

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The CFDA has just announced the launch of its China Exchange program, with financial support courtesy of Silas Chou. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund program is expected to become an ongoing one, but it will launch with Proenza’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez shipping out to Shanghai and Uma Wang visiting New York this spring. [WWD]

Czech model Eva Herzigova, famously the body of Wonderbra, is in a new film entitled Cha Cha Cha. The model has made brief appearances in a half dozen films, but her role in this Italian movie is not yet known. [Telegraph]

Ali Hewson and Bono hosted Edun’s first Los Angeles runway show on Saturday night. Colin Farrell, Gela Nash-Taylor, and John Taylor all turned out to celebrate the line’s launch at Neiman Marcus. [WWD]

Model Caroline Trentini married photographer Fabio Bartelt over the weekend in an Olivier Theyskens-designed gown. The dress, with its lace V-neck, sweetheart bodice, and full skirt, bears a strong resemblance to Kate Middleton’s iconic McQueen wedding dress. [Styleite]

Photo: Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.com

The Pioneers Party

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“I first went to a Bono concert when I was pretty young with my dad,” Neil Blumenthal, who co-designs Warby Parker with David Gilboa, told Style.com last night at a party for Bono and Ali Hewson’s co-founded clothing line, Edun. “It was kind of surreal to work with him, but at the same, you realize he’s just a normal guy.”

The Warby Parker designers, along with a host of do-gooding guys, including jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia and chef Marcus Samuelsson, were hand-selected by Bono and Hewson to front Edun’s Fall ’11 menswear campaign. Last night, the “pioneers” convened in Harlem at Samuelsson’s Red Rooster comfort food restaurant to celebrate, with the likes of Michael Stipe, Julie Gilhart, and Loomstate’s Scott Mackinlay Hahn on hand.

“It’s nice to be in a new area and not at Lincoln Center,” one guest said to Hewson, with Bono standing nearby. Two people who couldn’t make it up 125th Street last night were Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale—good friends of Bono and Hewson. “Gwen is not in town because she is recording her album right now, and Gavin would normally be here, but he likes tennis a lot, so the U.S. Open won out.” Would Hewson ever consider teaming up with the rock star designer? “That would be amazing to do an Edun collab with her—Gwen is the real deal.”

Photo: Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.com

The Next Dimension Of Miranda Kerr, The Perfect Cuff For Suedeheads, Closets Of The Rich And Fabulous, And More…

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Are we seeing more Miranda Kerr than usual? Actually, with the Australian Angel’s new Steven Meisel-shot Vogue Italia cover (pictured), we are—it’s the first fashion mag in 3-D! [Vogue Italia]

Louis Vuitton’s “Core Values” ad campaign soldiers on with three new stars: Bono, wife Ali Hewson, and (gasp!) some non-LV apparel. Hewson and Bono wear items from their eco-friendly (and LVMH-owned) Edun line in the new shots, along with Vuitton’s own goods (and the first-ever made-in-Africa Vuitton piece—the dangling charm hanging off Hewson’s bag). [WWD]

Does anyone need a Tom Binns cuff emblazoned with the complete lyrics to the Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” Probably not. But are we glad Racked turned it up? Absolutely. [Racked]

Take a tour through the L.A. home of Decades’ Cameron Silver. Try not to be too jealous of his shoe closet. Just try. [Opening Ceremony via Refinery 29]

Photo: Steven Meisel/Courtesy of Vogue Italia

A Mad-Off At The Met Ball, Sex‘s Secrets, And More

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News about the Met ball continues to pour in: It’ll be a battle of the Mad women, when Stefano Pilati brings January Jones and Tommy Hilfiger brings Christina Hendricks. The redhead will be in good company; Hilfiger is also said to have Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott, John Currin, Zoe Kazan, Peter Som, and Jimmy Fallon at his table. Michael Kors goes for the catwalkers, hosting Carolyn Murphy, Natasha Poly, Chanel Iman, and former model/actresses Brooke Shields and Diane Lane, and Ralph Lauren will sit with Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, and Justin Timberlake. [WWD]

Chez YSL—Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s apartment, that is—is on the market. $31.4 million buys you a library, a music room, a gym, and plenty of mirrors. [Hint Mag]

The latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s stable of “Icons” for its heritage ad campaign? If the rumors are to be believed, Bono. Coincidentally (or not), Vuitton parent LVMH recently acquired Bono and wife Ali Hewson’s eco-friendly Edun label. [WWD]

More from the Sex and the City 2 front: For her first appearance onscreen, SJP wears (gasp!) Halston. Costume designer Pat Field also had to contend with the Middle Eastern prohibition on exposed shoulders when working on the Abu Dhabi-set film. [L.A. Times via Racked]

And speaking of SATC2, its stars have signed multimillion-dollar contracts not to reveal plot secrets. “I’ve signed my life away to say I won’t tell. I thought: ‘You have got to be kidding! This isn’t state secrets, it’s the f****** script for a movie!” said Samantha, er, Kim Cattrall. (Throw in a couple f******s and it can be hard to tell the difference.) [Vogue U.K.]

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