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Runway to Red Carpet: The Celebrity Set Keeps It Up Across the Pond

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Angelina and BradIn case you haven’t been counting down with the rest of us, the Oscars are next weekend. And while the highly anticipated red carpet is known as the awards season’s most glamorous, the celebrity set wasn’t holding back during this week’s events across the pond. Sunday’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards saw our current red-carpet favorites hit it out of the sartorial ballpark yet again. Lupita Nyong’o was statuesque in an emerald green silk Dior Couture gown accented with a metallic gold-lacquered belt and cuffs, and Cate Blanchett, who took home the BAFTA trophy for best actress, walked the red carpet in a black column with a silver tulip jacquard from Alexander McQueen’s Pre-Fall ’14 lineup. We should also mention that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie turned up in matching suits: Jolie opted for a casually undone tux from Saint Laurent; Pitt, meanwhile, wore Valentino.

Later in the week, on Wednesday, the music set stole the spotlight at the Brit Awards in London. International Female Solo Artist winner Lorde stuck to her favorite color palate, accepting her trophy in a black Tom Ford Spring ’14 gown covered in fractured mirrors. Ever-dapper music mogul Pharrell Williams chose a charcoal gray lamé effect suit by his red-carpet go-to, Lanvin. While he left his now-famous Vivienne Westwood topper (which is currently getting auctioned off on eBay for charity, the latest bid being $10,500) home for this outing, we’re hoping he has more red-carpet surprises up his sleeve.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

Photo: David M. Benett / Getty Images

Bellport With Bruce Weber, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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“You could knock on any door and just invite a neighbor over to be part of a photography sitting. It was as easy as borrowing a cup of sugar,” Bruce Weber says of the bayside village Bellport, where he lived in the seventies and eighties. Tomorrow, the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society debuts a new exhibition of photos (pictured), which first appeared in a 1982 issue of British Vogue, that the iconic photographer shot during his time there. We’re guessing that the shoot, styled by Grace Coddington, was slightly tougher than borrowing sugar… [T]

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are rolling out the red carpet for the upcoming London Olympics. The power couple is rumored to be hosting a star-studded party, including the likes of Prince Harry, Victoria and David Beckham, Sharon Stone, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, at the Victoria and Albert Museum two days before the Opening Ceremony. [Vogue U.K.]

It looks like Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket exhibition may have a little competition on hand. Johan Lindeberg enlisted the help of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to photograph 100 models, including Lily Donaldson, Doutzen Kroes, and Anja Rubik, wearing the BLK DNM Tux Jacket 11 for a black-and-white portrait series. [Modelinia]

Oscar de la Renta is on a retail kick. Not only is the designer planning to double the size of his Madison Avenue flagship to 4,000 square feet, but he also has his sights set on a first outpost on London’s Mount Street. These endeavors come shortly after de la Renta (who has 13 stores and counting) opened his second store in the Middle East. [WWD]

 

 

 

Photo: Bruce Weber / Courtesy of The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society

 

Bag Lunch

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As standard logic goes, being called a “bag lady” is a bad thing. But yesterday, at the sprawling Beverly Hills home of socialite Shanna Brooks (which is also Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s former love nest), the term was one of endearment at the ninth annual P.S. Arts Bag Lunch.

“There are worse ways to spend an afternoon,” mused How I Met Your Mother actress Becki Newton of stylists George Kotsiopoulos and Elizabeth Stewart’s yearly designer handbag auction sponsored by Dior Beauty, which raises funds for the L.A.-based arts education organization. With Jimmy Choo, Mulberry, and Ferragamo bags on offer, starting at 60 percent off their standard retail prices, we would have to agree with the actress. Naturally, Newton and fellow attendees, including designer Magda Berliner, artist Kimberly Brooks, and Two Broke Girls star Beth Behrs all clamored to get in on the for-charity deals.

“I have that sample sale mentality,” Newton explained. “So I kept doing laps to see what I could find and by the time I got back to the ones that I wanted they were gone.” Not everyone left empty-handed. Kristin Davis (pictured), who has lent her name as a host of the event since its inception, went home with a muted blue leather Chanel tote at the advice of Stewart (her stylist and the event’s co-founder). “I have a blue Chanel and it goes well with jeans,” Stewart said of the classic choice. “And I envy it!” said Davis. The most coveted (and fought over) piece of the day, however, turned out to be a brown ostrich bag by Tom Ford, which went for $6,000. By auction’s end, the crowd raised nearly $200,000 for P.S. Arts. And for one afternoon, at least, being called a bag lady was a badge of honor.

Photo: WireImage

Pitt Enlists Procop

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After images of Angelina Jolie wearing a big engagement ring (pictured) surfaced Friday, the question became: Who designed it? WWD reports today that Robert Procop has been confirmed as the designer. Procop, who is known for his diamond designs and use of rare gemstones, worked with Pitt for the past year to design the “faceted, elongated tablet shape” to make it just right for Jolie’s hand. The ring, worth an estimated $250,000, is set with smaller stones in graduated sizes around it.

This is not Procop’s first time working with Jolie—he has been creating gems for her for the past ten years. Also, in 2010, he collaborated with the actress on a fine jewelry line (sold privately through Procop’s clients) to benefit her charity, the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, and back in 2009 he worked with the couple on a capsule collection for Asprey (where he was the CEO at the time), also to benefit her charity.

Photo: Daily Mail

In The Land Of Angelina Jolie

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As Hollywood gears up for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, fashion insiders are busy making predictions about what nominees like Tilda Swinton, Michelle Williams, and Charlize Theron will be wearing. And then there’s Angelina Jolie. The actress-turned-director (In the Land of Blood and Honey is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film) has been a spotlight-stealing force on the awards show circuit since long before anyone ever heard the name Rooney Mara. In recent years, Jolie has kept her look simple and elegant; see 2011′s green Atelier Versace number or the champagne Atelier Versace gown she wore in 2009 (paired with her best accessory, Brad Pitt, on one arm). But before she became a Supermom, she was known for her bolder fashion choices, most notably the Morticia Adams dress she wore to pick up her Oscar for Girl, Interrupted in 2000. Above, we recall a few of the star’s most memorable red-carpet moments.

Photos: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images; Dave Lewis / Rex USA; Fotos International / Getty Images Contributor; Lucy Nicholson / Getty Images; Vince Bucci / Getty Images; George Pimentel / Getty Images