August 29 2014

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8 posts tagged "Brooke Shields"

24-Hour Party People


The ninth annual 24-Hour Plays was running late last night, but at the 25th hour, all was forgiven. As its name suggests, the star-studded casts had only 24 hours to meet with writers and directors to draft scripts and madly rehearse before hitting the stage with six ten-minute plays. So what’s 60 minutes more among famous friends?

Emmy Rossum confessed before the clock started that she had been a bit nervous, but gamely added, “I think the not knowing is the really exciting part.” To a packed house that included P. Diddy and Cassie, the cast didn’t disappoint. Demi Moore played against type as a nerdy, glasses-wearing sister. (The new Ingrid Bergman pen from Montblanc, the evening’s sponsor, had a cameo role as a prop.) Sam Rockwell played a convincing five-year-old and Naomi Watts his mom. And who knew Brooke Shields could carry such a wicked German dominatrix accent while doling out raunchy advice to Jennifer Aniston?

At the after-party, Eva Mendes was relieved it was over but loved the rush: “It was my first time onstage and now I think I’m addicted!” In the roped-off section, naturally, Demi and Ashton (a fellow 24-hour performer) chatted with friends, while Watts and Rockwell were in a more raucous mood—the duo jumped on the banquettes to dance. There was good reason to celebrate: The evening raised $350,000 for the Urban Arts Partnership to fund arts programs in NYC schools.


Moore, Shields, Lam: Viva Italia!


Seeing that tomorrow marks the start of Milan fashion week, it was fitting to hear all present last night at the Tod’s U.S. launch of limited-edition book Italian Touch wax eloquent about the wonders of the sole boot-shaped member of the E.U. Julianne Moore, for starters, was still in a Mediterranean state of mind, having just returned from Venice, where her film (and Tom Ford’s directorial debut!) A Single Man debuted. “I was so struck by how natural everybody is and all the beautiful families,” said Moore, who made up for the absence of the real Tuscan sun in a dazzling gold Derek Lam frock topped with a black blazer. “It’s just so unforced and lovely and simple.” While Brooke Shields, who set off her body-skimming black dress with a pair of strappy Tod’s sandals and a purple clutch, was quick to claim her Italian heritage. “What comes out of Italy is the passion. Whatever they do, it really kind of comes from the gut,” said Shields, who recently traveled to Rome to trace her family’s genealogy. “That’s my dad’s side. But I’ve got Newark on the other side. Newark and Rome!” Tod’s creative director Derek Lam kept his praise pithy for both the country and the book’s lavish collection of images that capture the elegant ease with which Italians do just about everything. Remarked Lam, “It’s all about sensuality.”

Photo: Neil Rasmus/Patrick McMullan

Badgley Mischka Sticks To The Formula


Let’s say you had to come up with some sort of visual formula for unimpeachable Hollywood glamour. It might look something like this: Annie(L) x A-List (+Huston/Hutton) = HG². Mark Badgley and James Mischka apparently utilized some of that glittery applied math in their new ad campaign commemorating their 20th anniversary. Shot by Annie Leibovitz at Paramount Studios, the ad features the five-decade-spanning generational tableau of Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton, and Anjelica Huston, posed with the designers in their snappy uniforms of black blazers and jeans. If the image seems a touch familiar, it’s because Leibovitz seems to have borrowed her icon-making Vanity Fair template for the job. But hey, what says Hollywood glamour more than the glossy that controls the hottest Oscar after-party? At any rate, the gowned-up actresses (and pop star) all look quite lovely—though Huston appears to be holding her breath. That quintet joins Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Badgley Mischka club. And bonus anniversary lightning round: Who was the first actress to wear Badgley to the Oscars? It was Winona Ryder in 1996. Sigh, for so many reasons.

Photo: Annie Leibovitz