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3 posts tagged "Carlos de Souza"

Andrea Dellal Gives Back—With An Epic Party, Naturally

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The Brazil Foundation gala won’t be until the fall, but the buzz began yesterday night at Fatima Otero’s marvelous town house in the West Village. Olivier Theyskens, Shala Monroque, Adam Lippes, Luigi Tadini, and more were there to celebrate the gala’s just-announced honoree, Andrea Dellal. Dellal (above left), the London-based social and matriarch of the large Dellal clan—her daughters are Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal and model Alice Dellal; her son, Alex Dellal, runs the iPad magazine POST—is one of the most visible Brazilians on the social scene. After so many years living outside her country, Dellal said, it was time to give it back. “Brazil is a rich country, but the gap is still huge between the upper and lower class,” she explained. “It’s time to join forces, between all of us, and give back to those who need most.” One way to give, of course, is by buying a ticket to the September 19 event, which takes place at the New York Public Library. Expect plenty of Valentino: label heavy and jewelry designer Carlos de Souza (above center, with Otero, right) is doing the list this year, and the house is co-sponsoring the event. A hot list of Brazilian artists will be donating art to be auctioned, too. Last year’s $2.5 million raised could even be topped this year—especially if, as last year, Brazil’s most visible fashion plate, Gisele, takes to the mic to sell the dress off her back.

To find out more and purchase tickets, visit www.brazilfoundation.org.

Photo: Courtesy of the Brazil Foundation

Claro Rio’s Perfect Ten

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Being in Brazil for Claro Rio Summer was an easy task thanks to Carlos de Souza, Donata Meirelles, and Robert Forrest, among others who selected the best of the country’s brands to take part in the week. Speaking as a Brazilian fashionista, I’d call it a good representation of what the country’s fashion has to offer—some new faces, a few beloved veterans, some classic looks and other that played a trendier hand. Check the slideshow for more details.

Photo: Marcio Madeira

november in brazil

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Although it seems that everyone in the fashion blogosphere is thinking exclusively about the upcoming fashion weeks, apparently some people have bigger plans on their mind. Like former Valentino PR guru (he left when the big man left) Carlos de Souza, who is keeping busy with jet-set parties and a jewelry line. It was his dedication to the former that led him to send out Michael Roberts-designed Save the Date cards to some of his favorite international pals, inviting them to his tanned motherland of Brazil this November for some South American summer fun. We caught up with the gregarious man about town just before he left for Venice to meet with Mr. V at a party at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum (just ’cause the legendary designer is retired doesn’t mean he’s bored.) “I’m telling everyone to get their suitcases ready, darling,” de Souza drawled, adding that the weekend’s home base will be the Hotel Fasano in Rio de Janeiro, which he described in traditional fashionspeak: “You know that hotel, it was the one that Vogue shot Lapo [Elkann] and Doutzen [Kroes] in for that Escapes issue. It’ll be entirely closed for our VIP guests.” Not that the guests should plan on spending much time in their hotel room; de Souza has confirmed the attendance of both the Body From Brazil (Gisele, of course) and the Face From Russia (Natalia Vodianova, duh), arranged a fashion show, and lined up a secret weapon in the shape of Amy Sacco, who will be setting up a special Bungalow 8 luau for the event. “This is a very special project for me,” he said. “It will be absolutely ridiculously fantastic.”