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August 20 2014

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12 posts tagged "Chiara Clemente"

dvf unleashes her inner wonder woman

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“I always loved Wonder Woman—way before I knew her name was Diane,” said Diane von Furstenberg at the in-store launch of her new Wonder Woman-inspired Holiday collection and original DC Comics book. The RTW included dresses with stars splashed across the front and wrap dresses with kaleidoscope prints, while the more literal Wonder Woman T-shirts and leather totes (made in conjunction with Warner Bros.) will have their proceeds go to Vital Voices—a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women worldwide. “My daughter doesn’t know Wonder Woman like I do,” said Rachel Roy, while flipping through the comic charting the fictional adventures of Diva, Viva, and Fifa alongside essays by Lynda Carter and Gloria Steinem. “She’s eight and she really likes Shrek, High School Musical, and Miley Cyrus. I don’t know if she has what I had in terms of a superhero. I guess she has Mom.” Chiara Clemente, on the other hand, sees Wonder Woman rebirthed time and time again. “I just spent two years of my life following five extraordinary artists in my new film. I think they all show Wonder Woman sides. You can just see their strength,” she says, before pointing out the obvious superheroine in the room. “Of course, Diane is the present-day Wonder Woman!”

Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images

chiara clemente, the lady in red

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Jewelry designer, artist, and part-time Wes Anderson muse Waris Ahluwalia wasn’t kidding around when he sent out an invitation for his better half’s birthday party, which took place Thursday night at the Beatrice Inn. If you wanted to wish Chiara Clemente many happy returns, you had to wear red (though the invitation did helpfully state that “anything red counts. anything”). Some hosts get lackadaisical with these types of things, but Ahluwalia stood by the entrance with a flashlight to ensure his guests played by the rules, recoiling in horror when some had the audacity to overlook the red rule. To wit, more than one spiritual hipster had to point to their kabbalah bracelet; Andy Spade, after some searching, found a thread of red in his woven belt; and Tom Sachs had to point to a friend who was wearing a red sock he had borrowed from the artist long ago. Clemente was in the middle of it all in a tiered red dress. “This is kind of my first birthday party,” she said. “Don’t get me wrong—it’s fun—but it’s kind of intense.” She wasn’t kidding—the balloons weren’t necessarily a good idea given that notoriously smoky club’s low ceilings, and there should be a no-hats-and-big-hair rule on small, crowded dance floors. Joining the budding filmmaker were buddies Tara Subkoff, Meredith Melling Burke, Julie Gilhart, and Coco Brandolini, the last of whom had something to celebrate, too—the September bride had the final fitting for her Oscar de la Renta wedding dress earlier that day.

Photo: Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic