August 29 2014

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Marilyn And Uma Forever


With diamonds, caviar, and a live lounge singer accompanied by a three-man band, last night’s dinner at the Chopard boutique was an event Marilyn Monroe might have enjoyed. Which was fitting, as the evening was dedicated to the late actress and recurrent style icon. Chopard invited a small group of private clients to preview its collection of Haute Joaillerie, as well as an in-store exhibition titled Marilyn Forever, a show of unpublished photographs of the actress from iconic Monroe photographer Milton Greene’s archive. Along with a clutch of Chopard gems, the most striking snap, which pictured Monroe kneeling in a black robe, greeted guests at the door. Fun fact: Apparently the pose was chosen because Ms. Monroe had broken her ankle before the shoot.

The guest of honor was Uma Thurman, who actually played Ms. Monroe on five episodes of NBC’s Smash (well, actually, she played an actress who was playing Marilyn, if you want to get precise). “I loved her in The Misfits,” Thurman said, noting that the scene in which Monroe plays with a paddleball is easily her favorite Marilyn moment.

After admiring the photos, which were on display for one night only before being flown to Art Basel for Chopard’s joint party with W magazine, Thurman flipped through her own iPhone pics of her two-and-a-half-month-old baby, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson—or Luna for short. Draped in a black Maria Cornejo gown (and Chopard jewels, of course), Thurman had a motherly glow about her. When asked what was on her holiday wish list, Thurman replied, “Peace.” But, she admitted, she wouldn’t mind a few of those Marilyn prints, either.

Photo: Will Ragozzino /

More Marilyn


Let the Marilyn Monroe tributes continue. Just last month at the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard hosted an exhibition of rarely seen images of the icon and unveiled its Monroe collection of diamond necklaces and earrings. Today she’s being toasted in Milan by artist Alessandro Gedda and Italian footwear label Fratelli Rossetti. Gedda’s 50-painting exhibition, commemorating the 50 years since her death, opened at Società Umanitaria (the first stop of A Tribute to Marilyn‘s multi-city tour that will end in New York next month). Also in the mix are five sculptures inspired by Fratelli Rossetti’s Lady Brera pump. For its part, the shoe label has created a limited-edition version of that style in Marilyn red croc skin, available at its stores around the world. Here, has an exclusive first look at the shoe.

Photo: Courtesy of Fratelli Rossetti

Cannes Watch: Asia Argento


Peekaboo undergarments were a bona fide Fall ’09 runway trend—see Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Maison Martin Margiela. But Asia Argento, pictured here in a Chanel gown at the Cannes Chopard Trophy event, is one of the first starlets to test-drive the look on the red carpet. The frock’s plunging neckline and sheer overlay do little to disguise what’s essentially a jeweled bandeau. Would you wear something like this? Or is it a style better left in the bedroom?

Photo: Daniele Venturelli / Wire Image

Cannes Watch: Devon Aoki


Devon Aoki, a Lagerfeld muse-turned-actress (her new project, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead, is in post-production), looked every inch the leading lady in Alberta Ferretti and Chopard jewels at the Spring Fever premiere in Cannes last night. Makeup colors and soft pastels, like lilac, were big news for Spring and Resort. What do you think of lavender—does it work better for fragrances or fashion?



Photo: Simon James / FilmMagic


Blasblog: Cannes Cannot Disappoint


It’s been reasoned that the movie business is one of the few that will thrive in a recession. Maybe that’s why the Cannes Film Festival, which officially starts tomorrow, is promising to be just as exciting as it has been in previous years. We’ve got Martin Scorsese as the guest of honor, and the feature film jury will draw the likes of Asia Argento and Robin Wright Penn to the Croisette. Pedro Almodóvar (Los Abrazos Rotos) and Ang Lee (Taking Woodstock) are both debuting films, and although it hasn’t been confirmed yet, one can assume that Brad Pitt and his brood will make the trek for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. With Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky screening on the closing day, we can also expect a few CC logos to hit the red carpet. Speaking of which, the Art of Elysium is throwing a dinner party with Cartier at Soho House’s Riviera outpost on the 16th; amfAR will host its annual gala on the 21st; and on the 22nd, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will be greeting guests at Bâoli. Also on the schedule: a Penélope Cruz party for her pal Daya Fernandez’s Hollywood Domino board game on the 18th, along with a Dsquared² eyewear bash and Chopard’s very own awards ceremony. And just in case the sun—or the glamour—gets to be too much, the chic Paris shop Colette is hosting a pop-up beauty bar with Vitamin Water for touch-ups and hydration.



Photo: John Shearer / WireImage