August 22 2014

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11 posts tagged "Claire Danes"

In the Company of Snowmen


Thanksgiving may be tomorrow, but Michael Roberts was thinking more ho, ho, ho than gobble gobble. Donning a fuzzy Santa hat and faux white beard, the Vanity Fair style and fashion director (and perhaps the chicest Mr. Claus we’ve seen) signed copies of his new children’s book Snowman in Africa at Gucci’s Fifth Avenue flagship last night. The multitasker debuted the first in the series, Snowman in Paradise, in 2004. The second installment came about after Gucci tapped him to create a sequel for charity. “Africa is one of my favorite places, and it just seems appropriate because it’s for UNICEF,” Roberts said of the sequel’s storyline. Gucci will be donating 100 percent of sales from the $25 hardcover and proceeds from three original Roberts collages up for silent auction to UNICEF’s Africa programs. As for the Santa outfit? “Well, I’m British, so I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. But I do love the holidays and I get to fly to London for the long weekend,” he explained. The toddlers clutching the colorful storybooks in line didn’t seem to mind skipping straight to Santa. Nor did the grownups, who included Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy. “Michael just has a way about making the images come alive,” said Vogue‘s Grace Coddington. “And I think the book is for adults, too. If you read it, it’s rather funny.” Those who prefer fashion to storybooks need not go home empty-handed, though: Gucci is offering limited editions of its wrist wallets, coin purses, and Joy handbags featuring the whimsical illustrations in appliqué and print.


Marc’s Reality, Celebrity Weddings, And More…


Dear Marc, we’re going to strongly advise you against this. We know those Housewives can draw you in with their gripping mini-dramas, but pretty please don’t put yourself in a reality TV show about “high-powered (openly gay) playboys.” Just start twittering, or something, OK? Thanks. [NY Daily News]

Emmy Rossum had a secret marriage, and now she’s having a not-so-secret divorce. Luckily, all the money she saved on a big nuptial bash can go toward paying her husband’s court fees. Even better than a DJ! [Us Weekly]

Rumors of Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy’s recent wedding in France have still not been discounted, which in tabloid land is as good as a marriage license. [People]

Ever the contrarian, Cathy Horyn did not have such a great time in Milan. One show made her think that the city was covered in “an old pair of pantyhose,” which is never, ever a good thing. [NYT]

Opening Ceremony just got delivery of its Where the Wild Things Are merch. We’d go for the slightly savage faux-fur coats or Pamela Love bijoux. And if you want to be little Max come Hallowe’en, here’s your one-stop shopping. [OCNN]

Photo: Randy Brooke/Wireimage

Kokosalaki For Diesel, Jimmy Choo For H&M, And More…


Sophia Kokosalaki is moonlighting again. The Greek designer, who briefly helmed Vionnet, will take on Diesel’s high-end contemporary line, Black Gold, in addition, that is, to working on her namesake collection. Those should be some pretty fabulous jeans. [WWD]

Stilettos for everyone! High-low takes on new meaning with the announcement of H&M’s latest collaboration, with skyscraper-heel outfitter Jimmy Choo. Accessories for men and women, including some clothing options, hit stores on November 14. Happy holidays. [WWD]

Claire Danes and Narciso Rodriguez have been together longer than she and fiancé Hugh Dancy have, so it’s only fitting that Rodriguez is designing her wedding dress. “I get weepy,” she said of the design process. We’re sure she means that in a good way. [People]

Is Aggy quitting New York? Word is she’s heading back to London to focus on an acting career. “Word” is also very unsubstantiated, so don’t freak out just yet. [Mirror]

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Blasblog: Happy Printed Accidents At Val’s VIP After-Party


The thought of spilling something on a white dress sends shivers down the spines of most young women, so when that exact thing happened to Anne Hathaway—with a glass of red wine, unleashed by none other than Valentino—at last night’s dinner in honor of The Last Emperor, we weren’t sure what to expect. Would she burst into tears, crawl under the table, or close her eyes and hope tablemates Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Claire Danes wouldn’t notice she was there? None of the above. Instead, the Oscar nominee laughed it off. “He came out of retirement, just for me,” Hathaway joked at Giancarlo Giammetti’s Richard Prince-filled apartment in the Pierre at the after-party. “I guess he just thought this dress needed a print.”


Narciso’s Night Out


Despite several designers forgoing after-parties this week, Narciso Rodriguez was having none of it. “We’re focused on the collection for so many months and then there’s that short time on the runway, and then you need to relax,” the designer declared at his elbow-to-elbow post-show fête at Rose Bar, where Julianna Margulies, Jessica Seinfeld, and Sonia Braga held court on the couches. Kanye West, with eight members of his entourage, sat at a blocked-off table next to Claire Danes. “I feel much more invested emotionally when I go see Narciso’s shows,” Danes said. “I’m always proud of him.” On his end, Rodriguez was looking forward to a fashion detox. “Tomorrow I try to get back to a normal routine,” he said. Where will he begin? “There’s some sort of yoga involved,” he said, and left it at that.

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