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July 26 2014

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3 posts tagged "Fashion Girls for Japan"

This Year’s Cannes Do, R.I.P. Bijan, The Royal Dress Revealed (Maybe), And More…

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The Cannes film fest is close at hand. And if you’re headed for the sunny South of France, you’re not alone: Gwen Stefani, Patrick Dempsey, Milla Jovovich, Freida Pinto, and Michelle Yeoh will all be joining you. Style.com has learned exclusively that the quintet will be partnering with L’Oréal to host the star-studded after-party for amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS gala and auction. See you at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Rock (above). [amfAR]

A moment of silence for late Iranian-American designer and fragrance guru Bijan—just Bijan, please—who made his name on the luxest (and, he bragged, most expensive) menswear in the world. The designer is credited with turning Rodeo Drive into a destination with his Bijan showroom, as well as for his famous ads (in which he co-starred alongside Michael Jordan, Bo Derek, a few nuns, and a rabbi—though not all at the same time). [NYT]

Last we checked in with Fashion Girls for Japan, they were organizing a designer-stocked sample sale to raise money for earthquake relief. The Girls are back with a new T-shirt and tote line—printed with the Berger & Wild-designed I O NY logo—for sale on their Web site; proceeds will again go to earthquake relief. (And if you’re curious, the sample sale raised $270,000.) [WWD]

Lindsey Wixson went to her high school prom in cerulean Jason Wu. We don’t even want to tell you what we went in. [@LndsyWixson]

And the Huffington Post claims to know who’s designing Kate Middleton’s dress, for real this time—and it’s Libélula designer Sophie Cranston. Royalphiles, arm yourself with a grain of salt and read on. [HuffPo]

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/WireImage

Where And When To Shop For Japan, Haider On His Menswear Moment, Case Closed For Dolce & Gabbana, And More…

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Out and about in New York this weekend? Remember the Fashion Girls for Japan earthquake-relief sample sale, Saturday and Sunday at the Bowery Hotel. Click through for all the details. [Style.com]

Retailer Maria Luisa Poumaillou sits down with Haider Ackermann for an exclusive video interview over at The Corner. The pair discusses Ackermann’s dip into menswear with his collection from Pitti (left), inspired by the Italian cinema greats, Luchino Visconti and Franco Zeffirelli. [The Corner]

Good news for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana: An Italian judge has dismissed charges of tax evasion. [WWD]

Sad news from the modeling world, however: Male model Eric Zentner, who graced campaigns for Versace, starred in music videos with Katy Perry, and walked for Louis Vuitton, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in California. [Styleite]

And Romeo Beckham has a few name suggestions for his new sibling. When the sex of the baby was in question, he favored Justin Bieber Beckham. Now that we all know it’s a girl, young Romeo has an easy fix for parents David and Victoria: Justine Bieber Beckham. Perfect. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Giovanni Giannoni / Courtesy Pitti Immagine Press Office

The Fashion Girls Of Japan Organize A Benefit For Japan

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The fashion community of New York has been swift in organizing benefits, special products, and donations to Japan in the weeks since the earthquake and Pacific tsunami devastated the country. But for some industry players, the disaster is closer to home. For those Japanese and Japanese-American designers, buyers, and executives, the event is even more personal—and with their newly formed Fashion Girls for Japan, they’re doing something to help.

Spearheaded by Kikka Hanazawa (president of VPL), Tomoko Ogura (women’s fashion director of Barneys Co-Op), Stella Ishii (owner of the News showroom), and Kyoko Kageyama of 3.1 Phillip Lim, who was in Tokyo during the quake, and with the support of Julie Gilhart, Fashion Girls for Japan has organized a two-day sample sale, 60+ Designers/60+ Rolling Racks, to raise money for the Red Cross, the Mayor’s Fund, and the Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. What will you find? Exactly what the name promises: More than 60 racks of clothes at deep, sample-sale discounts (starting at 50 percent off retail) from more than 60 participating designers, including Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, and Thakoon. A $5 ticket is all it takes to get entry to the two-day sale, which will be held next weekend at the Bowery Hotel Terrace. For more details, visit fashiongirlsforjapan.com. And because no event is official without its own logo, the group drafted Magnus Berger and Tenzin Wild of Berger & Wild—designers and founders of The Last Magazine]to create a cool a graphic as we’ve seen yet (left). Here’s hoping for a T-shirt (well—another).

Illustration: Berger & Wild/fashiongirlsforjapan.com