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July 28 2014

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12 posts tagged "George Clooney"

WestwoodLeaks? Dame Viv’s Son Taps Julian Assange to Walk the Runway

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Julian AssangeGlobally notorious towhead journalist…and catwalk star? Julian Assange will be hitting the runway at London’s Ecuadorean Embassy (where he has been granted asylum) come London fashion week in September. The stunt is a move by Dame Vivienne’s son Ben Westwood to “highlight Julian Assange’s plight.” The WikiLeaks founder will don pieces inspired by another outlaw, Clint Eastwood, in some of his most famous spaghetti Westerns. George Clooney and fiancée Amal Alamuddin (who has represented Assange) have reportedly both received invites, the Daily Mail reports. Westwood enigmatically added that guests can also expect “another garment with a Julian Assange print.” Tantalizing.

Photo: Getty Images 

Designers Connect the Dots

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Stella McCartney Polka Dots Call it the Yayoi Kusama effect. George Clooney spotlighted an emerging trend when he turned up on the cover of W‘s Art Issue in a polka-dotted Giorgio Armani suit customized by the famed artist. (Her recent exhibition at David Zwirner’s gallery, I Who Have Arrived in Heaven, drew long lines.) We saw similar spots on Spring runways including Burberry Prorsum, Emanuel Ungaro, and Sportmax. Playful polka dots are popping up at this week’s Haute Couture shows, too. Raf Simons’ latest lineup for Dior featured intricate eyelets and cutwork details, while Marco Zanini put his own quirky spin on the quintessential spots at Schiaparelli. Cartoonish circles have also been popular in the new Pre-Fall collections, with designers like Stella McCartney and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz making their respective points on cocktail attire and matching accessories.

Click for a slideshow of standout spotted looks.

Runway to Red Carpet: Stars Step It Up for Awards Season

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Sandra BullockWith the Golden Globes only three days away, Awards Season is officially here. And this week, we saw stars aplenty strutting down red carpets at various pre-Globe ceremonies. For instance, Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, nominee Amy Adams stepped out in a black-and-white polka-dot Juan Carlos Obando Spring ’14 halter gown at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards gala on Saturday, where she and her American Hustle castmates were honored with the Ensemble Performance Award. Cate Blanchett, who is up for a Best Actress Globe in the Drama category, started the season off swinging by winning the Best Actress honor at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday. The Blue Jasmine star wore a silver brocade gown with a full high-low skirt and matching jacket from Antonio Berardi’s Pre-Fall ’14 lineup to accept her accolade. On Wednesday, many A-listers, including Gravity leading lady and Golden Globe nom Sandra Bullock, headed to the People’s Choice Awards. Bullock, the night’s big winner, stepped out in a green, white, and navy floral Peter Pilotto Resort ’14 frock, and accepted awards for Favorite Movie Actress, Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress, and Favorite Movie Duo alongside Gravity costar George Clooney.

On Thursday evening, W magazine held a pre-Golden Globes fete in L.A., giving the “Best Performance” nominees a chance to celebrate before the big reveal. Best Supporting Actress nom Lupita Nyong’o attended the event in a black satin-back crepe Proenza Schouler dress from the Resort ’14 collection. Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery made an appearance to celebrate her show’s nomination, turning up in a multichecked frock from Altuzarra’s fresh Pre-Fall ’14 range. With the nominees continually hitting it out of the sartorial ballpark, we can hardly wait to see what they have in store for the main event this weekend. Any predictions? Tune in Sunday night for our complete coverage of the 71st Annual Golden Globes.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

Photo: Gregg DeGuire / WireImage

BAFTA Nominees Announced

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Hot on the heels of this weekend’s Golden Globes, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ award nominations were announced in London this morning. The Artist, which won Best Picture on Sunday, leads the way with 12 nominations, including votes for Best Picture and Costume Design. Michelle Williams and Meryl Streep, both winners this weekend, received Leading Actress nods along with Bérénice Bejo, Tilda Swinton, and Viola Davis. For the Leading Actor category, the list includes Globe winner George Clooney for his role in The Descendants, as well as Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman (who was on the Prada catwalk instead of the red carpet at the Globes this weekend), Jean Dujardin, and Michael Fassbender. The BAFTAs will take place February 12 at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House. Let the Oscar race heat up. Click here to see the full list of BAFTA nominees.

Best Film
The Artist, Thomas Langmann
The Descendants, Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Drive, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel
The Help, Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo

Outstanding British Film
My Week With Marilyn, Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian
Hodges
Senna, Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey
Shame, Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Abi Morgan
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo, Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan
We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno, Rory Stewart Kinnear

Director
The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn
Hugo, Martin Scorsese
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson
We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay

Original Screenplay
The Artist, Michael Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids, Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
The Guard, John Michael McDonagh
The Iron Lady, Abi Morgan
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

Leading Actor
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame

Leading Actress
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis, The Help

Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Jim Broadbent, The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Ides of March

Supporting Actress
Carey Mulligan, Drive
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Judi Dench, My Week With Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Photo: Jason Merritt / Getty Images

Going Long In Venice

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The 68th Venice Film Festival kicked off yesterday with a screening of George Clooney’s political thriller, Ides of March. On the red carpet, the stars maxed out on this summer’s maxi trend with floor-length gowns, despite the heat.

Ides of March star Marisa Tomei chose a Marios Schwab dress in this season’s seventies-approved mustard; Diane Kruger went ethereal in an Elie Saab Couture gown; and Bianca Brandolini d’Adda went leopard, in a couture piece by her friend Giambattista Valli.

Photos: (Tomei, Brandolini) Giuseppe Cacace / AFP / Getty Images; (Kruger) Venturelli / WireImage