12 posts tagged "George Clooney"
Globally 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.
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.
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.