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April 18 2014

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3 posts tagged "Gerard Butler"

Hugo Boss Shocks Shanghai

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Joan Smalls opening BOSS' Shanghai ShowOnly a year after Hugo Boss brought another dimension to Beijing with its first China runway show streamed in 3-D, it was time to woo Shanghai. This time, though, Boss made its introduction with an IRL catwalk show.

The setting of the Power Station of Art was an inspired choice. Electric charges pulsated through the thousand-strong audience, and lightning bolts crashed overhead while models—like show opener Joan Smalls—stomped across the zigzagged runway in Boss’ Fall ’13 wares.

“We’ve been in China for a long time,” said Boss menswear designer Kevin Lobo. “But it’s changing dramatically, becoming more luxurious, and we want to be a part of that.”

Limited-edition pieces were available to buy directly from the runway. The stringent tailoring and languid silks in jewel tones were perfectly attuned to the tastes of China’s über-wealthy, who are trading obvious luxury for something more subtle. Boss womenswear designer Eyan Allen offered, “We created a zip made from 24-carat gold. You know it’s there, but nobody else does!”

Carey Mulligan and Gerard Butler both turned up for the lavish affair, and Hong Kong actors Chow Yun-Fat and Cherie Chung, as well as Chinese heartthrob Xiaoming Huang and Korean actor Sang-Woo Kwon, had the local crowd in an uproar. Meanwhile, China Chow began coveting a navy fur jacket the second it hit the runway. “I want that!” she cried.

Photo: Courtesy of Hugo Boss

Tom’s Not Fit To Be Tied, Marc Jacobs On His Favorite Show Ever, Stella McCartney On The Move, And More…

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Turns out there’s a medical explanation for Tom Ford’s oft-exposed chest. “I can only wear [ties] for a few hours and then I start to get a migraine,” the designer reveals in a new hour-long documentary for the Oprah Winfrey Network. He doesn’t like neckwear, but he does like baths, it turns out—up to five a day. [Fashionologie]

Monday’s CFDA Awards are looking more and more starry. In addition to host Anderson Cooper, Naomi Watts and Gerard Butler will be on hand to present. [WWD]

Stella McCartney is following her father into the recording studio—literally. The designer is packing up her Meatpacking store and setting up shop at 112 Greene Street, a former recording space for artists like Run DMC and Salt ‘N Pepa. The new location will open its doors in 2012. [Elle]

Marc Jacobs sits down with WWD for a revealing interview in anticipation of his Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA—though he’d rather think of it as the less-valedictory “In-the-Process-of.” Among the revelations? He calls Fall ’11′s Louis Vuitton show the most beautiful he’s ever done, but his favorite show of all time remains his famous grunge presentation for Perry Ellis. [WWD]


Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

A Few Good Men—Besides Marc Jacobs—Try Skirts

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As the costume designer of Gossip Girl, Eric Daman knows from plaid skirts. So he was an obvious choice to jazz up the proceedings at the eighth annual Dressed to Kilt party and men-in-skirts fashion show, hosted by Hollywood’s go-to Scots, Sir Sean and Lady Connery. “Oh, I did my research. I hunted around and found this great Web site, SportKilt.com, that sells them in all sorts of fabrics,” Daman said of his classic red tartan. He was on hand to judge the charity runway show (proceeds went to various veterans’ causes through the Erskine Hospital), but with his stacks of bejeweled bangles and layers of necklaces, he showed up a few of the catwalkers. “Well, yeah, I had to put my own spin on things,” the stylist admitted with a smile. “But I would love to see Gerard Butler in a kilt.”

Daman wasn’t the only one hoping for a glimpse of The Bounty Hunter star, but it turned out Butler, who was expected to hit the catwalk, missed the event because he went a bit closer to the source—the actor was rumored to be currently in Scotland. Never mind, there was plenty of action on the runway sans Mr. 300. Kyle MacLachlan (pictured) accessorized with combat boots. Joan Jett managed to make her Scottish ensemble very Gareth Pugh by accessorizing her look with a maxi patent black leather coat and a Mohawk feathered headdress by the young milliner William Chambers. Al Roker, who told us he “wasn’t all that nervous” despite it being his first ever fashion show, ended up doing a jig down the runway. And Donald Trump, Jr., pulled off a mustard yellow and black kilt with admirable style while Trump, Sr. (who gamely stated earlier, “Sure, I would wear a kilt”) and Melania cheered him on. But it was Marcus Schenkenberg who nailed the motto of the evening. A Dressed to Kilt veteran, the male model had this bit of advice: “You just let it all hang loose.”

Photo: Lloyd Bishop