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August 27 2014

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57 posts tagged "Gwyneth Paltrow"

Gurung And Ginger Spice, Together At Last

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The Himalayas? The Alps? They’re both pointy piles of rock with snow on top. That was Elizabeth Saltzman’s irresistible logic for her choice of an Alpine lodge as the venue for the dinner she hosted in London on Wednesday night for Kathmandu’s favorite son, Prabal Gurung. Of course, it wasn’t any old Alpine lodge. Bodo’s Schloss is the latest addition to Piers Adams and Nick House’s portfolio of William ‘n’ Harry-endorsed nightspots. It’s so new that the place still refreshingly reeked of the pine-planked floors, walls, and ceiling. In keeping with the theme, there was schnitzel and glühwein and pretty servers in lederhosen and dirndls, and an oompah band playing chart hits.

Nepal? Hardly. But there were echoes of other chapters in the Gurung saga. The Spice Girls, for instance. Once an ardent fan, Prabal was parked next to Geri Halliwell during dinner. It was a pinch-me moment for him, and it’s one of his most endearing characteristics that he is endlessly appreciative of the turns his life has taken.

It’s no wonder the energy in the room was a little skittish. Saltzman claimed she’d worked 38 hours straight. And the guest of honor only made it by the skin of his teeth, due to a visa issue. We know Prabal knows how to party, but the last-minute triumph over bureaucracy sure fanned the disco inferno ignited by KCD’s Alex Malgouyres from his chairlift-cum-DJ-booth for a crowd that included such stalwarts of Saltzman’s clique as Gwyneth Paltrow, Camilla al-Fayed, Natalia Vodianova, Elle Macpherson and Cameron Diaz, fresh from the London premiere of her latest movie Gambit. If it was Prabal’s first trip to London in well over a decade, the evening also gave locals a chance to familiarize themselves with PR titan KCD, which has just opened a London office. As far as introductions go, the titan left a pleasantly pine-scented pawprint.

Photos: Courtesy Photo

On Our Radar: Goop X House Of Harlow Clutch

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Richie are both busy moms with big businesses, so it was only natural that their new collaboration came about during a kids’ playdate. Today, Paltrow’s Goop.com unveils the new, limited-edition Addison clutch ($225) created by Richie exclusively for the brand. “As an avid Goop follower, I was thrilled with the idea of a collaboration between Goop and House of Harlow 1960,” she tells Style.com. “The Addison is an essential style and was a perfect choice to connect to the Goop aesthetic,” she explains of the oxblood snakeskin bag with jaguar clasp (which Paltrow calls “an awesome fall statement piece”). Here, Style.com debuts the bag exclusively before it hits Goop.com later today.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Tom Ford’s Lady In Red

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Tom Ford, designer-turned-director-turned-designer once more, has channeled the Golden Age of Hollywood in his new Fall ad campaign. Model Kati Nescher stars, wearing a scarlet version of the white gown and cape that shot Gwyneth Paltrow to the top of this year’s Oscars best-dressed lists. Style.com has an exclusive first look at the campaign, which, like last season’s, was lensed by Ford himself.

Photo: Tom Ford

At The Met: Cape Town

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We’ve already noted the influence Angelina Jolie had on this year’s Met ball red carpet. No less influential: Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow’s cape-and-gown Tom Ford look was Oscar night’s best, and it’s proven to have legs at the Met, too. Gwyneth’s stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman Walker, told me at an event in Paris that she was inspired by Jackie Kennedy’s timeless chic when working on Gwyneth’s Academy Awards look. Last night, some of those donning capes, like Maria Grazia Chiuri, in Valentino, went for classic, too. But there were just as many others who chased glitz and glam. Lana Del Rey sparkled in custom Altuzarra, and Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, in Dolce & Gabbana, reminded me of an Italian movie star from the sixties. Sally Singer was lacy in Nina Ricci, but the cherry on the surrealist cake goes to Linda Fargo in custom Naeem Khan. Shocking, Schiaparelli-style.

Photos: Larry Busacca / Getty Images (Lana Del Rey); Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.com (Bianca Brandolini d’Adda, Linda Fargo)

A Gold Star For Gwyneth

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Gwyneth Paltrow, wearing a white Tom Ford column dress and matching cape, was an absolute standout at last night’s Oscar ceremonies. Earlier in the month, the designer had indicated to British Vogue that one of the dresses for the collection he just showed at London fashion week would be on the red carpet—an out-of-character move for Ford, who usually likes to keep his dresses under wraps until they hit stores. Gwyneth, however, was lucky enough to convince him otherwise.

Enough about the chic dress; what about the cuff and eye-catching ring she paired with it? We found out they are both the work of New York-based jewelry designer Anna Hu—a favorite of stars like Madonna (who used Hu’s jewels in her film, W.E.), Hilary Swank, and Oprah Winfrey. “I was speechless,” the designer, who worked under the legendary Harry Winston head designer Maurice Galli and then founded her namesake haute joaillerie line in 2008, tells Style.com. “Gwyneth was so beautiful and breathtaking in white. And to see her in my jewels was the greatest birthday present I could image.” The one-of-a-kind Hearts of Winter cuff ($1,000,000) is made up of 2,368 rose-cut diamonds, which total 163 carats; the Duchess Hibiscus double-hoop ring ($160,000) is made up of diamonds and purple sapphires.

Photos: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images (Paltrow); Courtesy of Ann Hu Haute Joaillerie