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August 20 2014

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Liv For Acting, Not Givenchy

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Liv Tyler will not attend the Givenchy Spring 2013 show in Paris later this month—she has enough on her plate between filming a new movie in L.A. and taking her son Milo to school. So it was a rare appearance for the working mom last night as she stepped out to Exchange Alley for a Vs. Magazine dinner launching the fall issue. Tyler appears on the cover and is featured in a spread shot by Helena Christensen. “I’ve known Helena since I was 15 years old. She shot me years ago for the first-ever cover of Nylon!” Things have changed since their last shoot—this time, the two brought their children. “We planned the whole shoot around our sons. The boys were together and catching snakes while we were outside in the woods frolicking and taking pictures.”

The dinner was a smaller affair, limited to a few of Tyler’s friends and Vs. staffers. Erin Fetherston and beau Gabe Saporta came to support Tyler, and Helena Christensen cozied up for a chat in the back of the East Village eatery with Michael Stipe and performance artist Colette Lumiere. Tyler was particularly delighted to see Josh Hartnett turn up. “Joshy! Where have you been?” asked Tyler. He replied, “Been living in Europe mostly. Italy and France.”

Tyler, still a face of Givenchy cosmetics and friend of Riccardo Tisci, thinks that he will understand her absence from the show. “I’ve been very fashion loyal for a few years now,” she confided. “I miss acting.”

Photo: Dustin Wayne Harris / PatrickMcMullan.com

Wasson To The Rescue

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Earlier this month, Erin Wasson (pictured) was hitting the red carpet to promote her first big acting role in the grindhouse flick Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and last night, the model-designer-turned-actress was back at it again. This time around, the Alexander Wang muse was downtown at the Soho Grand Hotel, along with the likes of Helena Christensen and Girls actor Alex Karpovsky, to toast her performance in a new short film by Vs. Magazine for jeweler and luxury lifestyle brand Georg Jensen. “It’s easy to get lost in a fantasy,” she said of acting in the Jenna Elizabeth-directed film, titled The Heimlich Maneuver. “And jewelry and women go hand in hand.” In the short, Wasson quickly snaps out of fantasy and into reality when her dinner companion (played by model Lydia Carron) starts choking and she steps in to do the Heimlich. Click here to watch the video in full and find out what happens.

Despite her foray into acting, Wasson made it clear that she is not quite ready to leave the fashion set behind. As for her next steps, she played it cool. “Life is going to show me what I want and what I need,” she said.

Photo: Matteo Prandoni / BFAnyc.com

Salmon Fishing in NYC

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If you think Emily Blunt gets steamy with co-star Ewan McGregor in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, well, you’re wrong. “I didn’t have a sex scene with Ewan,” the actress told Style.com at the Cinema Society’s unveiling of the film in New York last night. “Oh, god, we just swam,” she clarified. And lo, the screening proved her right. Lasse Hallström’s romantic tale about making an unlikely pursuit succeed in an unusual place) is, in the end, more sweet than sweaty.

And the title is no metaphor. McGregor plays a persnickety government fisheries expert enlisted by an Arab sheikh (and his investment associate, played by Blunt) to bring the mogul’s favorite sporting pastime to the Middle East. “I didn’t know much about fish, and I had to learn how to cast a fly rod,” McGregor explained at the screening, which was sponsored by Grey Goose and Opium Yves Saint Laurent. He added that he learned in Scotland, where guides are called gillies, from a man named Billy: “Billy the Gillie.”

Blunt (who wore Miu Miu) stayed longer after the screening than McGregor did, getting into extended conversations at The Crosby Street Hotel’s basement lounge with both Helena Christensen and Patricia Clarkson. There was salmon there, too: smoked and placed on blinis.

Photo: Matteo Prandoni / BFAnyc.com

Duran Duran, Super-Sized

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The eighties gave us supermodels, and they gave us Duran Duran. Fast-forward to 2011 and they’re all making headlines again. The band recruited five über-supers for a video for “Girl Panic!,” its new single off the album All You Need Is Now, released earlier this year. In the nine-minute clip directed by Jonas Akerlund (the Grammy Award winner behind Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”) and made in collaboration with Swarovski Elements, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, and Yasmin LeBon play Simon, John, Nick, Roger, and an “anonymous guitarist,” while the real members of the group appear as bellhops, waiters, chauffeurs, and paparazzi. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana even make cameos as Harper’s Bazaar U.K.‘s guest editors during a photo shoot scene, images from which can be found in that magazine’s actual December issue. “It’s all daft stuff, but it’s fantastic daft stuff,” says John Taylor in a “making of” video that Style.com is debuting exclusively here. Check back on Tuesday, November 8, for our interview with Nick Rhodes and the complete music video.

Rag’s Riches: Kurkova, Kerr, Murphy, Muse, And More For Rag & Bone’s D.I.Y. Campaign

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If there’s one thing a top model knows, it’s how to work it in front of the camera—and so for its guerrilla ad campaigns, Rag & Bone has made a specialty of handing the girls the reins and getting out of the way. For the first round of the D.I.Y. Project, as Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright called the project, the designers had Lily Aldridge, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sasha Pivovarova, and Edita Vilkeviciute snap themselves wherever the mood struck—on the beach, in the shower, over tequila shots. “The first time around we didn’t really know what we were going to get, but we ended up with truly compelling photographs from each girl; all very raw, beautiful, and at the same time quite distinct from one another,” Neville said. “The essence of the project is really flipping the traditional photo shoot on its head. We have turned the creative control over to the models and allowed them the freedom to capture themselves as they see fit. That is the glory of the whole thing; we get to see a very specific point of view, exactly how they wanted to be reflected in the images.”

The next round, debuting September 6, brings a new group of models into the fold. Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, Carolyn Murphy, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls, and Candice Swanepoel are in front of the lens for the Rag & Bone/JEAN collection. Fellow supe Helena Christensen shot Kurkova (above) for the project in the fishing village of Ischia, Italy, where the two were for the Ischia Film and Music Festival. “It was a magical time,” Kurkova told Style.com. “We watched films on an outdoor movie screen just off the sea at night and during the day went sailing, kayaking, swimming in the ocean with my family. It was a perfect place to shoot as it’s a fishing village with lots of charm, character, beautiful views, and salt-of-the-earth people.”

Photos: Helena Christensen/Courtesy of Rag & Bone