8 posts tagged "Hillary Clinton"
This week, rumors have been flying that Hillary Clinton would maybe, just maybe, be presenting her longtime friend Oscar de la Renta with his Founder’s Award at the CFDA Awards on June 3. Well, as is often the case, the rumors turned out to be true. Other presenters include Jessica Chastain, Linda Evangelista, and Kerry Washington, but we bet Clinton will be the only one with a security detail.
A Modern Master Passes, Middleton’s Dress Goes On View, An Angel Lands Another Ad Campaign, And More…-------
The art world lost one of its greatest modern masters yesterday with the passing of Lucian Freud at the age of 88. The London-based artist—a grandson of Sigmund Freud and father of the English society maven Bella Freud—was famous for his warts-fat-and-all depictions of his subjects, often in the nude. Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, and Her Majesty the Queen were only a few of the high-profile subjects to sit for his portraits. [Vogue. U.K.]
The Sarah Burton-designed wedding dress of Duchess Catherine (née Kate Middleton) will go on view at Buckingham Palace tomorrow as part of the exhibition The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design. The frock, which Burton calls “a feat of engineering,” will be on display with the bride’s lace-covered McQueen shoes, Cartier “Halo” tiara, and the silk tulle veil the bride wore on the big day. [WWD]
Candice Swanepoel, the model who stars in Tom Ford’s Fall 2011 ad campaign, has scored yet another big one. This time, the Victoria’s Secret model is sporting a giant pair of Versace shades for the label’s new eyewear and accessories campaign. [Fashionologie]
After 50 years together, fashion designer Arnold Scaasi and publishing insider Parker Ladd are getting married next week. The designer, who has dressed the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barbara and Laura Bush, and Barbra Streisand, and his partner will have an intimate ceremony followed by a big bash at Le Cirque. [Page Six]
Madeleine Albright signed copies of her new book Read My Pins: Stories From a Diplomat’s Jewel Box at St. John’s Fifth Avenue flagship this afternoon, and there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. Everywhere you looked there were coordinating knit jackets and skirts, and plenty of brooches, too. In a brief interview before her speech, the former Secretary of State said, “What’s happening now is I’m getting what we’re calling pity pins. People are feeling sorry for me because all of my pins are in the exhibit [at New York’s Museum of Arts & Design]. So I’ve stopped saying, ‘I really like your pin,’ because they take it off and give it to me.” Continue Reading “Three Minutes And 38 Seconds With Madeleine Albright” »