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April 24 2014

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37 posts tagged "James Franco"

Franco For All Mankind, Margherita Missoni Is Engaged, Lagerfeld Has A Bombay Spectacular In Store, And More…

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James Franco’s latest gig is ad director and photographer for Seven For All Mankind’s Spring ’12 campaign. Of his vision for the campaign, the actor says, “We don’t want to do something that feels very fashion-heavy.” [WWD]

Congratulations to Margherita Missoni, who is engaged to Eugenio Amos. Don’t expect it to be a Kardashian sort of affair—it will be private and there will be no press coverage of the wedding in Sumirago, Italy. [Vogue U.K.]

Wondering what Anouck Lepère’s apartment might look like? The supermodel, who has fronted Missoni campaigns and worked with the likes of Demarchelier and Testino, opened up her Antwerp home to photographer Estelle Hanania to gives us a snapshot inside her world. [Nowness]

Karl Lagerfeld’s pre-fall collection will be India-inspired, complete with embellishments from the couture ateliers owned by Chanel. His December 6 show will take place at the Galerie Courbe in the Grand Palais. [WWD]

Photo: Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.com

Franco Fronts Gucci Campaign, Kate Moss Statue Brings In The Big Bucks, Olympia Le-Tan And Spike Jonze Collaborate, And More…

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James Franco is the face of Gucci’s new men’s made-to-measure service. Starting at the end of the year, Gucci shoppers can pick from 178 different color and fabric combinations for the custom suits, available in 11 boutiques worldwide. Unfortunately, we can’t promise you will look as good as Mr. Franco in your custom Gucci. [Telegraph]

A gold sculpture of Kate Moss in a yoga pose sold for $908,245 at a Sotheby’s auction this weekend. The 18-karat gold sculpture by Marc Quinn was on the chopping block next to artwork by the likes of Lucian Freud and Leon Kossoff at the London auction (which ultimately raked in $28,020,681). [Huffington Post]

Designer Olympia Le-Tan cut 3,000 pieces of felt for Mourir Auprès de Toi, the short film she enlisted Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn to co-direct. In the video, the felt figures and Le-Tan’s clutches come to life in a Parisian bookstore with stop-motion animation. [Nowness]

Academy Award-nominated costume designer Ray Aghayan died October 10 at age 83. Aghayan worked with famous Hollywood stars, including Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, and Diana Ross. [WWD]

Gucci Honors Women In Film, Vuitton Gets Sticky, Puma Sets Sails for America’s Cup, And More…

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Actress Jessica Chastain, one of the stars from this year’s Cannes Film Festival, has been nominated, along with Caroline Champetier, Federica Pontremoli, Nansun Shi, and Athina Tsangari, for Gucci’s first Award for Women in Cinema. The final decision will be made at the 68th Venice International Film Festival by an impressive group of judges: Frida Giannini, Robin Wright, James Franco, and Valeria Golino. [Vogue U.K.]

Here’s a new pairing for you: milk and Vuitton. Under the name La Belle Jardiniere, Louis Vuitton has released its haute honey, straight from the roof of their Paris headquarters. [Hint]

During this year’s America’s World Cup Series, you can hit up port Puma in between races. As the official sportswear label for the event, they will have pop-up fan shops at ports hosting the races and official America’s Cup gear for sale online as well. The series’ kickoff events begin August 6 in Portugal. [WWD]

New mom Miranda Kerr proved she is ready for sailing and suit season when she showed off her rocking body in a Jets swimsuit on the David Jones runway this morning. She didn’t wait to get rid of any baby weight, that’s for sure. [Racked]

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

A New Coco Chanel Biography Heats Up, James Franco Does Invisible Art, The New Yorker Helps Out Fashion-Phobes, And More…

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Biographer Lisa Chaney called her new Chanel exposé Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life. “Intimate” is putting it mildly. WWD reports that Chaney “claims to have concrete evidence that the designer used drugs, embraced bisexuality, and had an affair with Salvador Dalí while he was married.” [WWD]

Over the weekend, the royal family convened for another wedding. The Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and more turned out for Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall’s wedding at Canongate Kirk church in Edinburgh. The bride wore an ivory silk satin gown by Stewart Parvin. [Vogue.U.K.]

James Franco has delved into his latest project and it’s called the Museum of Non-Visible Art. Wait, what? Yes, you won’t actually be able to see the artwork—it’s all about the imagination. But never mind that. The important part is, it’s still for sale. [Hint]

Speaking of art with imagination, Alexander McQueen’s revered designs on display at the Met are breaking museum records. As of Friday morning, at least 553,000 people had been through to see the exhibit and when it closes this weekend, it is expected to rank among the museum’s 20 most popular exhibits since they started tracking the number of visitors over 50 years ago. [NYT]

At last, The New Yorker has provided a cure for the fashion-phobic male. For men who suffer from dizziness, feel uncomfortable with European sizing, and hate having to lug “garish shopping bags” home, Patricia Marx offers some advice on expanding your sartorial horizons. [The New Yorker]

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com

Istanbul’s “Sense Of Opportunity And Possibility” Draws A Crowd—Including Dunst, Swinton, Ackermann, And Love

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Istanbul’s population unofficially tops 16 million. This past weekend, it felt like every single one of them owned a car—or at least was driving one. Guests at Istancool—the second Istanbul International Festival of Culture, to give it its full title—became intimately acquainted with the world through a minibus window as they negotiated the route from the Edition Hotel (seven stars! and a Snow Room!) to the various venues around the city. It was a useful education. Istanbul sits at a huge crossroads, geographically (obviously) but also conceptually. Michael Stipe, there for a presentation of his Collapse Into Now film project, went so far as to compare Istanbul’s “sense of opportunity and possibility” to the feeling New York has always given him. The project—a work in progress—has been corralling filmmakers to produce short pieces to accompany songs on the latest R.E.M. album. Liberatum offered a first view of a fast, furious, and funny film James Franco has made for “That Someone Is You,” which was the kind of coup that is critical to the festival’s success, according to Jefferson Hack, who hosted the Stipe event. (His magazine Another was the festival’s media collaborator.)

A different kind of coup was the presence of Kirsten Dunst and Tilda Swinton, both just off the plane from Cannes, where Dunst won Best Actress for Lars von Trier’s Melancholia. At 29, she has already spent more than two decades onscreen and experienced as many character-building extremes as show business can hurl at a young woman. (Lest we forgot, the heavily accented English translator of her Turkish introduction sonorously intoned, “We know her as the lover of the spiderman.”) Nevertheless, Dunst was gratifyingly, girlishly floored by her Cannes award. And she looked appropriately radiant in her Chanel couture at Istancool’s gala dinner. Continue Reading “Istanbul’s “Sense Of Opportunity And Possibility” Draws A Crowd—Including Dunst, Swinton, Ackermann, And Love” »