31 posts tagged "Karolina Kurkova"
Daphne Guinness was “laid in state”—by her friend Gareth Pugh, no less—at a posh London town house to debut her new collaboration with jeweler Shaun Leane, a $1.76 million white gold wristpiece covered in birds made of pavé diamonds. The not-quite-corpse wore an Alexander McQueen one-piece and an antique veil. [WWD]
Her wedding was only over the weekend, but British Vogue is wasting no time in introducing its readers to the newly christened Mrs. Hince, its August issue cover girl. The missus wears Miu Miu for the forties-style shot. [;Vogue U.K.]
Kate’s wasn’t the only big wedding this weekend. Prince Albert II of Monaco got hitched, too, in front of a crowd that included Karl Lagerfeld, Karolina Kurkova, Naomi Campbell, and Nicolas Sarkozy. His bride, South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock, wore Armani Privé. [Elle]
And speaking of Armani, il maestro packed his front row at Couture with some serious star power. Among the oglers at the show, titled Hommage au Japon: Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes. [Style.com]
She’s more used to modeling designers’ work than designing pieces herself, but Karolina Kurkova took to the drawing board for her latest project. Kurkova was selected as one of ten guest designers by West Hollywood gallery owner Jean de Merry to design a custom piece in honor of the ten-year anniversary of his artisanal, made-to-order furniture line and store. “Jean will tell you, I was very hands-on with this,” Kurkova said of her ornate, towering lamp. “I wanted something to really represent a woman’s essence, from her curves on top to the strength of the base on the bottom. Even the crystals sewn into the fabric are all from the Czech Republic [her homeland]. Every piece of this design has a part of me.” With all proceeds benefiting the charity of the designer’s choice, the project attracted a motley crew of talent (known as the JDM Ten), including local interior design star Oliver Furth, L.A. native Irene Neuwirth, and Katherine Heigl.
Days away from his first Resort showing, Gregory Parkinson played on his love of prints and texture when designing his wood cabinetry. “My work is all about layering and mixing patterns and colors, and this really seemed to take that to the next level,” Parkinson said. “We’re bombarded with so much visually these days that it’s nice to have something that is just pretty…and functional as well.” Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, with typical wit, created a chair that was more like a throne. “It’s lyrical but it still sort of has that humor,” Tagliapietra said of its antler details, inspired by vintage photos the pair came across. “I like my furniture to have a personality. It’s not like a piece of clothing that you have the luxury of saying you’re not in the mood for.”
The festival on the Riviera begins its draw to a close tonight with the star-studded, every-A-lister-in-the-known-universe amfAR gala. (Seriously, is anyone left in Hollywood?) It’s been a week of highs and lows, hip bustles and Row-wearing Olsens, lots of Armani Privé (above), and even more, it seemed, of Jane Fonda.
Need a refresher on the looks on la Croisette? Click through for our best of Cannes slideshow, plus details on the evening’s do-gooder gala. Who was the best of the fest? Sound off below.
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Derek Lam’s Perfect “10,” Moss On The Opportunity She Missed, More Chanel Than Should Be Legal In One Apartment, And More…-------
Derek Lam is all about broadening his business right now: The designer is plowing ahead with his crowd-sourced, affordable eBay collection, and has just announced a diffusion range for his main line, to be called 10 Crosby Derek Lam, a nod to his NYC shop address. The target customer? Cool girls between 20 and 45—a mix, Lam told WWD, of Mariel Hemingway and Dree Hemingway. Cool must run in the family. [WWD]
Kate Moss has only one fashion regret: She wasn’t cast with her fellow supes Naomi, Linda, and Christy in George Michael’s “Freedom” video. Oh, and in case you wanted to know: She thought London’s other Kate—that’d be Middleton—looked “so chic and seamless” on her wedding day. [Vogue U.K.]
The Coveteur visits Chanel ambassador Jen Brill at home, where they find a true embarrassment of riches, more Chanel than we can fairly say we’ve ever seen outside of a Chanel store. Even Brill’s freezer is well stocked—with Karl’s ice cube double-C bags, of course (above). (Apparently they come with a note from the Kaiser to keep them frosty.) [The Coveteur]
And an awww for German Vogue. The mag gave three covers to its June issue, all starring a model and her real-life beau: Karolina Kurkova and Archie Drury, Alessandra Ambrosio and Jamie Mazur, and soon-to-be-newlyweds Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic. [Modelinia]
No sooner had Chanel’s Cruise ship (er, show) rolled out of town—attendee Rachel Bilson’s already back on the party scene in New York—than the Cannes Film Festival kicked off on the Riviera. The stars (and star jurors) aligned for the opening ceremony of the fest, and the first film, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which screened out of competition this evening.
With the red carpet officially unfurled, the best-dressed race is officially on, and there were plenty of strong contenders on Day 1. Our picks? Juror Uma Thurman, who attended the opening ceremony in a high-slit Fall ’11 white Versace gown (left), won plenty of votes. So did Karolina Kurkova, who took in the premiere of Midnight in Paris in midnight blue Armani Privé (center). And coming in strong with a more casual day look was Midnight star Léa Seydoux (right), who chose pretty, printed Prada (with matching Louboutin pumps) for the film’s photo call earlier in the afternoon. (She wore petal pink Vuitton to the official premiere.)
Who was your favorite? Who have we missed? Write-in votes encouraged in the comments below.