April 19 2014

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Katie Holmes, Face Of The Future


Women in Film, a nonprofit group dedicated, as its press materials explain, to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communication, and media industries, has named Katie Holmes its 2011 Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future. At the risk of dating ourselves, we’ll admit to loving Holmes as Joey on Dawson’s Creek well over a decade ago, so what’s an A-lister like her doing getting an award like this? Holmes, in fact, has a very bright future, to hear her tell it. The actress and better half to Tom Cruise is in Milan to attend today’s MaxMara show (the Italian label sponsors the award); sat down with her between shows yesterday to talk film and fashion. In a suite at the Principe Hotel, she rattled off no less than half a dozen projects. There’s the Kennedy series in which she stars as Jackie, launching in April; Guillermo del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, coming in August; an Adam Sandler movie due out at Thanksgiving; and, don’t forget, she had a movie with Al Pacino at Sundance last month. “Do you say it until you’re on stage? I’m also setting up a play on Broadway,” she told us.

Holmes had nothing but positives to say about portraying Jackie, including wearing a Giorgio Armani-made version of the First Lady’s famous pink suit, but the Great White Way holds plenty of appeal, too. “You get there at 7 p.m. and you leave at 10:30, and the next morning you’re in Central Park pushing the swings.” What comes after her second stab at Broadway? (Her first was All My Sons with Dianne Wiest and John Lithgow.) “I’d like to do a period piece because I’ve never done that,” Holmes began. “I’d like to do more comedy; I grew up watching and I still love Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn. I also love Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, women who find a bit of humor in what they’re going through, who feel like they could be your friend. Renée Zellweger, she’s another one who you go, ‘Oh, I like this person, I’ll go on that journey with her.’ ” As for her current journey, Holmes had this to say about MaxMara’s Highlands-influenced show: “I loved it, especially the full pants with the high slide slits that looked like a skirt, and the coats, of course.”

Photo: Courtesy of MaxMara

Boy Meets Girl, Peter Pilotto At Liberty,
Evisu Says Sayonara, And More…


Good news for Boy-lovers—that’s Boy, Scott Sternberg’s womenswear counterpart to Band of Outsiders (pictured). If you’re a fan of Sternberg’s classic American styles but not a fan of his designer price points, you will soon have Girl, a lower-priced range that will debut in September. [Fashionologie]

Less good news for another fashionable Scott—Scott Morrison, founder of Earnest Sewn and creative director of Evisu. WWD reports that Morrison is exiting the denim company, which is moving its operations from New York back to Hong Kong. [WWD]

Recognize the prints in Peter Pilotto’s Fall ’10 collection? Squint carefully—several are blown-up and barely recognizable versions of archival Liberty prints. [Dazed Digital via Racked]

The young stars of the moment—from Katie Holmes, who plays Jackie Kennedy in the forthcoming Kennedys biopic, to Ashley Greene, who hopes her Twilight character will dress a little more Jackie O in the upcoming vamp sequel—are loving Jacqueline Kennedy’s style. So don’t be surprised if they turn up as bidders at Bonhams’ Pioneers of Popular Culture auction, where several of the former First Lady’s jewels are to be auctioned. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Marcio Madeira/

Who Wore It Best At The Knight And Day Premiere?


Tom Cruise is staging a comeback—again—with Knight and Day, his new action/comedy flick. The jury’s out on that one, but at the film’s Seville premiere, we did find ourselves more interested in his arm candy than in the Top Gun himself. Co-star Cameron Diaz played the leading role on screen and on the red carpet: She was all drama in a Lanvin dress (calculated, no doubt, to show off her fabulously toned legs) with Lanvin pumps, a Fallon cuff, and blazing red lips. Tom’s real-life paramour, Katie Holmes, on the other hand, went for a sweeter look: a pleated Alaïa dress, gladiator sandals, and barely-there makeup. One went diva, one went demure—who wore it best? Do you prefer Cameron’s marquee glitz, or are you feeling Katie’s quiet elegance?

Photos: Fotonoticias / WireImage (Diaz); Theodore Wood / Camera Press / Retna (Holmes)

Red-Carpet Season Goes On at Armani


The red carpet may have been rolled up and stored for the season, but the gowns that walked it are getting their second act at Armani/5th Avenue. Along with Lady Gaga’s spacewoman/ambiguous-religious-icon Armani Privé dress and bejeweled bodysuit from this year’s Grammys (pictured; on Gaga here)—so tiny that it took two devoted Armani staffers to fit on the mannequin—the store windows were rife with dazzlers. There’s the navy and cobalt beaded Armani Privé number Anne Hathaway wore to the 2009 Golden Globes, when she was nominated for Rachel Getting Married. And the fire engine-red sequined gown Katie Holmes donned for the 2008 Met Costume Institute Gala. “There’s been all these little girls on vacation who come in and ask, ‘Can I try that dress on?’ ” the flagship’s vice president, Philippe Neraud, said with a smile. Though from first glance, shoppers may not know that a few moments of glory often comes with a bit of sacrifice. “I was unpacking the dresses and I tried to lift this one out, but I couldn’t do it without using two hands,” Neraud explained of Beyoncé’s metal chain-link minidress from the 2010 Grammys. “I don’t know how she wore it. It was like 30 pounds!” he added. “She had the weight of the world on her shoulders.”

Giorgio Armani’s red-carpet retrospective is on display at Armani/5th Avenue, 717 Fifth Ave., NYC, until March 21, 2010.

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

Hermès, Bringing The People Together


It wasn’t the difference between night and day, but it might’ve been the difference between night and a different night. To fête its new men’s store on Madison Avenue, Hermès devised an evening in two parts. First, the luxury label invited a few of its uptown celebrities and clients to the sleek, multilevel emporium for Champagne and polite conversation, much of it in French. There went Martha Stewart, Cindy Adams, Mad Men‘s John Slattery, and Talia Balsam. Representing youth was Katie Holmes, surely the stateliest wife-and-mother ever to get her start on a WB teen drama. Then, after a quick clink of the glasses, the guests hopped town cars to the labyrinthine Park Avenue Armory for part deux: the after-party, an event several months, and not a few euros, in the making.

The Armory had been transformed just for this one night into an extraordinary series of themed rooms. There was a cabaret club complete with dinner service; a fully stocked game room (pictured); a “library” with shelves of books, their pages painstakingly hand-tinted different shades; and a harbor-front “travel room,” complete with roped gangways and the distant squawk of seagulls. There were oysters, lobster, dim sum, real linen napkins. And all this to be dismantled and disappear at the stroke of midnight.

“I feel like this is the downtown table,” Surface 2 Air creative director Gordon Hull said from his perch in the cabaret room, and so it was—a cool downtown breeze blew through the after-party, thanks in part to stylist Julie Ragolia, who helped Hermès wrangle more than a few young art stars to attend. Agathe Snow, Todd DiCiurcio, and Gavin Russom were milling about, as was Fischerspooner’s Casey Spooner. Genevieve Jones and model Lyle Lodwick swept through the rooms, though finding friends posed a slight problem, as no one could agree on what to call any particular one. (“I’m in the rave room!” someone called out. Which?)

But it was the themeless central room that eventually devolved into the closest approximation of a rave, as a DJ set off a raucous dance party that united uptown and downtown. The androgynous male model and club kid Martin Cohn—downtown, you might say, in the flesh—even drew an appreciative crowd of more traditionally turned-out spectators as he danced furiously in a latex sheath, sequined dress, and a pair of Olivier Theyskens’ famous towering, sickle-shaped platforms from the designer’s last season at Nina Ricci. “I have three pairs,” Cohn cooed. “They’re soo comfortable.”

Photo: Matthew Carasella