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Claire Courtin-Clarins Changes Faces

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Claire Courtin-Clarins and Lauren Bush Lauren“I am so nervous!” confessed Claire Courtin-Clarins at last night’s soirée celebrating her first-ever art exhibition. Dressed in a rosy Thierry Mugler number, the beauty heiress battled jitters in an effort to raise money for Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED Foundation.

The philanthropic opening drew the rest of Courtin-Clarins’ clan as well as Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Lily Kwong, Giovanna Battaglia, and Reed Krakoff, among other guests, and attendees were able to silently bid on Courtin-Clarins’ paintings. Titled Faces of Change, the show featured collage portraits of world leaders and human rights activists ranging from Rosa Parks to Angelina Jolie to Bill Gates.

Hung in Chelsea’s airy Haven’s Kitchen, the minimalist portraits were noticeably lacking—in facial detail, that is. To say that Courtin-Clarins should choose to depict each do-gooder sans visage is ironic, given Courtin-Clarin’s relationship to the 59-year-old French beauty brand that bears her name. “I wanted to show more of what makes these people unique, and it could also be you,” she explained.

The silent auction ends online at charitybuzz.com on October 22, and as of now, someone named “Happypapa” (who’s naturally assumed to be Courtin-Clarins’ actual papa, Christian Courtin-Clarins) is the leading bidder on the Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi portraits. Said the artist, “I told my father that he can’t monopolize the sale!”

Photo:Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Launches Lingerie, Ralph Lauren Taps OneRepublic, Burch Joins Bush For FEED, And More…

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is making her move into fashion design with a twenties-inspired lingerie collection for English retailer Marks & Spencer (she is currently the face of the chain’s Autograph label). Rosie-like proportions, alas, not included with purchase. [Telegraph]

On the subject of lingerie, an exhibition showcasing the late photographer Lillian Bassman’s work (featuring ladies in lacy underthings, stockings, and garter belts) is now on display at New York’s Staley-Wise Gallery. The cheeky exhibit, appropriately titled Lingerie, displays about 30 of Bassman’s photographs and handwritten notes. The exhibit is open until May 26. [Vogue Italia]

Ralph Lauren is going pop. The designer has tapped chart-toppers OneRepublic for his latest Big Pony campaign; the band’s not yet commercially released “Life in Color” has been selected as the soundtrack for the Bruce Weber-shot videos. [Rolling Stone]

As if you needed another reason to support Lauren Bush-Lauren’s do-good Feed brand, here it is: Tory Burch has lent her design skills in a new collaboration with Bush and Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew. The traditional burlap design, with Burch’s pops of color and logo, retails for $50 at Holt Renfrew stores and online. [Racked]

China’s leading photographer Chen Man has snapped it all, from singer Faye Wong on horseback to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana playing mah-jongg with one of China’s leading men. The lenswoman goes back through her archives to curate her favorite works, now on display at Nowness. [Nowness]

Calvin Klein announced the launch of its Tumblr blog, which features posts from Hanneli Mustaparta, this morning. She will be giving readers a behind-the-scenes take on everything Calvin Klein. [Calvin Klein Tumblr]

 

 

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com