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August 20 2014

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54 posts tagged "Leigh Lezark"

Blasblog: Theyskens, Picture Perfect

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The fashion industry loves to wring its hands over poor Olivier Theyskens, the talented Belgian designer who has spent the past decade bouncing between his own namesake label and the French brands Rochas and Nina Ricci. But by the look of a smiling Theyskens at Barneys New York on Thursday night for the release of his book The Other Side of the Picture (Assouline), he’s doing just fine, thanks. His trademark flowing locks snipped—too much time on the beaches of Brazil, he explained; “the wind and the sea kill the ends, so I had to cut off the bottom”—he was looking tan and happy. The reason? A little time to work on his long-delayed book project and, perhaps, a few things in the works. “I’ve had the materials ready for two years, but now I’ve had the time and the energy to really put together the project,” Theyskens said of The Other Side. The photos of Theyskens and his work, by Julien Claessens, go back to the nineties.

As for the what’s-next rumors—my favorite has him heading to Lanvin, following Karl Lagerfeld’s retirement at Chanel and Alber Elbaz’s assumption of the reins at Rue Cambon—Theyskens remained mum. Leigh Lezark, Dr. Lisa Airan, and Fabiola Beracasa—the last wearing an original Theyskens (pictured with the designer, above)—were lobbying for him to move to New York to set up shop, but no, he retorted, he was going back to Paris the next day. Take it for what you will, I noticed that Christopher Burch, who reportedly has been in talks with the designer on a new retail venture, was in just as jovial a mood as the celebrated guest.

Photo: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

The Best Job Ever, and More…

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Finally, a bit of insight into Chanel’s beauty ambassadors: “I test out product before it hits stores, and give my opinion and what I love about it,” Chanel It girl Leigh Lezark revealed. Remind us again where applications for this gig are? [WWD]

Romance rumor mill: Kate Hudson and A-Rod call it quits. And we were so looking forward to Rodriguez and Keith Urban getting to know each other at all those Nine premieres. [Page Six]

Courtney Love lost custody of Frances Bean. Does that mean Bean’s new West Village crash pad is up for grabs? What, too soon? [TMZ]

Gisele and Tom are living with a nameless baby. According to Dad, the supermodel changed her mind at the last minute, and now the two of them are never together long enough to pick something out. That’s what we call priorities. [People]

Pictures of Olsenboye, the Olsen twins’ tween line for JCPenney, have materialized. [Nylon]

Re-tweet: Victoria Beckham and Marc Jacobs might be working on a fur line. [Grazia Daily]

First bankruptcy, now Britney Spears? Annie Leibovitz averted Chapter 11, but she hasn’t been so lucky with regards to the pop star. The photog shot Spears for an upcoming Candies ad campaign. [WWD]

Photo: BILLY FARRELL/PatrickMcMullan.com

Blasblog: Celebrating New York In Paris…I Think

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There are at least two things I can count on in Paris: various fellow New Yorkers letting loose for fashion month’s last leg, and a late-night dance party at Regine’s. For the past few seasons, I’ve helped friends like Paul Sevigny, MisShapes Leigh Lezark and Geordon Nicol, and Tommy Saleh organize a little fête, appropriately named New York New York, that combines both. Last night was this season’s incarnation. The details are sketchy, but from what I can remember—and from the pictures mysteriously found on my BlackBerry this morning—it was as crazy an affair as in years past.

Holding court in one corner was a European contingent of Margherita Missoni, Tatiana Santo Domingo, Andrea Casiraghi, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, and Lily Donaldson. Michael Stipe took over the booth next to them. And following a feisty entrance, Lindsay Lohan and her assorted entourage took over another. Lohan had in tow Irina Lazareanu, proudly boasting that the model was wearing one of her Emanuel Ungaro designs. “She’s in me!” exclaimed the blonde multi-hyphenate to Giovanna Battaglia, who had stripped down to an almost Lohan-esque look of bra accessorized with a brooch. As for the hazier moments, I do recall helping Katy Perry down from the mirrored table she had been dancing on, as well as Riccardo Tisci, out to celebrate his smash Givenchy show, holding a sexy blonde girl over his head. Someone sent me a YouTube link to a clip of me swinging Elle‘s Kate Lanphear around the dance floor like a rag doll. Who knows what may surface in the next few days? But hey, c’est la vie in Paris. Click here to see more photos

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Blasblog: Balenciaga Rechristens Le Baron

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It’s an interesting question to ponder: What happens to Paris’ fashion week hot spots when, er, it’s not fashion week? Well, as someone explained to me last night, they lose a little panache. According to one Frenchie, last week Le Baron, one of the most frequented stops on the fashion week circuit, was making popcorn for teen mixers. Well, last night, the coolest kids in Paris were packed into the place, including Tatiana Santo Domingo, Richard Nicoll, Leigh Lezark, Cassie Coane, and Harley Viera-Newton. One person was notably absent, at least for the first part of the evening. “Where’s Nicolas?” asked Hidetoshi Nakata, in reference to Nicolas Ghesquière, who was supposed to be hosting the Balenciaga after-party at the temporary hot spot. As coincidence would have it, he showed up just as Lindsay Lohan was leaving. But don’t worry: Something tells me that she (and I) will back here soon.

Photo: icanteachyouhowtodoit.com

A Model Moment At David Yurman

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There was so very much to ogle at last night’s party on the roof deck of David Yurman’s Tribeca headquarters. First, the panoramic views of the Hudson, doused in end-of-day sunlight, and second, Yurman’s signature bling, glinting on guests and arrayed in display cases. (In case the glare from either view was too bright, an assistant was on hand with loaner shades.) Third, a gaggle of models, including Hilary Rhoda, who was camped out on a white banquette in the corner; Selita Ebanks; and Du Juan, the face of Yurman’s Fall 2008 campaign. (That’s not even mentioning PYTs Byrdie Bell and Leigh Lezark.) The jeweler’s next poseur, Dominican stunner Arlenis Sosa, glowing in coral pink Hervé Léger and plenty of gratis gems, was all business, staying on message for her new employer. “I think this one’s my favorite,” she said, picking out a particularly shiny bangle from the stack on her wrist. Sosa, who follows the likes of Kate Moss and Natalia Vodianova as David Yurman’s new face, eyed current campaign girl Anna Selezneva’s larger-than-life Yurman ads. “Anna’s pictures look so pretty,” she gushed. “But mine will be better. I love Anna, so I can say that.”

Photo: Billy Farrell / Patrick McMullan