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Hunger Games Strike Net-a-Porter

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Hunger Games x Net-A-PorterThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on Friday night, and with it, more tie-ins than arrows in Katniss Everdeen’s quiver. There’s makeup from Cover Girl, nail polish from China Glaze, even subs from Subway—may the sandwiches be ever in your flavor! But the alliance that’s captured our attention around here is the one between the film’s costume designer, Trish Summerville, and Net-a-Porter. On Thursday, the Web site will begin selling Capitol Couture, a nineteen-piece ready-to-wear collection, plus accessories and jewelry, designed by Summerville. In the mix are a leather jacket and pants inspired by Cinna (a.k.a. Lenny Kravitz); an emerald green dress modeled after one worn by Johanna, the tribute from the Lumber District (played by Jena Malone); logo tees; and, of course, versions of Katniss’ chariot and mockingjay dresses. This isn’t Summerville’s first retail partnership; as the costume designer on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo she created a tie-in collection for the fast-fashion chain H&M. But, as she puts it, the Net-a-Porter partnership “breaks new ground” in terms of quality and price point. The jacquard-trimmed twill jumpsuit here ($415) is a subtle riff on the uniforms worn in the Quarter Quell. For those of you who haven’t read the books, that’s the 75th annual Hunger Games competition around which most of the action in the second part of the trilogy takes place. Summerville is currently at work on Gone Girl with Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher. The bad news for fans of Gillian Flynn’s page-turner? “It’s a completely contemporary film,” says the costume designer. “I don’t see a ready-to-wear collection coming out of it.”

Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-porter

Need a $100K Motorcycle Designed by a Rock Star? Fred Segal’s Got You Covered

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Lenny KravitzSome unexpected news popped onto our radar today: WWD reports that Lenny Kravitz (remember him?) has teamed up with L.A.’s favorite retailer, Fred Segal, for a capsule collection. The unisex range, which will be produced with Kravitz Design, will comprise clothing, accessories, and a casual $100K motorcycle. Set to be released next year, this is reportedly the first “designer” collaboration that Fred Segal has done in fifty years. “I grew up shopping at Fred Segal and have always felt connected to the brand and what it stands for—a vibe of laid-back luxury that resonates far beyond Los Angeles,” said Kravitz of the project. We’re curious to see what the rocker comes up with for the American woman—and man.

Photo: Getty Images

Gather Ye Rosebud(-Printed Pumps) While Ye May, Men In Heels Get A New Mascot, And More…

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Loved the runway footwear Nicholas Kirkwood created for Erdem and Peter Pilotto? Good news: the floral-printed heels from Erdem’s Spring ’11 show, and the graphic, geometric ones from Peter Pilotto’s Spring ’11 one (pictured) are now available at a “pop-up” e-commerce shop—one that’s set to close in a little less than 2 days. Run, don’t walk if you’re interested (presumably, though, not in Kirkwood heels). [ASVOF]

Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons is putting her latest spin on a classic. She’s collaborating with the house of Paco Rabanne to reissue a 1969 Rabanne bag during Paris fashion week. [WWD]

Men in heels have been making strides—no pun intended—of late, and now they’ve got a celebrity mascot: Lenny Kravitz, who hit the town in a pair of leather wedges. [Gawker]

And Detmar Blow wants Rachel Weisz to play his late wife, Isabella, onscreen. [Fashionologie]

Photo: Courtesy of Nicholas Kirkwood

Spotted At Wang: Spontaneous Outbreak Of Friendliness

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Definitely front row of the week so far was at Alexander Wang. In the prime section: M.I.A. (no truffle fries in sight, for the record), Ryan McGinley, Lenny Kravitz, Erin Wasson (flashing some boob, which as someone pointed out, puts her right on trend with what we’ve been seeing on the runways this week). A little farther along, Bryan Boy stopped to pose for pics with Terence Koh. And then a sign of front-row solidarity: As Purple‘s Olivier Zahm arrived late and was searching quickly for his seat, W‘s Stefano Tonchi improvised some space on the bench next to him. Who said this would be the week of seating wars?


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David LaChapelle Celebrates His Own Personal Jesus

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David LaChapelle has his own way of doing an art opening. Last night at Paul Kasmin Gallery, for the vernissage of his American Jesus show, he had cameos from Julian Schnabel and Lenny Kravitz (pictured above, with LaChapelle) and a crowd of people photographing him as he danced—in a white caftan, no less. As it happened, there was a Jersey Shore party going on at the same time next door at Marquee—”probably a metaphor for my life,” LaChapelle shrugged.

That life is a busy one at the moment, with Chelsea the latest stop on the attention-getting show’s world tour. The abridged American Jesus exhibition at Paul Kasmin puts extra focus on three photos depicting the late Michael Jackson (well, a lookalike) as Christ and features a striking image of Naomi Campbell as Cleopatra. A broadly expanded version of the show opens at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art later this month. “It’s going to go on until people don’t want to see it any more, I guess,” LaChapelle said at the Standard’s High Line Room, where he was joined by the likes of Cynthia Rowley and Rory Tahari for the post-opening dinner. Speaking of going on, so did the party—the LaChapelle crew adjourned upstairs to the Boom Boom Room for some postprandial dancing, where they mixed with the likes of Yigal Azrouël and J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons. It was the last Boom, so to speak—the final late night of BBR revelry before the space is reborn as a private club after the summer. LaChapelle’s own take on resurrection? “I believe that there’s more to me than what’s contained between my hat and my shoes,” he said.

Photo: Shaun Mader/Patrick McMullan