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Frieze Frame

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Artist Banks Violette’s massive graphite and gloss canvas at Team Gallery’s Frieze Art Fair booth says, “I would rather be killing my family.” But Valentino, Elle Macpherson, Gwen Stefani, Daphne Guinness, Tom Ford, Courtney Love, and the other attendees at the opening of the ninth Frieze seemed happy to mingle and peruse the art instead.

Even though sales are steadily increasing after the recession, frugality has replaced fashion as a dominant theme for the work on view. There are fewer references to pop culture and luxury, and a more low-tech crafty feel from work like LuckyPDF’s live radio broadcasts, Franz West’s enormous, roughly knotted phallus sculpture at Gagosian, and Dan Colen’s massive chewing gum canvas at Peres Projects Berlin. Mark Hix’s packed on-site canteen contained “credit crunch ice cream,” a conceptually rich dessert of vanilla and chocolate scoops mixed with gold honeycomb and topped with chocolate sauce, half the price of other puddings at just £4.50.

The fair’s most popular participant, however, was an industrious red hermit crab who dutifully carried a replica of Constantin Brancusi’s serene Sleeping Muse sculpture on its back, while navigating through Pierre Huyghe’s aquarium in the Frieze Projects section. The delight this recontextualization of iconic art gave viewers was reflected in Lily Cole’s summation of the Frieze experience while at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise stand, “Fairs or galleries, I really care less about the context,” she said. “I just love looking at lots and lots of good art.”

Photo: Dave M. Benett / Getty Images

Balenciaga For The Boys, Lily For The Screen (Again), And More…

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Recession-no-more sign #5,788: Balenciaga will open its first freestanding men’s store in Paris this week. [WWD]

Sure to rile the modelizers: Lily Cole (pictured) may retire from modeling for acting if the right role comes along. So…steady on, then? [Vogue U.K.]

Roberto Cavalli created a new corporate logo to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his label. Amazingly, it includes no animal print at all. [Racked]

T introduces us to Sophie Hicks, former fashion editor (British Vogue), current architect (of 100 Chloé boutiques), occasional Fellini star (in 1986′s Intervista), fellow suit fanatic. [The Moment]

Photo: Davide Gallizio

Where To Stay In Parrot Cay, A Few Of Brian Atwood’s Favorite Things, And More…

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Still waiting on that invite to Donna Karan’s Parrot Cay home? Here’s what you’re missing (pictured)—plus peeks inside the digs of Jenna Lyons, Ralph Rucci, and more American fashion designers. [WWD]

Or maybe you’re looking to get on Brian Atwood’s good side? Give him a Muji pen—or a pair of Naked & Famous jeans, Tom Ford specs, or any other of his ten must-have products. [GQ]

After the weekend’s none-too-favorable New York Times Magazine profile of M.I.A., the singer has posted the “truff”—an audio file of her interview with writer Lynn Hirschberg, plus a new song for good measure. [NEET Recordings]

Lily Cole finished up her end-of-year exams at Cambridge and looked “relieved,” reports British Vogue. Phew! [Vogue U.K.]

And sad news from the weekend: Sculptor and feminist icon Louise Bourgeois passed away on Monday at the age of 98. [NYT]

Photo: Courtesy of Assouline

Hayek Premieres Premiere At A Premiere, M*A*S*H* Up, And More…

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While our eyes were on the ethereal Cate Blanchett, we almost missed the equally lovely Salma Hayek as she hit the opening of Cannes yesterday. And as it turns out, she was wearing the first dress from Gucci’s new Premiere Collection—the label’s version of “couture.” (To get the real couture name, garments must—among other stipulations—be produced in Paris.) Hayek is married to PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault, who owns Gucci—helps, as they say, to have friends in high places. [Fashionologie]

J Brand’s cargo Houlihan pants are flying off the rack, and now have the blessing of Cathy Horyn. They’re named after Loretta Swit’s character “Hot Lips” Houlihan from M*A*S*H*. Is this the start of a M*A*S*H* moment? Now that we think of it, the Bieber bangs are a little Hawkeye Pierce… [NYT]

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama wore a color-blocked plaid shirt to a public event, and pundits are now claiming his poor fashion sense may ruin his career. A Japanese fashion critic told CNN, “This shirt comes from the eighties or nineties. His ideas and philosophy are old. Japan is facing a crisis and we can’t overcome it with a prime minister like this.” Allow us to play devil’s advocate for a sec—isn’t it possible that this shirt is actually really forward? I mean, squint just right and it sort of looks like a Junya Watanabe! [Gawker]

And Alice Temperley has rallied friends—including Liberty Ross, Lily Cole, and Lady Amanda Harlech—to sit for portraits that will be auctioned to benefit women’s organization The Circle next week. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Matt Baron / BEImages

Yea, Nay, Or Eh?: Lily, No Shrinking Violet

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How many trends is too many to pack into one outfit? When newly minted actress Lily Cole hit the press line to promote her new film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, she seemed to be combining three. Up top, the boyfriend blazer, in a smartly tailored double-breasted version that played nicely off her trademark coppery tresses. Down below, the thigh-high boots that stormed the runways for Fall. And in between—not much, actually. Well, Lady Gaga did her best to make the pants-free look a lock this year, and Lily seems to have signed right up. (It can’t have been too pleasant on one of the chilliest nights so far this season, but the veteran mannequin must be well used to suffering for fashion.) Has Cole hit a triple, or is she tri-ing too hard? Sound off in the comments below.

Photo: David X. Prutting / Patrick McMullan