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April 20 2014

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4 posts tagged "Luigi Tadini"

Andrea Dellal Gives Back—With An Epic Party, Naturally

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The Brazil Foundation gala won’t be until the fall, but the buzz began yesterday night at Fatima Otero’s marvelous town house in the West Village. Olivier Theyskens, Shala Monroque, Adam Lippes, Luigi Tadini, and more were there to celebrate the gala’s just-announced honoree, Andrea Dellal. Dellal (above left), the London-based social and matriarch of the large Dellal clan—her daughters are Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal and model Alice Dellal; her son, Alex Dellal, runs the iPad magazine POST—is one of the most visible Brazilians on the social scene. After so many years living outside her country, Dellal said, it was time to give it back. “Brazil is a rich country, but the gap is still huge between the upper and lower class,” she explained. “It’s time to join forces, between all of us, and give back to those who need most.” One way to give, of course, is by buying a ticket to the September 19 event, which takes place at the New York Public Library. Expect plenty of Valentino: label heavy and jewelry designer Carlos de Souza (above center, with Otero, right) is doing the list this year, and the house is co-sponsoring the event. A hot list of Brazilian artists will be donating art to be auctioned, too. Last year’s $2.5 million raised could even be topped this year—especially if, as last year, Brazil’s most visible fashion plate, Gisele, takes to the mic to sell the dress off her back.

To find out more and purchase tickets, visit www.brazilfoundation.org.

Photo: Courtesy of the Brazil Foundation

Brooks Brothers Caters To Bow-Tied Neo-Dandies

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“My Facebook profile photo is a painting of me in a bow tie when I was four,” says K. Cooper Ray, the relentlessly dapper founder of men’s etiquette guide Socialprimer.com. “I came by this honestly.” The Alabama native was up north last night to launch his line of collaborative bow ties with Brooks Brothers. A look at the crowd suggests four-year-old Ray was on to something. At every corner, bow-curious neo-dandies were knotted up in the Social Primer for Brooks Brothers ties, reversible silk and cotton weaves in BBQ-ready stars, stripes, and polka dots—often, in mash-up combinations, all at once. With the bow tie, propriety is all, which may (or may not) explain the roster of hosts from the upper echelons of the social strata: Euan Rellie (and wife Lucy Sykes Rellie), Boykin Curry (and wife Celerie Kemble), Peter Gregory (and wife Jamee), and Luigi Tadini, plus Amanda Hearst and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler for good measure. “Cooper and I share a feeling for manners,” explains co-host Tadini, navigating a team of waiters toting country club fare, “and for Brooks Brothers.” His boss, Mickey Boardman, agrees: Bow ties are all well and good—provided “you have people to tie them for you.”

The tying’s hard; the interpretation, according to the arbiter, is easy. “I just love a bow tie,” says Ray, who has relocated to Charleston, S.C., to work on a book version of Social Primer. “It just makes people smile. Whether they are smiling at you or with you, I don’t know—I embrace it!”

Social Primer bowties, $59.50, available at select Brooks Brothers locations nationwide, www.brooksbrothers.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Brooks Brothers

Ruffian’s Heirs Apparent

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“Simplicity looks fresh again,” Ruffian’s Claude Morais said at the Ace Hotel last night. He and partner Brian Wolk were sipping Champagne in the hotel’s basement Liberty Lounge to celebrate the arrival of Threads & Heirs, their debut menswear collection for Macy’s. And even if the goods were not quite what you’d expect from the frills-and-frips Ruffian boys, the guys assembled—including Lorenzo Martone, who came on the arm of Jessica White; Paper magazine’s Luigi Tadini, who hosted the fête (pictured above, with Wolk and Morais); and Timo Weiland—all looked well pleased. “We’re pretty classic American boys,” Wolk told Style.com at the announcement of the collaboration with the historic retailer, and here were classic American pieces: seersucker jackets, short-sleeved cotton button-downs, military-inspired flak jackets. Classic boys, maybe, but not boys-only. “I have a rack of pieces in the studio and I have to keep asking them to send me more,” Morais said with a laugh. “The girls keep grabbing the polos, the cardigans.” As if on cue, a Ruffian gal in a striped men’s polo floated by.

Photo: Adriel Reboh/PatrickMcMullan.com

in the dark at the asia society

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The Asia Society’s Garden Court Café was transformed into a darkly lit den last night when Aprivateclub.com and Shanghai Tang threw a cocktail party celebrating the Society’s current exhibition, Art and China’s Revolution. “It’s such a great environment,” said Luigi Tadini. “I love especially that the lanterns match my coat, a deep purple.” Marissa Bregman was wearing a black Shanghai Tang creation with a deranged Mao collar, which cut away into a deep scoop front. “I’m funky,” she said, running a finger along the unconventional neckline. “I tried to add some chains to it.” In one corner, accompanied by ex-paramour Ashley Wick, Aaron Eckhart looked like he was trying to keep a low profile—but then again, in that lighting, who wasn’t? Eckhart, post-Dark Knight, appears in the just premiered Towelhead, an Arab-American coming-of-age story directed by Alan Ball. So what’s he working on now? “Ah, retirement,” he said.

Photo: PatrickMcMullan.com