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August 30 2014

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22 posts tagged "Marilyn Monroe"

Balmain Gets Social; Ryan McGinley On His Exhibitions, Opening Tonight; Outtakes From Marilyn Monroe’s Last On-Set Photo Shoot, And More…

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Balmain wants to be your friend. The French brand launched Facebook and Twitter accounts today in an effort to be less “closed to the consumer,” according to Balmain CEO Emmanuel Diemoz. The brand’s 25-year-old creative director, Olivier Rousteing, tells WWD, “It’s an experience. I will reply, and be the first to check it and see if there are a lot of ‘likes.’ ” [WWD]

What films top Emmanuelle Alt’s favorites list? The Paris Vogue‘ editor in chief recently revealed the 15 French films that made the cut exclusively on Vogue.fr—and if you hadn’t already guessed, Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist made the list. [Vogue.fr]

CNNCTD+, the creative agency run by DJ Roman Grandinetti and Bibi Cornejo Borthwick (the daughter of designer Maria Cornejo), has commissioned 100 of its favorite people to record bits and pieces of their daily lives for a special NYC audio diary. Participants include the likes of Cindy Sherman, Santigold, and André Saraiva, who chose to recite French poetry on girlfriend Annabelle Dexter-Jones’ voicemail. Awwww. [Nowness]

Artist Ryan McGinley is set to open dual exhibitions, Animals and Grids, tonight at the two NYC Team Gallery locations. If it’s anything like his last opening (“3,000 people showed and the police shut it down,” he says), then it’s sure to be a rock star affair. During an interview with the team at Opening Ceremony, he admitted, “I don’t consider myself a rock star but I take advice from them. Mick Jagger once told me, ‘Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.’ ” Wise words. [OC Blog]

Vanity Fair‘s June issue will certainly not go unnoticed. The magazine features outtakes of Marilyn Monroe’s last on-set photo shoot with photographer Lawrence Schiller, who photographed the bombshell in the nude, and also reveals a strong rivalry between Monroe and the late Elizabeth Taylor. [The Hollywood Reporter]

 

 

 

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Liya Kebede Hits The Big Screen, Marion Cotillard Stars In The New Lady Dior Campaign, And More…

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Model Liya Kebede is in a new French children’s film, Sur La Piste du Marsupilami (On the Trail of Marsupilami), based upon a Belgian comic book series. In the film, which debuted in Paris last night (officially opening April 4), Kebede plays the beautiful Queen Paya. [Telegraph]

For its first time ever, Tumi has joined forces with an outside designer, Dror Benshetrit, for an ongoing collection. The first round includes 11 pieces ($195 to $895) and hits stores nationwide April 1. [WWD]

Rizzoli is releasing a new tome, entitled Stars in Dior ($65), about the French house’s famous wearers. The book, due out in France in May and in the U.S. in September, includes images of Charlize Theron, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich. [The Hollywood Reporter]

In other Dior news, Marion Cotillard is the face of Dior’s new Lady Dior campaign. In the Peter Lindbergh-lensed ads, due out next month, the actress is carrying one of the label’s crocodile and raffia handbags. [Grazia Daily]

DVF Unveils Her Children’s Collection For Gap, Get A Mario Testino-Signed Copy Of Love, And More…

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Gap’s latest designer collaboration is all child’s play. The retailer enlisted Diane von Furstenberg to create a line that includes her signature wrap dresses and colorful prints for tots (girls age 2-14). The GapKids and BabyGap collection will hit U.S. stores March 15. [Grazia Daily]

Mario Testino photographed Kate Moss and Lara Stone for the latest cover of Love magazine and then signed 50 random copies. Only 200 issues are being printed and those lucky enough to get a copy (Dover Street Market already has a wait list) won’t know if their issue is autographed until after removing the bespoke packaging. [Love]

Marking the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, a new exhibition centered on the icon is set to open March 9 at the Getty Images Gallery in London. The museum’s Marilyn show will present the celebrity’s original dresses, unreleased photographs, and a new short film. [Vogue U.K.]

Speaking of memorabilia, tabloids were reminded just how much Americans love it last week. After Whitney Houston’s death on February 11, People, Us Weekly, and In Touch scrambled to include coverage on the star, and reportedly all three publications saw spikes in sales after putting Houston on the cover. [WWD]

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Couture Lingerie To Hit The Catwalk, Anya Hindmarch’s Thatcher Tribute, Famed Marilyn Monroe Photographer Eve Arnold Dies, And More…

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Glamour girl Zahia Dehar is set to launch a line of couture lingerie during Paris fashion week. Dehar, who has fronted V and been featured in Vanity Fair Italy, enlisted couture specialists for her debut collection, including corset maker François Tamarin, flower maker Bruno Legeron, and embroider Jean-Pierre Ollier. [WWD]

Lorenzo Martone and Ryan Brown announced last year they were closing down their Arc NY Talent PR company, but it remained unclear how they would split their A-list clients. Brown is keeping Alessandro Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, and Julie Henderson, and Martone will take Nicole Trunfio, Julie Ordon, and Jeisa Chiminazzo, and he will reportedly be focusing on fashion and art-related projects. [Page Six]

In celebration of The Iron Lady‘s U.K. release today, Anya Hindmarch has decorated her Pont Street store windows Margaret Thatcher-style, complete with brooches, pearls, and Thatcher wigs. “I am a lifelong fan of Margaret Thatcher and had the great honour of meeting her and making her handbags,” Hindmarch told British Vogue. [Vogue U.K.]

Eve Arnold, who photographed the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, and Malcolm X, died in London at age 99 on Wednesday. Some of her most famous images of Monroe are featured in her book Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Unseen Marilyn Monroe Images on Display in New York, Highly Addictive Manolos, Anti-Violence Rings by Philip Crangi, And More…

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This week at Milk Studios in New York, 62 photos (several of them previously unseen) of Marilyn Monroe will be on display for a two-day photo exhibition called Picturing Marilyn. The Dior dress she is wearing in her famous shoot with Bert Stern has been re-created and will be on display at the exhibit preview on November 9. [WWD]

Here’s an interesting one: Drug dealers in Spain smuggled cocaine into the country using fake Manolo Blahniks. They molded the cocaine, in the form of paste, into a shoe (with fake Manolo tags). Each pair was reportedly worth about $69,000. [Huff Po]

Fashion photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath got his start photographing punks and skaters. These days, he’s more likely to be found backstage at Lanvin and Dior shows than skate parks. Find a selection of his work with his commentary on NewYorker.com, along with his photos of actress Nina Arianda for today’s profile story on her. [The New Yorker]

Jewelry designer Philip Crangi has joined forces with Ethos Water creator Peter Thum and John Zapolski to found Fonderie 47, a do-good line of metal jewelry. The company is “aimed at reducing Africa’s estimated 20 million assault weapons by turning the metal into jewelry.” One ring results in the destruction of more than 75 guns. [T]

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