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On Our Radar: The Row Driving Gloves

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“Entry-level” is not a phrase you often hear where The Row is concerned. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have kept the quality high and the prices higher on all of the pieces at their label, a strategy that’s endeared them to luxe obsessives and craftwork wonks, even while it’s earned them a detractor or two. (Their $39,000 backpack—make that sold-out $39,000 backpack—famously made the rounds as a punchline on the cable pundit circuit.) But their new driving gloves, available online today at TheRow.com, are a more affordable indulgence than fans may expect. They’ll still set you back $325, but the hair-calf and leather or python and leather drivers have all the understated chic the line stands for at a relatively mild rate. They are, dare one say it, a Row stocking stuffer. Even if your particular stocking doesn’t hang on Mustique.

Photo: Courtesy of The Row

Flowers Optional

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At tonight’s Fashion for Action benefit for Housing Works, the New York-based charity that runs secondhand shops to raise money to advocate for the homeless and those living with HIV/AIDS, there’ll be plenty of fashion on offer—more than $1 million worth of donated clothing and beauty products from labels like Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and Michael Kors. But as Housing Works’ shops are known to be some of the city’s best stores for thrifting your apartment a great new decor piece, too, the nonprofit also commissioned a few one-of-a-kind home goods. Designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of Elizabeth and James, Doo-Ri Chung of Doo.Ri, and jeweler Kenneth Jay Lane are among those who’ve decked out vases in Swarovski Elements crystals. The vases, on auction from December 6 to 20 at Shophousingworks.com, will be on display at tonight’s event; Style.com has the exclusive first look.


Photos: Courtesy of Fashion for Action

Superga Taps Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have expanded their growing fashion empire yet again. Last week, the dynamic duo showed off its finesse for luxe clothing with its Spring ’12 The Row collection, and today, the designers announced they are stepping into new, more comfortable shoes as the creative directors for Italian sneaker brand Superga, now licensed by the Olsens’ longtime collaborator Steve Madden. The designers are promising a return to Superga’s luxe roots, starting with The Row for Superga for Spring 2012.

Photo: Neil Rasmus / BFAnyc.com

Where To Go On FNO

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It’s that time of year again: Fashion’s Night Out is just around the corner. It seems like every store and e-commerce site on earth has activities planned—find them all at www.fashionsnightout.com—but as for us, we’ve got our itineraries set. Below, a few New York favorites. See you there.

Bergdorf Goodman
BG has an all-star lineup of fashion folks making appearances at the store throughout the night, including Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Glenn O’Brien. But we’re most excited about the designer dog show, with Joseph Altuzarra, James Mischka and Mark Badgely, and Reem Acra all hitting the runways with their pets, judged by Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.

Bloomingdale’s
Alexander Wang, GQ‘s Best New Menswear Designer of the Year, and the runners up, including Michael Bastian and Patrik Ervell, will be on hand to debut the capsule Dockers pieces they designed.

Bruce Weber
Legendary lensman Bruce Weber, Nan Bush, and friends will be on hand at The Standard Hotel Biergarten, where Weber is debuting limited-edition new underthings from his Weberbilt collection and serving vegan cookies from 6 to 9 p.m.

Chanel
At the 57th Street store, you can design your own monogrammed Chanel bag in the label’s very first handbag studio.

D&G
Dolce & Gabbana celebrates Fashion’s Night Out with personalized T-shirts featuring guests’ portraits shot by celebrity and backstage photographer Roxanne Lowit.

Kirna ZabĂȘte
Get there fast-exclusive designs from Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Peter Som, and Thakoon will be on sale at this high-end downtown shop. Did we mention a Proenza bag for $300?

Macy’s Herald Square
Three words: Anna Dello Russo. (OK, two more: Karolina Kurkova.)

Manolo Blahnik
Manolo, milkshakes, and SJP. That’s what’s on the docket at the designer’s 54th Street store, where Blahnik and Sarah Jessica Parker will be debuting their shoe collaboration. There will also be Manolo milkshake trucks stationed around the city throughout the day and night.

Marc Jacobs
The designer is hosting a carnival-themed block party on Bleecker Street. At Bookmarc, photographer David Armstrong will be signing copies of his new book, 615 Jefferson Avenue, and for those inclined to be in front of the lens, there will a photo booth in place. Plus, there’s a Spin-to-Win wheel.

Opening Ceremony at the Ace Hotel
This Argentine-inspired carnival, with live dancers (outfitted by Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and Suno) and games, is sure to draw the usual hip OC gang. And an unusual addition: Miss Piggy, who will make a special appearance to unveil the new Muppets x OC collection, set to bow November 23.

Stella McCartney
Alexa Chung, Jen Brill, and Elettra Wiedemann will be manning the turntables at the designer’s Meatpacking district store. Where the cool girls go, a chic crowd is likely to follow. Sip on eco mojitos (how very Stella) and pick up her limited-edition FNO charm bracelet (above).

Photo: Courtesy Photos

Corinne Day Exhibit Shows Off Unseen Kate Moss Photos, Kate Winslet Saves The Day, The Olsens Have Their Sights On A Store, And More…

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The late photographer Corinne Day was the first to shoot a Kate Moss Vogue cover. As a tribute to her life and career, Gimpel Fils gallery is debuting an exhibit of some of her unpublished works in September, alongside the release of Heaven Is Real from Morel Books. [Nowness]

Kate Winslet is being crowned a hero today. The actress, who was staying at Richard Branson’s Carribean house over the weekend, rescued Branson’s 90-year-old mother after lightning struck the mansion and ignited a fire. [Vogue U.K.]

During an interview with the Telegraph, the Olsen twins revealed a store could be next for the ever-expanding empire. “When the time is right, we definitely want some sort of home where we display it the way we want to,” Mary-Kate says. [Telegraph]

Designer Vicky Tiel has written a book about her incredible career. In it, she opens up about living with Elizabeth Taylor as part of her entourage, her old friends like Mick Jagger and Woody Allen, and designing what she claims was the first miniskirt. [WWD]

Photo: Billy Farrell/ BFAnyc.com