15 posts tagged "Michelle Williams"
The Cannes Film Festival is the site of much power-brokering and networking. But for Ten lingerie designer Daphne Javitch, it was the airport afterward where the magic happened. On her way home from attending the festival with her friend Michelle Williams, Javitch spotted a hero of hers in passport control: the French photographer Brigitte Lacombe, who over the course of decades has shot celebrities and politicians, and undertaken long-term collaborations with Miuccia Prada, David Mamet, and Martin Scorsese.
Behold the power of the fandom. “She was so striking-looking and so direct and wonderful in her approach to me, I said, ‘Let’s speak when we are both back in New York at some point,’ ” Lacombe recalled by phone from—again—Cannes. The two kept in touch, and while Williams was filming My Week With Marilyn, Javitch suggested that her old friend and her new one get together. “When you do a project with no assignment, something you do on your own for the pleasure of doing it, because you’re taken with the idea or with someone, for the beauty of it, to just do it—every time I did a project like that, something good usually comes of it,” Lacombe said. The results of the Williams-as-Monroe sitting eventually went far and wide: One of Lacombe’s photos became the film’s poster. Another ended up on the cover of German Vogue. Javitch and Lacombe went on to work together on a variety of projects, like the series of covers the latter shot for New York magazine’s Fall Fashion issue in 2011.
So when, between her design consulting and the occasional styling gig, Javitch embarked on Ten’s first-ever collaboration, on two styles of Italian cotton underwear and two bras with Mona Kowalska of the New York label A Détacher, Lacombe was a natural—if not a given—to call on for help. And she obliged, shooting the two women wearing their creations in her studio, another assignment-free project with a happy ending: It debuts here on Style.com. “I was stunned when you wrote that she was willing to do it,” Kowalska admitted at a preview in her Mott Street shop. “There’s been a lot of hand-shaking,” Javitch confirmed with a smile. Of the trembling, rather than the power-brokering, variety.
The Ten x A Détacher knickers, $45, and bras, $60, are available today at A Détacher, 262 Mott Street, NYC, (212) 625-3380, adetacher.com. For more information, visit tenundies.com.
For the past few seasons, lingerie designer Araks Yeramyan has brought on the likes of Richard Chai, Gia Coppola, Sally Singer, and Julie Gilhart to help shoot her lookbook. For the third installment, she handed out disposable cameras to yet another group of friends and supporters, including actress Michelle Williams, Alexa Chung, Tenzin Wild, Tracy Feith, and Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Chris Peters.
“I make a wish list every season. I start with friends, or friends of friends, then add people I don’t know, but who I feel are in some way connected with the brand,” the designer explains of the process. “Some people I have no idea how to get to, but we try anyway—it’s fun.” Williams, however, was no shot in the dark. The Oscar-nominated actress has been a longtime Araks customer and, as Yeramyan admits, “She was the first person I placed on the list for this book.”
As fate would have it, Williams photographed her portion of the project at the Park Hyatt Tokyo—the same hotel that Lost in Translation was filmed at, in which star Scarlett Johansson wears Araks underthings. Here, Style.com has an exclusive first look at the final shot from Williams before it is officially unveiled along with the rest of the images at a private party in New York Wednesday night.
Red-carpet season kicks off this weekend with the 69th Annual Golden Globes. Since the nominations were announced before the holidays, we’ve been playing the matching game, pairing up actresses with dresses from the pre-fall collections. Or, in the case of Tilda Swinton, with a tuxedo—we like Stella McCartney‘s brocade two-piece for the We Need to Talk About Kevin star. Come Sunday night, we’ll be paying particularly close attention to Michelle Williams and Rooney Mara. The My Week With Marilyn actress would look smashing in Peter Copping’s plunge-front column for Nina Ricci (Monroe would no doubt approve). And we’re hoping to see the Dragon Tattoo nominee play against type—maybe the coral bow-front gown from Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy? Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, is up for Best Foreign Language Film, and you can bet plenty of designers have been vying to dress her. We think Prabal Gurung‘s long-sleeved emerald green charmeuse gown with the draped back and puddling train has her name all over it.
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Earlier this month, pieces from Marc Jacobs’ Spring ’12 collection were stolen in London. On Friday, a “gang of masked thieves” made off with £257,957 worth of Louis Vuitton merchandise from the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. [Vogue U.K.]
The Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, “a public engagement effort spearheaded by the Human Rights Campaign to promote nationwide marriage rights for gays and lesbians,” kicks off tonight with a party at the Calvin Klein Collection store in New York. The likes of Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, and Candace Bushnell are all expected to be in attendance at tonight’s event. [WWD]
At Michelle Williams’ invitation, photographer Brigitte Lacombe flew to London to document her stunning transformation into Marilyn Monroe for her role in My Week With Marilyn. Today, on Nowness.com, take a peek inside Williams’ dressing room as she gets into character. [Nowness]
Congratulations to model Maggie Rizer, who gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday. Zander is Rizer and her husband Alex Mehran’s first child. [People]