13 posts tagged "Michelle Williams"
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]
Irene Neuwirth is known for her colorful, slightly bohemian jewels, but every girl—even those who live, like she does, on the beach in Venice—need to go full-throttle upscale now and again. So when Barneys, one of her earliest supporters, came knocking with a request for a diamond collection, Neuwirth obliged. The Barneys pieces represent her first foray into fine jewelry, a move the designer describes as a natural next step. “I’ve been designing jewelry for ten years,” she explained last night at a private bash at the retailer’s Madison Avenue flagship. “All of my clients who had been collecting pieces over and over, I felt they needed something different and a little bit finer. I feel like there was a hole in the market for something youthful.” The collection mixes diamonds with Neuwirth’s old favorite stones, like chrysophase, Rose of France, and Peruvian opal. Prices start at $15,000 and go up to $200,000—the Weinstein range, you might say. And there was Harvey, schmoozing in the corner.
The California connection may have helped account for his presence and all of the star power collected at Barneys’ eighth-floor penthouse. Michelle Williams (in orange and black striped Prada) and Lake Bell also stopped by, and the evening was hosted by Cougar Town‘s Busy Philipps and musician Joanna Newsom, who had her boyfriend, Andy Samberg, in tow. Philipps (above, with Neuwirth and Williams) has been a big Neuwirth supporter: The actress wore Neuwirth’s pieces to this year’s Oscars and Golden Globes. “I’ve known Irene a relatively short time,” Philipps admitted, but “it’s been a love affair that’s blossomed to its full potential very quickly. We fell into instant friend-love.” Williams, her longtime friend—devotees may remember they both starred on Dawson’s Creek—was sitting beside her. “I wasn’t jealous,” she deadpanned.
It’s anyone’s guess whether Ozwald Boateng knew, when he booked the Odeon in Leicester Square for his London fashion week-closing 25th anniversary show and film extravaganza, that he’d be facing off with Julia Roberts. The London premiere of Eat, Pray, Love took place at the same time and at the same theater.
It was hard to say whether the celebs wandering around the square were there for Ozwald or Julia. In the tailor’s corner were 1,600 of us, celebrating the man who began as a journeyman 25 years ago and broke through barriers to become one of the world’s most respected outfitters (no small feat in the olden days, when race was a hotter issue than it is today). He now suits up Brad Pitt, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Jude Law, and Bryan Ferry, among others. In the film A Man’s Story, which screened after the catwalk show, a number of famous friends—Will Smith, Spike Lee, Paul Bettany, and Laurence Fishburne among them—sang his praises. So did billionaire Richard Branson: “If someone can get me into a suit, it must mean he is really good.”
Twenty-five years is long enough to see a new generation come in, and fittingly, Boateng called upon some of the new class to walk his show: Sam Branson (son of Richard) and Tyler Wood (son of Ronnie and Jo) hit the runway, with their proud parents beaming from the front row. Joining them there were Piers Morgan, heavyweight world champion David Haye, Nick Rhodes, and Michelle Williams—it seemed the only one missing, in fact, was Julia, though you could say she made her presence felt in the deafening roar that fell over the show when she hit the red carpet next door. It may have been a theater, but it was Boateng’s latest scent wafting in the air, rather than popcorn, and half bottles of Moët in the cupholders, rather than pop. And when the whole thing was done, the models formed a procession and walked back to the designer’s Savile Row HQ, with a few overeager fans joining in the fray.