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Timberlake And De La Huerta Get An Eyeful

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It’s been a boom week for art in New York, between Frieze, the auctions, and a spate of openings, and it shows no signs of ending quietly. Last night, Jerusalem-born artist Roy Nachum unveiled an exhibition at New York’s Joseph Nahmad Contemporary gallery that was, quite literally, an eye opener. In part, that was courtesy of the big-name guests who had turned out for the occasion. The crush of flashbulbs that followed every step of his longtime friend and collaborator Justin Timberlake (Nachum did the interiors for Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality restaurant) and Russell Simmons’ every smiling exchange with models were blinding experiences.

Exploration of vision and perception, however, were exactly what Nachum had in mind for the project. “I wanted to look at blindness and different ways of seeing things,” said the artist of his new exhibit, Open Your Eyes. Large-scale paintings inspired by color blindness tests and Braille messages floated above an installation piece of a sea of 1,800 golden crowns in the center of the room, each sold to benefit the Lighthouse Foundation. “There’s a kind of metaphorical blindness that comes from taking the world for granted.”

So hectic was the scene that Paz de la Huerta nearly slipped through unnoticed. She revealed that she, too, has been looking at things differently—by taking her place behind the camera, rather than in front of it. “I directed my own version of The Red Shoes, which I’m also starring in,” she said. “It’s part of a series of films I’ve been working on since I was 16.” A bigger surprise, though, is that, unlike with many of her other roles, she plans to remain clothed. “I always have to do what’s unexpected,” she quipped, “so I think next I should play a nun.”

Photo: Will Ragozzino / BFAnyc.com

Provocateur Paz De La Huerta, McQueen Exhibit Could Be Bound For London, Donna On Deborah Turbeville, And More…

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Paz de la Huerta is the new muse for lingerie label Agent Provocateur. The Boardwalk Empire star will appear in a series of short films to be shown on their Web site, along with a series of stills. [WWD]

In case you missed the record-breaking Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met, you could get a chance to redeem yourself if it opens in London. British Vogue reports that the McQueen design house has been in talks with several London venues about hosting the hugely popular exhibit. [Vogue U.K.]

Fashion photographer Deborah Turbeville’s Tainted Beauty exhibition at Donna Karan’s London boutique is set to open next month, along with a Rizzoli book featuring her works. Nowness spoke with Donna Karan and the exhibit curator on the photographer’s legacy. [Nowness]

Marc Jacobs isn’t the only designer impacted by Hurricane Irene. Olivier Theyskens’ Theory runway show has been moved from Monday, September 12, to Tuesday, September 13, due to this weekend’s wild weather. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

At Waris’ Tea Room, It’s Women Then, Women Way Back Then, And Women Now

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“Women know too much, too young, these days,” said photographer and director Jerry Schatzberg as he scanned the well-heeled crowd huddled under the High Line. “They don’t have the chance to grow into it…to become women.” It’s the ladies of years gone by that fill the pages of his new book, Women Then, fêted at Waris Ahluwalia’s pop-up tearoom last night; during the sixties, Schatzberg shot an A-list daisy chain of sirens, including Catherine Deneuve, Faye Dunaway, and Sharon Tate. And whatever he may think about women these days, they think as highly of him as they ever did. When Jen Brill kissed him goodbye, three stunning girls were waiting in the wings for their own turns.

In fact, the House of Waris Tea Room has played host to a variety of sensual guests this week. On Wednesday, Paz de la Huerta (left) was on hand at a Playboy-sponsored salon, reading aloud selections from Madame Bovary. (Her oration was punctuated by a few non-Flaubertian “Shut the fuck up” ‘s to the chatterers in the back.) That was sexiness of a different era. But perhaps the differences between nineteenth-century France, 1960′s America, and present-day beneath the High Line aren’t that great. As Schatzberg mused, “You know, it’s the same thing, only in a different period.” No disagreement from the evening’s host. “This is a subject matter that I very much support,” Ahluwalia said, looking out over the crowd. “Women Then…and now, as a matter of fact.”

Photo: Neil Rasmus / Billy Farrell Agency

Corduroy And We Work Present Cheesecake For Charity

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We Work and Corduroy magazine are throwing down at Milk Studios tonight, celebrating the pub’s Spring/Summer issue with an all-star jam session and a silent auction of photographs that will benefit women’s microfinance organization Kiva. Leigh Lezark (above), is one of many women lensed for the sale by a photographer pal (in her case, Dan Martensen). Check out more exclusive preview images of Irina Lazareanu by Alexandra Carr (slightly NSFW), Lily Aldridge by Johnny Giunta, and Paz de la Huerta by Richard Kern, below. Continue Reading “Corduroy And We Work Present Cheesecake For Charity” »

Who Knew? Paz De La Huerta Isn’t Afraid Of A Little Nudity

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“Being young, you don’t have this self-awareness,” Paz de la Huerta said last night. “It’s like when you see children running around naked. It’s completely freeing.” In that case, she may be the freest girl around. De la Huerta has been photographed naked before, but never more so than in her latest project: She’s teamed up with lensman James Macari (above, with de la Huerta) and creative director Rachael Bergstein for No. 3, an exhibition of Macari’s photos of the actress in various country locales (windy fields, sun-baked porches, forlorn beaches), almost always in the altogether. Salman Rushdie, Ellen von Unwerth, and Erin Heatherton were three of the spectators who dropped by the opening at Milk Studios last night to take in every freckle, goose bump, and beauty mark. The collaboration might have had some actresses screaming for a body double, but Paz embraced her role. “Working with James and Rachael felt safe for me. The way in which they both directed me was not unlike playing a role in a film,” she explained. The shots manage a tricky balance between innocence and eroticism, but some lurkers seemed to feel the pull of one pole more than the other. One leering gentleman—no, not Rushdie—approached Paz to ask, “Are you one of the models in this exhibit?” He pointed to a seductive nude shot. “I’m a photographer, you know.”

Photo: Billy Farrell/PatrickMcMullan.com