August 31 2014

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4 posts tagged "Petra Nemcova"

From the Catwalk to the Carpet: Models Take Over at Cannes


Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, and Barbara Palvin in Cannes

Every year, the crème de la crème of the film industry get glammed up to hobnob and vamp for the paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival. While A-listers such as Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, and Zoe Saldana have made an impressive showing thus far, they’ve arguably been eclipsed by the contingent of top-tier catwalkers who have flocked to the red carpets en masse. Yesterday, in particular, was a model-watcher’s paradise, with the likes of Joan Smalls, Petra Nemcova, Barbara Palvin, Chanel Iman, Jessica Hart, and Erin Heatherton posing for the cameras like the pros that they are. Milla Jovovich, Liya Kebede, and Doutzen Kroes were snapped multiple times earlier in the week, and Yasmin Warsame and Irina Lazareanu made some memorable cameos, too. Presumably, even more runway regulars will turn up at the amfAR blowout on Thursday—we’ve got it on authority that Liu Wen and Karolina Kurkova are already in town. Sorry, starlets. When it comes to posing and strutting in borrowed gowns, models simply do it best.

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Winehouse Collection Continues, Nemcova Reveals Her Wedding Dress Designer, Richard Nicoll Teams With Technology, And More…


Amy Winehouse’s collections for Fred Perry will continue, WWD reported today. When the singer died last month, Fred Perry hit the “pause” button on the collection, but the Winehouse family would like the remaining two collections she created to be released. [WWD]

Model Petra Nemcova isn’t keeping her wedding dress designer a secret. The bride-to-be, who will marry actor Jamie Belman next June, revealed she will walk down the aisle in Marchesa. [Vogue U.K.]

Uniqlo has partnered with Barbie and Disney, and now the Japanese retailer has joined forces with another all-American brand: Coca-Cola. For their eighth annual UT Grand Prix, contestants can create T-shirt designs inspired by Coke for a winning prize of $10,000. The top ten designs will be sold in Uniqlo stores worldwide this fall. [Hint]

London-based designer Richard Nicoll is on call with Vodafone. The cell phone company will sponsor his next two runway shows, and they are collaborating on a new accessory that “fuses technology and cutting edge design.” [WWD]

Photo: Mike Marsland / Getty Images

Marc Jacobs Heads Uptown, Lady Gaga’s Shooter Specs, L.A. Fashion Week Gets Put On Hold, And More…


Marc Jacobs, uptown boy? Brand president Robert Duffy is fresh from his honeymoon and back to work, confirming today that the label will open a store on New York’s Madison Avenue, and has plans for a bookstore/retail shop in Hong Kong in the works. [WWD]

Speaking of Jacobs, his contract is coming up for renewal at Vuitton (where Duffy, incidentally, says he and Jacobs are both very happy and hoping to stay). And according to LVMH’s Bernard Arnault, Vuitton is where he’s meant to be. The businessman spoke to Asian Tatler about his selection of Jacobs for Vuitton and John Galliano for Dior: “Take Marc Jacobs, he has been a fantastic success at Vuitton and he has a proximity to the Vuitton spirit, but I don’t think it would have been a success with Jacobs at Dior and the other way around, if I had asked John [Galliano] to do Vuitton, it would not have worked.” [The Cut]

Lady Gaga, woman of many hats, is the creative director of Polaroid. It was in this capacity that she hit the Consumer Electronics Fair in Las Vegas yesterday to debut her and the brand’s new creation: the GL20 Camera Glasses, a pair of shades that can capture and play video and images. [CNET]

Waiting for Los Angeles fashion week? You’ll have to wait a bit longer. In the hopes of raising more money, Fashion Los Angeles, the group dedicated to reviving the California-based week, has announced it will postpone its inaugural run of shows, which was originally scheduled for this February. [L.A. Times via Daily Front Row]

Is it model-engagement week? First Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic announced their impending nuptials; now Petra Nemcova is affianced to her boyfriend of eight months, actor Jamie Belman. [Modelinia]

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Surfing Into Winter


A Sports Illustrated model turned swimsuit designer isn’t the first person you’d expect to be collaborating with Damien Hirst, but truth is stranger than fiction. Tori Praver snared the Y.B.A. for a still-unannounced project, but as for what, keep guessing. “That’s a secret!” Praver said. “I actually can’t talk about it.” What she could talk about was the silent auction she hosted with Arc New York and Barneys last night, with proceeds going to the Surfrider Foundation’s programs to keep beaches and oceans clean. And who should be included on the block but Hirst?

His piece All You Need Is Love Love Love went for $12,900, and naturally was the talk of the night. “I’m completely the underdog here,” New York-based artist Todd DiCiurcio said with a laugh. (Underdog in good company—his pal Ed Westwick was by his side.) “But see, Damien’s is a print and mine’s an original, so that must count somewhat, right?” DiCiurcio’s ink, charcoal, and fabric piece, Into the Frying Pan, a Conversation, was a new work created specifically with surfing in mind.

“Surfrider is about the ocean and growing up in Hawaii. It was always such a big part of my life,” surf buff Praver (left, with Ed Westwick) told supporters, including Petra Nemcova and Barneys’ Julie Gilhart, at the dinner following at The Fat Radish. “I don’t surf, but I love to go to the beach,” Lorenzo Martone said. No gnarly wave stories from his native Brazil? “No, no. That’s exactly it! I’m Brazilian. I like to sun and lay out and just look good on the beach!”

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