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July 12 2014

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3 posts tagged "Rachel Feinstein Currin"

An American In Paris

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There may have been more French bons mots than usual at the Plaza Hotel last night, but it was an American designer who held the spotlight. The French Institute/Alliance Française was hosting its annual auction and awards gala and Marc Jacobs was the Trophée des Arts winner of the night. “I’m always kind of surprised when I win something like this,” said Jacobs, before being presented with the award by Anna Wintour. “It’s for something I love to do, and on top of that, I get to live in two great cities.” With brutally cold weather on both sides of the Atlantic, the designer, who splits his time between Paris and New York, barely made it in for the ceremony. But if travel schedules were hectic, it didn’t seem to bother Jacobs any. “I think Paris is the most beautiful city in the world,” he continued. “I love the way I feel there.” As for his French skills? “Except for fashion, my vocabulary isn’t very good, and I never properly learned verb tenses,” he confessed. “I think when I’m there, I tend to speak English with a French accent!”

Correct conjugation or not, Jacobs was in fine Francophile company. Rachel Feinstein Currin, John Currin, Michael Pitt, Jamie Bochert, and Alexa Chung all shared a table with the designer. “My first big show was in France, in Limoges. Only a few dozen people showed up,” Currin remembered with a laugh. “But it was a weird set of circumstances, because I had a bunch of shows after that.” Meanwhile, Bochert, who’s spent many a season walking the défilés, had more fantastical reasons. “I love Paris,” the model said. “Something about Paris just makes me want to put on red lipstick, wear high heels, go buy a baguette, and traipse about the streets.”

Photo: Michael Stewart / WireImage / Getty Images

Thursday-Night Mick Watch

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Yoko Ono isn’t the only living legend making a fashion week appearance tonight. Mick Jagger will be co-hosting a party with his lady love, L’Wren Scott—and all the cool kids will be there. Last season, the super-secret Jagger/Scott soirée drew the likes of Jack White, Martin Scorsese, and Rachel Feinstein Currin, along with the Restoin-Roitfeld siblings and all their besties, and we’re pretty sure none of them are going to turn down the invite this time around. We called L’Wren’s PR for more details, but—to coin a phrase—couldn’t get no satisfaction. Sorry, kids. You can’t always get what you want.

Photo: Greg Kessler

Will You Make The Marc?

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“Marc Slashes Invitees.” I got the (slightly violent-sounding) WWD News Alert on my BlackBerry Friday night. But it wasn’t until this morning that I allowed myself to fully examine what the new fashion week development really meant. The specifics: The invite list will be smaller by a whopping 50 percent-plus, going from 2,000 people (1,100 seated and 900 standing) to 700 (500 seated and 200 standing). Celebrities? Maybe one or two, said president Robert Duffy. One or two?! I can only assume that Marc-ettes like Winona Ryder, Sofia Coppola, Zoe Cassavetes, Rachel Feinstein Currin, and Victoria Beckham will make the cut as friends of the house. But I suppose you can forget about seeing every downtown fixture both erstwhile and current. (Lady Bunny, we think you had better make alternate plans for Monday night.) Now, I’m the last person to make the case for New York fashion week being a B-lister-and-hanger-on-packed three-ring circus. In fact, I firmly believe that getting trampled on a daily basis by wild packs of photographers trying to get shots of Sophia Bush has started to chip away at my soul. However, Marc Jacobs’ show is, or was, different. It was a huge, fun family reunion, a metaphorical big tent where New York’s fashion crowd—publicists from other houses, designers of every ilk, stylists, and even editors’ family members—gathered to celebrate New York’s biggest talent and the city’s fashion itself. So while I understand that our current economic climate means that Jacobs and Duffy just can’t host that party anymore, I can’t help feeling like it’s one of those moments When Everything Changed. What about you? Worried you won’t make the cut?

Photo: Billy Farrell / Patrick McMullan