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September 2 2014

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12 posts tagged "Reese Witherspoon"

Britain’s National Treasures, Marc Jacobs The Movie Star, PETA Doesn’t Like Reese’s Pieces, And More…

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21 British figures and institutions, including Paul Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, and Stella McCartney, have teamed up with Liberty as part of the department store’s National Treasures project. Each contributor was asked to “create a product they have always wanted,” with all proceeds going to different charities. [WWD]

Marc Jacobs is making a move to the big screen. Although the details on his new role have yet to be revealed, he’s reportedly set to start filming next week. [Vogue U.K.]

Tomorrow, legendary photos of famous faces like Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, by Herb Ritts and Horst P. Horst, will go on the chopping block. The auction will take place at Christie’s South Kensington. [Telegraph]

PETA, the organization that named Reese Witherspoon Sexiest Vegetarian in 2006, is not too happy with the actress. Witherspoon has been toting around the Chloé Paraty bag, made of python skin—a skin that is reportedly illegal to sell in California. [HuffPo]

Photo: Neil Rasmuss / BFAnyc.com

Reese’s Pieces? One Designer Looks To Elephants

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The Reese Witherspoon/Robert Pattinson tearjerker Water for Elephants premiered in New York yesterday. At least one person has been eagerly anticipating its debut: Designer Yuna Yang, who set to work on a capsule collection of four dresses inspired by Witherspoon’s character, Marlena, which she glimpsed briefly in the film’s trailer. (That’s Yang’s sketch for one of the dresses, left.)

At yesterday’s premiere, the designer—who dressed Nicole Murphy, partner of actor and former NFL player Michael Strahan—weighed in on the film’s now-and-then appeal. “I thought the situation in the movie—the 1930′s, the Depression era—is really similar to now,” Yang told Style.com. “The circus gave people a nice escape for a few hours. Fashion brings that same magic.”

The designer, known for her hand-done lace and beadwork designs, used luxe silk tulle and crinkled chiffon fabrics with gold trim from France to expand on the mood of Jacqueline West’s costumes. (She was inspired by the film, but not personally involved with it.) “Marlena is very innocent and vulnerable, but at the same time, she has a dark side and I wanted to represent both,” Yang said. And while the gowns aren’t yet available for purchase, she’s developing additional looks for a Resort collection this summer.

Illustration: Courtesy of Yuna Yang

Sigerson, Morrison, Out at Sigerson Morrison; Lily Aldridge To Say I Do; And More…

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Sad news for shoehounds: The latest designer departure is Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison, who announced today that they are parting ways with their eponymous footwear brand, Sigerson Morrison. [WWD]

Happier news comes courtesy of model Lily Aldridge (left), who confirmed that she’ll marry her boyfriend, Kings of Leon front man Caleb Followill, in May. [Page Six]

Speaking of weddings, Reese Witherspoon just had hers this weekend: The bride married CAA agent Jim Toth at her ranch in Ojai, wearing—as expected—custom Monique Lhuillier. [Us]

And the Times wants to know: What’s up with all these fashion ambassadors, anyway? [NYT]

Photo: Elizabeth Perrin

Coffee À La Kroes, Rihanna Starts The Rumor Mill, E-Tail Done Right, And More…

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A dinner in Barbados with Simon Cowell and Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has English tabloids buzzing that Rihanna may be angling for her own fashion line. Green is the man who launched Kate Moss’ Topshop range; is RiRi next? [Daily Mail via Racked]

After a busy Christmas season, Amazon.com, Netflix, L.L.Bean, and more look set to have a very happy new year. The e-tailers were among those cited by a new survey as providing the best customer satisfaction—and research indicates that it’s customer service, not prices, that truly dictate online sales. [WWD]

Congrats to Reese Witherspoon, who announced yesterday that she is engaged to her agent boyfriend, Jim Toth. [Gawker]

And even if you don’t speak Dutch, we bet you can figure out Doutzen Kroes’ commercial for Douwe Egberts coffee. In 2003, as the ad has it, Doutzen’s granny has a great cup of coffee and a great idea—that @MissDK should hit the catwalk. Check it out below. [Styleite]

Window Shopping With The King Of Paris Vintage

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Vintage couture dealer Didier Ludot is the de facto king of the Palais Royal, so when he decides to dress windows, pop a cork, and stay open late, many of his fashionable neighbors—Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Acne among them—follow suit. That’s what happened last night as he ushered in fashion week with Infidèles, an in-window exhibition of vintage clothes shown alongside furniture by sculptor Maryam Mahdavi (pictured, with Ludot). An exquisite 1923 “Nuits de Chine” embroidered dress by Patou, a 1990 Dior gown by Ferré, a 2006 Marc Jacobs jacket, and a 1960 black Balenciaga gown surrounded the artist’s red lacquered “Chair de Poule” (literally, “goosebumps”) table with a black coral-like sculpture fanning out from its top. In the next window, Mahdavi’s gold-tipped “Arbre aux désirs” kept company with a stunning 1967 Féraud fishnet chain dress decked out in medallions and lockets. “I bought that years ago from the daughter of a jeweler who made the dress for Féraud,” Ludot explained. Would he sell it? Oui, but not to just anybody. In fact, next to it stands a gold leather and grosgrain jacket by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel from 1991 that had sold just that afternoon—to Danielle Steel. (The ’55 Dior gown that Reese Witherspoon wore to the 2006 Academy Awards was a Ludot buy, too.) Next door at Marc Jacobs, meanwhile, the Champagne flowed and windows were toasted, too. Jacobs filled his with ballet slippers on loan from the Paris Opéra Ballet, a dance inspiration of the current collection.

Photo: Courtesy of Didier Ludot