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April 24 2014

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Tom Ford Marries Richard Buckley

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2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Dinner

The Telegraph reports that in an interview with Lady Kinvara Balfour last night, Tom Ford confirmed he has married longtime partner Richard Buckley. “We are married now, which is nice,” Ford said, flashing his wedding ring to a crowd gathered at the Regent Street Apple store in London. Details of the nuptials were scarce, but he did say the two were married in the States. Ford and Buckley have been together for twenty-seven years and live in London, where Ford designs his eponymous label. They welcomed their first child together in 2012, a boy named Alexander “Jack” John Buckley Ford.

—Emily Farra

Photo: Larry Busacca/VF14/WireImage

Mexico City’s Museo Jumex Arrives in Style

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MUSEO JUMEX Opening Night After Party

“You get picked for a building based on an image. The world runs on images,” said the architect David Chipperfield on Saturday, at Mexico City’s newly opened Museo Jumex. If Chipperfield—who won the commission to design the building in 2009—is correct, then Jumex’s inaugural weekend produced enough visual currency to run the whole of Mexico, if not the globe. A bienvenidos dinner in a tangerine-lit urban forest with the likes of Eva Longoria, Richard Buckley, and Stavros Niarchos; a whitewashed penthouse studio with a Damien Hirst cow’s head and a Richard Prince sex joke; and Mark Ronson’s two-hour deejay set, which was spun for thousands of partygoers in a purpose-built Studio 54-inspired Mayan temple, were just some of the event’s highlights.

Located in the municipality’s upscale Polanco neighborhood, Jumex will serve as a second home for the Colección Jumex—a contemporary art collection billed as Latin America’s largest, spearheaded by the Mexican beverage magnate Eugenio Lopez. With its serrated roof and sand-colored geometry, the building is completely captivating, and will function primarily as a gallery space to house curations from the Colección, as well as exhibitions by other artists. Jumex’s current headliner is a blockbuster show dubbed A Place in Two Dimensions, which features artists from the Colección such as Thomas Ruff, Jorge Pardo, and Francis Alÿs alongside a solo display by Fred Sandback, a sculptor best known for his tied-off strings fraught with tension and delicacy. Curator Patrick Charpenel explained, “We wanted to play with the idea of being on the verge of collapse.” It’s a provocative sentiment, though it may contain a layer of reverse subtext: Mexico City—particularly on the arts front—is in modern-renaissance mode and is poised to flourish as a major and permanent international cultural player. Though, after this weekend, we’re sure many would argue that its moment is already in full swing.

Photos:Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

Will The Real James Bond Please Stand Up?

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Last night, the Barbican in London opened its Designing 007 exhibition, which coincides with 50 years of the James Bond franchise and celebrates what co-curator Bronwyn Cosgrave noted is “the cutting-edge style of Bond, as the look has always one step ahead.” From Sean Connery’s Aston Martin, which greets visitors as they walk in, to sketches and props like snake candlestick holders from Live and Let Die as well as David Morris jewels, this is a very comprehensive retrospective.

Partygoers at last night’s opening party, like Little Britain‘s David Walliams and Richard Buckley, were shaken and stirred in their finery, and all received a James Bond “passport” in lieu of a ticket. Fashion lovers will recognize sexy jersey dresses worn by the characters of Plenty O’Toole and Domino Derval mixed with Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, and Versace Bond girl ensembles. Speaking of which, legendary Golden Girl Shirley Eaton joked that her doppelgänger “had a cheekier bottom” than her famous derriere. As for the boys, I would take home any of the brocade Brioni dinner jackets in the Casino Royale room for my closet. Being a Bond show, après-ski and plage looks were aplenty, including the bikinis of Halle Barry and Ursula Andress. When I asked Oscar-winning costume designer and co-curator Lindy Hemming which was her most difficult fitting, she teased, “Daniel Craig’s Grigio Perla trunks,” with a sparkle in her eye. Those are on display along with the rest of the lot through September 5.

Lauren Hutton Assures: Glenn O’Brien’s Book Will Make You Better In Bed

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Kate Moss went on the record—and on the book jacket, in fact—to support Glenn O’Brien’s How to Be a Man. But she’s far from the only stylish woman (to say nothing of the men) to do so. “Read this book it—it will make you better in bed,” Lauren Hutton advised last night. “It makes you more of a gentleman, it makes you think and what could be better than thinking?” (The affection is evidently mutual: The silver-haired writer called Hutton out as his paragon of well-dressed womanhood in an interview with Style.com.) Hutton, along with some eminently well-suited gents, including Thom Browne, André Balazs, Stephen Burrows, Richard Buckley, and GQ‘s Jim Nelson, lined up at Bergdorf Goodman Men’s for an autographed copy of the book.

Balazs mentioned he’s known O’Brien since their club kid days at Area in the early eighties—and presumably seen him through a few sartorial iterations. “What he knows is not to let the clothes define the man, but the other way around,” the hotelier said.

But in some cases, the scribe himself helped to define the man. Rap legend Fab Five Freddy, who worked as a cameraman for O’Brien’s cable-access show TV Party, credits the guy for launching his music career. “It’s a lot deeper than how to be a man,” he explained. “From Glenn, I learned how to insert myself into the popular culture.”

Photo: David X Prutting / BFAnyc.com