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7 posts tagged "Richard Gere"

Jodie Foster Is Giorgio Armani’s Favorite Actress

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Jodi Foster in Armani

Or, at least, that’s what he told WWD today. The designer has reportedly created a range of power suits for Foster’s role in the upcoming film Elysium, which, out on August 9, is set in the year 2154 and also stars Matt Damon. Of course, Armani is no stranger to cinematic wares—last year, he outfitted the cast of The Dark Knight Rises, and, in the past, the label has dressed Richard Gere in American Gigolo, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery in the The Untouchables, Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible, and he’s even dabbled in pop star duds, creating costumes for Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Tour. No doubt, the Armani-clad Foster is in pretty good company.

Photo:© 2013, Columbia Pictures

Babyoncé Arrives (Maybe), Remembering Herb Ritts, A Roundup Of The New Spring Campaigns, And More…

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Has the new Beyoncé/Jay-Z collaboration finally dropped? The rumor mill (and, naturally, the British tabloid press) is buzzing that Beyoncé may have gone into labor, and may have given birth to a daughter whose name may be Tiana-May Carter. No official word yet from mom and pop. [Observer]

Nowness takes a look back through the career of legendary fashion photog Herb Ritts, unearthing a few choice unseen photos and reminiscences from his famous collaborators, including Cindy Crawford (left), Naomi Campbell, and Richard Gere. “All of us experienced pain with Herb, but the pain was worth it,” Campbell said. “You want one of those photographs in your lifetime of modeling.” [Nowness]

Speaking of fashion photographers, the world may have just gotten a new one: Critically lauded contemporary lensman Jack Pierson, who has just shot the new Bottega Veneta Spring campaign with Karmen Pedaru. [WWD]

And speaking of campaigns, here are all the latest from Spring. [Fashionologie]

Photo: Herb Ritts / Nowness.com

Dancing, Kissing, And Collaborating For The Cause

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Normally, it’s the rest of Coco Rocha that’s the moneymaker, but last night the model relied on her feet. Rocha closed out the program at ArtWalk, the annual fundraiser for Coalition for the Homeless, and having promised to do some Irish dancing if bidders pledged an additional $35,000 to the cause, ended up removing her Fendi heels and doing a real-deal jig.

“It is good to have in the back of your pocket,” Rocha said of her of somewhat hidden talent. (She’s shown it off during Fashion’s Night Out and on the runway at Jean Paul Gaultier, among other places.) The 23-year-old’s fancy footwork certainly helped her hold her own among the evening’s other two headliners, Richard Gere and Alec Baldwin.

At one point during bidding, a would-be donor offered $1,000—but demanded that Baldwin include a kiss. After all, getting value for your money is in these days. “This is a rough time for everybody. Even in my business—which, I’m certainly not suffering, but my business has changed also. So the 41,000 people in New York City who are homeless right now, and a large proportion of them kids—this is a really, really sad time,” Gere told Style.com.

Works by the likes of Jenny Holzer and Ed Ruscha were auctioned off, and Shepard Fairey accepted honors for his marriage of art and advocacy. To benefit the homeless, the artist has created a fundraising print in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation—a recognition, of sorts, of similar efforts undertaken by the foundation’s namesake in his lifetime. Rauschenberg cared, too, Gere recalled. “He was always difficult and ornery, but he showed up.”

Fendi On Wheels

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The 17th annual ArtWalk benefit hits New York tonight, with co-chairs Alec Baldwin, Carey Lowell, Richard Gere, and Coco Rocha hosting one of the social calendar’s most prominent benefit art auctions, with proceeds going to New York City’s Coalition for the Homeless. Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha, and Richard Phillips are among the artists who have donated their work to the silent and live auctions, but it’s a piece from evening sponsor Fendi that may have the evening’s fashion-world attendees buzzing. The label’s Selleria bike has Roman leather seats, wheel and handle covers, pump, basket, and vanity case—and, for the easily misdirected, a leather-covered GPS. ArtWalk? ArtRide!

Photo: Courtesy of ArtWalk

A Walk To Remember

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Arguably, the opportunity to be in a room with Alec Baldwin is, in this day and age, enough to coax anyone out on a rainy night. Now add to that a good cause (New York’s Coalition for the Homeless) and an auction that includes works by Francesco Clemente, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist, and Silvia Venturini Fendi. Yes, you read that last one correctly. Artwalk 2010—hosted by Baldwin, Richard Gere, and Carey Lowell, and honoring Rosenquist—does primarily draw from visual artists for its annual for-charity auction, but since Fendi has signed on as this year’s sponsor, the house matriarch (and accessories designer) has ponied up, too. Hitting the block will be a made-to-order Selleria Peekaboo bag (pictured), customizable from the leather or skin down to the stitching and lining, in 37 color variations. No wonder Isabella Rossellini, Selita Ebanks, Heather Marks, and Olympia Scarry are all expected at tonight’s event. Want to join them? Tickets are still available at www.artwalkny.org, where you can also bid on auction items.

Photo: Courtesy of Fendi