28 posts tagged "Scarlett Johansson"
I’ve seen Rufus Wainwright perform in all sorts of places: the great outdoors over a year ago at the Last Song of Summer fundraiser for Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, and then an elementary-school gymnasium a couple months back for the same benefit. There was the rousing revival of Judy Garland hits at Carnegie Hall, and then a gay piano bar on the L.E.S. In each one, the singer-songwriter and, as of this summer, opera composer, was the same: engaging, funny, and truly terrific. Tomorrow night, Wainwright returns to Carnegie Hall with a group of musicians including sister Martha Wainwright, Courtney Love, and Scarlett Johansson for a Gavin Friday and Friends concert to benefit (RED). On his playlist will be many of the songs from Milwaukee at Last!!!, his recording of a live performance in the Midwestern town, released last month. I sat down with Wainwright to talk about that concert, the Albert Maysles documentary that coincides with it, and, of course, his relationship with fashion.
On October 4, you’re back at Carnegie Hall. I saw you in your Judy Garland tribute there a few years ago. Do you particularly like that venue? Or do you just like Judy?
No, no. I am so proud to have called Carnegie Hall my New York home for many years now, whether it’s my Judy tribute, the Christmas shows, assorted benefits, and so forth. It’s a dream to many to play the venue. And before anyone asks me, I do know the way to get to Carnegie Hall: “Practice! Practice! Practice!”
It wasn’t coffee that jolted me awake this morning but an e-mail with the new Mango campaign starring Scarlett Johansson. There she was in all her blonde glory, sprawled out on a (very questionable) floral couch in a sweater and ripped nylons (which seem to be as trendy as ripped jeans and just as tacky). I thought I was having déjà vu, because just last night I had been ogling Great Kate’s new images for her Topshop line. There she was in all her blonde glory sprawled out in a sweater and ripped nylons. Is Scarlett Kate’s mini me? Tell us what you think about this double vision.
Billy Joel and his child bride, err, third wife, Katie Lee Joel, are getting a divorce, and yes, all the Movin’ Out jokes have already been made. More surprising? Yigal Azrouël’s reported role in the breakup. Not agreeing, just reporting. [Page Six]
Hollywood is looking for a new bride of Frankenstein, and they’d like her to be hot. So far, Scarlett Johansson and Anne Hathaway have been short-listed; personally, we think Megan Fox is a shoe-in. Who do you think should play the new bridezilla? [Page Six]
Serial separator Sean Penn has been linked to Lindsay Lohan, but sources blame Natalie Portman for the actor’s erratic marital behavior and his decision to drop out of two movies. Scandalous! And doubtful. [Page Six]
Mango has executed a neat do-si-do, replacing longtime brand ambassador Penélope Cruz with her Vicky Cristina Barcelona co-star Scarlett Johansson. The actress seems to be channelling Marilyn Monroe via Grease‘s Sandy in this exclusive sneak-peek photo from the Mario Sorrenti-shot Fall ’09 campaign.
A group of Angelenos will be celebrating Earth Day in style at tonight’s inaugural “Out of the Ordinary” event at L.A.’s vintage mecca The Way We Wore. Hosted by Dita Von Teese and Debi Mazar, the party and fashion presentation will showcase 32 revamped looks from the likes of Juan Carlos Obando, Kevan Hall, and Swan Song. “By its very nature, vintage clothing is as green as you can get,” says The Way We Wore owner and “Out of the Ordinary” founder Doris Raymond, who has fans in John Galliano, Angelina Jolie, Thakoon Panichgul, Scarlett Johansson, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O. “We all have things in our closets that we no longer relate to or perhaps have become damaged.” Raymond has rounded up some of her favorite designers and given them access to vintage pieces that needed a facelift. Current/Elliott turned a 1960′s nylon chiffon dress into a Grecian one-shoulder number that Emma Roberts wore on The Tonight Show recently. Jeremy Scott took apart a long-sleeve sequined fuchsia dress and remade it into a mini with encased boning and cutout circular shapes lined in black satin (rumor has it that Lady Gaga has first dibs). All of the looks are on the auction block to benefit Future Fashion, a nonprofit initiative promoting sustainable practices in the apparel industry. Visit www.ebay.com/thewaywewore through May 2 to see before-and-after shots or to score yourself a sustainable purchase.