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July 29 2014

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11 posts tagged "Sean Avery"

Mega Watts

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Photographer Ben Watts (pictured, left) knows how to throw a party—and last night was no exception. Despite the threat of thunderstorms, a line of guests snaked around the block from Milk Gallery for his latest project, the Ben Watts’ Mix Tape exhibit co-hosted by HTC and MADE Fashion Week. The exhibition, which features Watts’ signature sun-drenched shots of Montauk surfers and beach-bound models, drew a packed audience including sister Naomi Watts (pictured), Liev Schreiber, Alessandra Ambrosio (pictured, below), DJ Chelsea Leyland, and Emilie de Ravin. “Today it’s all about instant gratification,” said Watts, who created the techno-hued collages using his phone and his new “WattsUpPhoto” app, which launched last week. “I used to use Polaroids, but we’re living in a digital world—I like to share what I do with as many people as possible.” When partygoers started snapping their own pics of the work, Watts quipped, “When I see people using their phones creatively, it makes me smile.”

Among the crowd favorites? Surfboards flaunting life-size shots of barely-clad beauties including Behati Prinsloo, Chanel Iman, and Dree Hemingway (pictured, below)—the latter of whom revealed her personal mantra for fashion week. “The less serious you are about it, the better,” she demurred. “Fashion is all about having fun.” To that end, around 10 p.m., Hemingway and her boyfriend, The Fat Radish’s Phil Winser, decamped to the Standard Hotel for the celebratory dinner, where André Balazs, Sean Avery, Andy Cohen, Constance Jablonski, and Waris Ahluwalia fêted the photographer.

As for Watts’ sister Naomi, who has been filming in London and flew in for the occasion, runway shows were far from her mind. “I had no idea it was fashion week,” admitted the Diana star to Style.com. Has playing the style-savvy Princess of Wales crept into the Aussie actress’ personal wardrobe? “The double-breasted, shoulder-padded suit has been featuring heavily in my life, but it’s really not my thing. I don’t think I’ll be bringing that one back.”

Photos: David X. Prutting / BFAnyc.com

Burch and Co. Bring The Big Bucks, Fashion’s New Crawford, And More…

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Chace Crawford is guest-editing Grazia Daily this week, making him the most famous fashion intern since Sean Avery. The guy’s not exactly known for his high-fashion bona fides, but we’re guessing this matters to the smitten girls who’ll be tuning in, oh, not at all. [Grazia]

Helmut Lang menswear has a new guiding light: Naoki Takizawa, a veteran of Issey Miyake, will take over the design of the men’s collection come Fall. [WWD]

T sits down with famed illustrator Jean Philippe Delhomme, whose distinctive drawings have graced campaigns for Barneys and NYC’s The Mark. The takeaway? “Fashion people are disconnected from reality.” Debate freely, below. [T]

And last night, DVF, Theory’s Andrew Rosen, and Tory Burch presented President Clinton a $1 million check from the CFDA’s “Fashion for Haiti” campaign for the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Maybe not so disconnected from reality, after all?

Photo: Courtesy of the CFDA

Teen Jagger, Lily’s Lucky Charms, And More…

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Meet Georgia May: The youngest of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall’s progeny is the new face of Hudson Jeans, the only company that seems to have any money these days. And, as if one insanely famous name weren’t enough, the ads were shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Camilla Nickerson. See what we mean about the money? [WWD]

If Sean Avery is to be believed, Alexandra Richards is an impressive multitasker. The hockey star espied the model-slash-DJ getting a pedicure while spinning at Surf Lodge in Montauk. [Page Six]

Lily Allen’s new jewelry lines features pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. OK, not exactly, but it does have poodles. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Jonathan Hordle / Rex USA

Photo: Jim Dyson / Getty Images

Blasblog: Chanel Fêtes Its Beauty Ambassadors

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Chanel should’ve put out an announcement on the Upper East Side: “Please steer clear of La Goulue on Tuesday evening.” The Madison Avenue restaurant, which was reportedly going to shutter this week, was taken over by the French fashion house to announce its new beauty ambassador program, and the resulting crush caused some dismay among the stroller-pushing locals. The It girls-cum-ambassadors in question? Jen Brill, Poppy Delevingne, Vanessa Traina, Leigh Lezark, and Caroline Sieber—a total of five, which lest we forget was Mademoiselle’s favorite number. And their rabble-rousing friends? Chloë Sevigny, Sean Avery, Josephine de la Baume, and Amanda Brooks, among others, most of whom spilled out onto the sidewalk gossiping, smoking, and quaffing Champagne. “I’d just like to point out that before we came here this place was supposed to shut down,” Lezark said, noting that La Goulue received a reprieve from its landlord that will leave it open throughout the summer. “But then, that’s the power of Coco.” Indeed, nearly all of the partygoers were decked out in the double Cs. Well, except one: Alexa Chung. After a long day of working on her MTV show, she didn’t have time to put on her borrowed goods and opted for an H&M shift dress. “But with Chanel shoes, and they’re real!” she pointed out. “Oh no, did I mess up on my first Chanel party in this town?” Safe to say the new Williamsburg resident didn’t ruffle any feathers. La Goulue’s days may be numbered, but there are no doubt many more Chanel fêtes in Chung’s future.

Blasblog: The Interim Beatrice Inn

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The enormous hole left agape in New York’s downtown lounge circuit when the Beatrice Inn was closed for a laundry list of violations a few months ago has been partially filled by the Tribeca bar 77 Warren, conveniently opened by Beatrice regular (and sometime New York Ranger) Sean Avery, Smith & Mills co-owner Chris Miller, and Beatrice Inn co-founder Matt Abramcyk. Although the chic nightspot—which somehow blends posh wood paneling and Diane Arbus artwork with hockey jerseys and flat-screen TVs that, yes, occasionally showcase sporting events (but only the trendy ones, like Lakers games)—has been open a few weeks now. Thursday night tested the new place’s staying power when it hosted the unofficial Burberry after-party. It passed. Kelly Klein and Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer were holding court with Catherine Keener and Brendan Shanahan at the booth nearest the door; next to them were Jen Brill, Byrdie Bell, Hilary Rhoda, and Bonnie Morrison having a late-night dinner; and bringing up the rear were Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Sophia Hesketh, Magnus Berger, and Brooke Geahan. Not bad for a soft opening. “The best part about this place is the food,” said Brill. She wasn’t kidding: At her table was a roast chicken, a house salad, grilled cheese, and, according to Avery himself, the best mac and cheese in New York City.

Photo: Will Ragozzino/PatrickMcMullan.com