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August 28 2014

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Style Cycle: Fashion’s Finest Moments on Two Wheels

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bike-sizedAll eyes have been on the World Cup the past few weeks. In case you missed it (or were too busy watching the Couture shows in Paris), another of the world’s greatest sporting events, Le Tour de France, has just gotten under way. But bicycles aren’t just for guys in jerseys—fashion has adopted the bike as one of its favorite accessories. (The art set is also having a bike moment—just check out the current Joyride exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery on Broome Street, featuring cycle-inspired pieces by Ai Weiwei, KAWS, Tom Sachs, Richard Prince, Dan Colen, and more.) In honor of the historic, cross-country cycling race, which ends July 27, we put together a few of our favorite fashionable biking moments from the streets. We dare you to try biking in heels.

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The Doors Of Studio 54 Reopen, Grace Kelly The Barbie, Oprah And Ralph Lauren Join Forces Again, And More…

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The wild nights at Studio 54 are long over, but a new show hosted by Marc Benecke, who manned the door, and Myra Scheer, a former assistant to Steve Rubell, will bring the club to life once more. The show, which makes its debut Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Channel 15, will host guests who frequented Studio 54, including Carolina and Reinaldo Herrera, Pat Cleveland, and Stephen Burrows. [WWD]

Barbie is paying tribute to Hollywood starlet-turned-princess Grace Kelly with three collectible dolls as part of the Barbie Collector series. The dolls come with some of Kelly’s most iconic looks, including the blue gown she wore in Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, her wedding dress, and a floral black dress she wore at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955. [Vogue U.K.]

The fashion world went nuts when Oprah scored an on-camera interview with Ralph Lauren (the designer’s first in decades) during the final days of her show. As it turns out, that was just a warm-up. On October 24, the two will take the stage at Lincoln Center for a benefit gala, which Oprah will host and lead a conversation about Lauren’s life and career. [WWD]

Spin dedicated its September issue to artists and style, featuring St. Vincent front woman Annie Clark on the cover. To preview her new album, Spin will host a soldout August 25 show on the roof of the Met—the first concert to ever be held on the museum’s rooftop. [Spin]

Susan Sarandon On Little Girls Vs. Grown Men

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She’s New York’s most visible Ping-Pong propagandist, but it’s Oscar week, so Susan Sarandon is spreading the word in L.A. The SPiN NYC investor was holding court at the Mondrian, where the club—which, by the way, is looking to open an L.A. branch—was hosting a party with Herbalife. “Ping-Pong has a very, very wide demographic. And it’s the only sport where little girls can beat grown men,” the actress offered. As for helping focus frazzled brains, she said, “It’s even supposedly better than crossword puzzles.”

Trendy, supposedly therapeutic—it goes without saying that the game’s got a celebrity following. Josh Brolin lurked near the tables on the Mondrian’s pool patio, while an Entourage crew scouted the setup space for a future episode. Later on, Jamie Foxx came by to show off some of the skills that have made him the rumored king of Ping-Pong’s big-name enthusiasts—a crowd that also includes George Clooney, Sean Penn, and Ed Norton.

The game has a foothold here—less clear is whether Tinseltown is ready for the harsh realities of competitive Ping-Pong. As Sarandon pointed out, “It’s not like basketball or football, where you know immediately that you suck. You really can delusionally think that you’re pretty good—and then suddenly, you get killed.”

Photo: Amanda Schwab / Startraks Photo

Is Chris Benz Thinking Rackets For Resort?

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Chris Benz may have thrown his after-party last night at Flatiron Ping-Pong palace SPiN, but the designer himself confessed to having no plans to pick up a paddle. Out in the main pong area, club co-owner Susan Sarandon was watching as players including 30 Rock star Judah Friedlander and Andre Royo of The Wire whizzed balls back and forth across tables, but in the back room, where Benz had set up camp for the night, the vibe was more mellow. “I’m a casual player,” Benz said. “Which is probably overstating it, actually. I grew up playing tennis, so my instinct with Ping-Pong is to whack the ball way over the end of the table. I’m not going to embarrass myself tonight.” Not that Benz wasn’t seizing design inspiration from his surroundings: One of the club’s founders, he said, had shown up with “a Ping-Pong paddle fanny pack-type thing,” which Benz agreed had serious accessory potential. “I’m thinking, Resort,” he deadpanned. “I could do a whole racket sport theme.” Game on.

Photo: Ben Gabbe/Patrick McMullan.com