Eve, Natasha Bedingfield, Eva Amurri, Denise Richards, Gayle King and the rest of Wednesday’s lineup at the Red Dress show were all business — show business.
Newscaster Ann Curry was a little taken aback by the 1,000-person crowd, which included Matthew McConaughey in the front row. “I rarely have my nails done, and I have sparkles on my arm — I don’t know how well that will go over the next time I go to Pakistan,” she said.
Curry was one of the few not hawking her own film, book, TV show, hair care line, skin care products or fashion. Dita Von Teese, Camila Alves, Taraji P. Henson, Laila Ali, Dania Ramirez, Amurri, Richards, Suzanne Somers and a host of others had something to sell and were more than happy to work the room.
Eve was talking up her forthcoming album, “Lip Lock,” but don’t cross her professionally. “I fired everyone in my life last year and cleared out all the cobwebs,” she said.
Von Teese, in Zac Posen, seemed aware of her omnipresence. “Right now I am trying not to be photographed with my mouth open,” she said. Richards, in a Matthew Williamson gown, buttoned up when asked about ex-husband Charlie Sheen. She did open up about a new book — “but it won’t be a tell-all.”
Gayle King has had it with the questions about her relationship with Oprah Winfrey. “I have been asked and asked so many times,” she said. “And there’s nothing wrong with it [being a couple]. I would tell you if we were and so would she.”
King was beyond enthused to be wearing a Donna Karan gown, excited the designer had “picked” her.
Olympic skater Johnny Weir (in Gareth Pugh metallic leggings) dropped by while the models were lining up. Chris Benz also ducked backstage to cheer on his catwalker, Amurri, whose mother, Susan Sarandon, was out front. Ali said she relies on her father Muhammad’s advice: “Never step on anybody to get ahead.” McConaughey’s partner, Alves, was not having preshow heart palpitations, nor did she need his advice. “This is a girl thing,” she said, flexing her muscles for effect.
Dressed in street clothes after the show, Bedingfield stopped dead in her tracks heading for the door. “Oh, are those from tonight?” she cooed to the house photographer, who was scrolling through images. “Pick that one.”
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In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye