It’s a wrap for “Paris Match,” starring Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton. But now that filming is over, director Lawrence Kasdan has to come up with a new name. “Paris Match,” which is also the title of the French weekly magazine, has already been taken by an upcoming French movie. Before she left Paris, Ryan was spotted asking Parisians if they had any ideas for a title.
The pre-publicity machine has begun. Even though Michael Gross’s new book, “Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women,” won’t hit bookstores until April (coinciding with New York’s Fashion Week), the author has begun releasing information on the tome. An early glimpse of the cover, designed by Fabien Baron, shows a 1965 Bert Stern photograph of the model Veruschka and David Bailey. Published by William Morrow & Co., the book contains 60 photographs and the stories of such top models as Suzy Parker, Lisa Fonssagrives, Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy, as well as today’s supermodels Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington.
Herve Leger, whose bandage dresses are a favorite among the well-toned set, has some new fans: the Princess of Wales, who recently wore a backless number at Versailles, and Nicole Kidman, who’s wearing his designs in “Batman Forever.”
Fashion is his first love, but ballet is his second. So Chanel’s Gilles Dufour has designed costumes for the ballet of “The Prophet.” Based on Khalil Gibran’s book, it will open at Venice’s Teatro la Fenice on Jan. 19, and Joseph Rusillo will be directing.