Nancy Davis pulled off another star-studded, casualty-free weekend of skiing in Aspen, with no help from the weather. Sure, there was good powder locally for the second annual Race to Erase MS -- the problem was there was good powder almost everywhere...
Nancy Davis pulled off another star-studded, casualty-free weekend of skiing in Aspen, with no help from the weather. Sure, there was good powder locally for the second annual Race to Erase MS -- the problem was there was good powder almost everywhere else. Almost all the flights from New York were canceled, although billionaire David Koch's plane did manage to get out. Others had to bus it from Denver. In the end, 27 teams of celebrities and pros hit the slopes on Saturday after a night of partying at the Hotel Jerome.
"I just learned to ski in December, so now I can take advantage of all those ski invitations I used to throw away," said Pierce Brosnan. Of being invited to Davis's Aspen annual, he mused, "I was always into being a serious actor. Now I guess I'm a celebrity."
"This is my first time in Aspen," said Marlee Matlin. "They volunteered me to race. I didn't volunteer myself." Although Matlin did her best on the racecourse, model Beverly Johnson had some trouble.
"They took me to the top of the mountain and by the time I got down to the racecourse, I was petrified," said Johnson. "I basically chickened out of the race."
Gloria Estefan didn't race either, but that was because of her fused spine. And Kim Alexis bowed out because she's seven months pregnant.
After the races, the group headed to the Ritz Carlton for a gala dinner and auction.
Paul Marciano's offer to feature someone's child in a Guess? ad went for $27,000 after a bidding war -- so he kicked in another ad, which went to the losing bidder for $20,000. Other hot items included a date with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Stacey Williams, a date with Fabio, a dinner party for 50 catered by Wolfgang Puck, and a shoot with Karl Lagerfeld as photographer in Paris or New York
"Excuse me," warned emcee Dennis Miller, "but Lagerfeld does not shoot color."
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion