GOLDBAGS: There are goldfingers, goldmembers — and gold logos. The most fabulous of recent movie promotional items is the logo tote New Line Cinema has sent out to promote its new release "Austin Powers in Goldmember." The bag is very similar to...
GOLDBAGS: There are goldfingers, goldmembers — and gold logos. The most fabulous of recent movie promotional items is the logo tote New Line Cinema has sent out to promote its new release "Austin Powers in Goldmember." The bag is very similar to the Louis Vuitton version, with gold on brown and big "G"’s where the LV’s should be. It also includes a change purse and a canvas "G" file folder inside. Vuitton executives in New York said they hadn’t seen the bag and couldn’t comment on possible copyright infringement or counterfeiting charges. A New Line spokeswoman stressed the bag won’t be for sale and that the company thought it was a fun idea because Austin Powers is a Seventies icon just like Vuitton. Besides, she added, it was a way for New Line to brand its iconic "G." So, now, what does Gucci think?
Meanwhile, following a screening in New York of the film Wednesday night, Beyoncé Knowles sashayed into Barneys wearing a body-hugging gold gown and said she’ll next be filming "Fighting Temptations" with Cuba Gooding Jr. Other guests included Carol Alt, Nicole Miller, Howard Socol and Spike Lee, who said his next movie, "The 25th Hour" with Edward Norton, will be released in December. A source estimated "Goldmember" will do $75 million in its first weekend.
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