Fashion Scoops: Just for Kicks … Factory Figures … Cold Front
JUST FOR KICKS: David Beckham, who’s currently playing soccer for Real Madrid, is said to have inked a pact with Coty Beauty. Rumor has it that the heartthrob star (also known as Golden Boots) and his wife,...
JUST FOR KICKS: David Beckham, who’s currently playing soccer for Real Madrid, is said to have inked a pact with Coty Beauty. Rumor has it that the heartthrob star (also known as Golden Boots) and his wife, Victoria (a.k.a. Posh Spice), have jointly signed a fragrance license with the firm. A first scent under the Beckham banner should be out as early as spring. Score another one for celebrity scents.FACTORY FIGURES: The fame-obsessed Andy Warhol — John Galliano’s inspiration for his Dior spring couture collection — would surely have relished the paparazzi gridlock actress Monica Bellucci created when she arrived for the house’s presentation on Monday. But La Bellissima, who refused to remove her sunglasses because of “a problem I’m having with the light today,” parted the barrier of photographers like Moses split the Red Sea. Next month, Bellucci is planning to start filming a romantic comedy opposite Gérard Depardieu and directed by France’s Bertrand Blier, and she explained that she’s getting into the fashion thing. Later in the spring, she’ll guest star in an edition of “Citizen K” devoted almost entirely to her style.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the runway, rocker Marianne Faithfull, who had to cancel her European tour last fall for medical reasons, said she was “feeling better” and ready to jump back onstage. “I’m opening my tour in New York in March,” she said. Sofia Coppola, who was sitting nearby, is living in Paris as she prepares to make a movie about Marie Antoinette, and said she thought Galliano would have been the ill-fated queen’s “first choice for dresses if she were still alive today.” She added that her request to film at the royal palace at Versailles had been approved. COLD FRONT: The snowstorm that slammed the U.S. this past weekend left a few empty seats at the couture on Monday. Julianne Moore, who was expected to be in Dior’s front row, couldn’t make it because her flight was canceled. Another latecomer was Saks Fifth Avenue’s Joseph Boitano.FULL SUIT: Forget the celebrities and the clients. All eyes at today’s Christian Lacroix couture show will be on the three Falic brothers — Simon, Jerome and Leon — who are poised to buy the house of Lacroix from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. But it will be the buyer’s moment, not the seller’s. LVMH chief Bernard Arnault is not expected to attend.CRUZ CONTROL: When Giorgio Armani tried to stage a fashion show in Paris six years ago, the police shut him down. So on Monday, the designer took care to see that the head count for his presentation didn’t exceed 200. Still, there was plenty of room for celebrities, from Claudia Cardinale and Emmanuelle Béart to Penélope Cruz, the last in a figure-hugging black Armani pantsuit. “I really admire what Armani does, so I had to see his first couture show,” Cruz said amid the paparazzi frenzy. Since she has four movies coming out this year, she said she’ll need lots of dresses for her premieres and press trips. Not that she had time to take in any more couture shows. “I have to go see my family in Spain,” she said, flashing that million-dollar smile.LUCKY NUMBER: “I wanted it to be very Parisian,” said designer Loulou de la Falaise of her second Paris boutique, on Rue Cambon, which she will open with a party tonight. “It’s important to make a mark at home before you go abroad.” (De la Falaise opened her first shop, across the Seine on the Left Bank, two years ago.) She recruited architect Yann Le Coadic to decorate the new one in a style she calls a “Chinese jewel box.” So, accordingly, there are floor-to-ceiling mirrors framed in red-lacquered trim, red-lacquered display cases and bamboo-style racks. The shop is smack in between Chanel and the high-traffic Rue St. Honoré, which de la Falaise thinks will attract an international clientele for her feminine wares. But that wasn’t what sold the designer on the location. It was its address: 21. “I’m superstitious,” she said. She explained her first boutique is at 7 Rue Bourgone. But did that mean that she skipped 14? “I didn’t,” she said. “I opened my first shop on Valentine’s Day.”
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