Fashion Scoops: Narcisco’s Angels…Express Gets The Green Light…Maxed Out
NARCISO’S ANGELS: Demi Moore missed him by a day, but Angeleno fans Jacqui Getty and Kelly Lynch made darn sure to get face time with Narciso Rodriguez during his two-hour visit last Friday afternoon — his first...
NARCISO’S ANGELS: Demi Moore missed him by a day, but Angeleno fans Jacqui Getty and Kelly Lynch made darn sure to get face time with Narciso Rodriguez during his two-hour visit last Friday afternoon — his first on the West Coast and part of a two-day trunk show at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. In all, the event rung up slightly more than $200,000, with such top sellers as a black stretch cashmere coat, $2,380; a sleeveless black beaded dress with pink insets, $3,295; a sleeveless black dress with white insets, $1,295 — the same style Renee Russo wore the evening before at the Barneys-hosted dinner in the designer’s honor, and a black wool cotton velvet jacket, $1,425, and matching A-line skirt, $795. Lynch, among the dinner’s guests, popped in the next day so Rodriguez could personally fit the cocktail look she’s wearing this month at the Venice Film Festival for the premiere of “Lost in Translation,” the Sofia Coppola-directed film produced by her husband, Mitch Glazer. “Narciso’s my new favorite designer,” said the fashion-loving actress, who was meeting Rodriguez for the first time despite owning several of his pieces. “These new rehashed vintage clothes by other designers aren’t speaking to me. But his clothes are so sexy without being vulgar. He gets a woman completely.”
EXPRESS GETS THE GREEN LIGHT: Never thought you’d hear Express in the same breath as Ben Affleck? It’s true. Although the Hollywood hunk has been known for sporting YSL and Gucci lately, his independent filmmaking venture with Matt Damon, “Project Greenlight,” has partnered with the retail chain for its second film, “The Battle of Shaker Heights,” which premiered Monday night in Universal City. Although Affleck and Damon wore their own casual duds at the 90-degree premiere, the producers, directors, screenwriter and film’s male star, Shia Le Boeuf, all sported Express duds. And the film’s female star, Amy Smart, mixed in Express pieces with her vintage wardrobe, styled by costume designer Bega Metzner, daughter of fashion photographer Sheila. The Ohio-based chain has been making inroads into the worldof independent film, having sponsored the Independent Spirit Awards for the past four years, and providing wardrobes for 10 independent films made this year, with Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts and Gretchen Mol among the stars to don Express. Express also can be seen in the current art house hit, “The Secret Lives of Dentists,” on the backs of Campbell Scott and Paul Rudd.
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