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POP TO IT: Who said fashion-show invitations had no value? Christie’s in Paris, which is auctioning off a collection of contemporary art owned by designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac on July 3, expects some of his art to fetch from...
POP TO IT: Who said fashion-show invitations had no value? Christie’s in Paris, which is auctioning off a collection of contemporary art owned by designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac on July 3, expects some of his art to fetch from $600 to $20,000. Mind you, they are original artworks. Since the late Sixties, de Castelbajac has commissioned the likes of Keith Haring, Jean-Charles Blais and Pierre et Gilles to create his invitations. Also up for grabs at the auction are several of de Castelbajac’s handpainted dresses and works by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Sandro Chia, and photos by artists Nan Goldin, Andre Serrano and Cindy Sherman.
PLAYING IT SAFE: Usually, the cocktails part of a charity benefit takes place just before the meal is served, but for the upcoming 25th anniversary luncheon of Safe Horizon on May 6, the revelry kicked off Monday night with a pre-party hosted by Malaak Compton-Rock, Cynthia Lufkin and Jessica Seinfeld at the Calvin Klein store on Madison Avenue. (Bruce Klatsky, chairman of Calvin Klein’s new parent company, Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., is being honored at the luncheon along with Louis Camilleri, chief executive of Altria.)
The trio was, naturally, decked out in Calvin Klein dresses they were able to select for the night, which Seinfeld described as a somewhat unusual occurrence for her, since she’s generally too wrapped up in the logistics of her own clothing-drive charity, Baby Buggy Inc., and raising her children to worry about appearances.
"I just try not to go out of the house with yogurt on my sleeves or baby food in my hair," she said. "I don’t even go out much. I’d rather stay home with the kids as much as possible."
LEAVE IT TO DIVA: The Costume Institute at the Met isn’t the only museum space to go for goddesses. On April 30, London’s Getty Images Gallery will unveil an exhibition called Style Queens, featuring photographs of more than 50 actresses, royals, models and socialites who have made headlines over the past century. The curators of the show include Lucy Yeomans, the editor of Harpers & Queen, her art director Sheila Jack and fashion director Alison Edmond. The queens include Princess Diana, Madonna, Coco Chanel, Diana Vreeland, Jane Birkin and Jacqueline Kennedy. "Style doesn’t have to be a label. It’s not something you can find in your wardrobe," said Yeomans. "You’ve either got it or you haven’t, and these women definitely have it." Style Queens will run through June 5.RUNNING WOMEN: Celebrities are continuing to make tracks to Revlon’s Run/Walk for Women on May 3. In addition to the already announced co-hosts — Diane Sawyer, Renée Zellweger and Jennifer Connelly — and event spokeswoman Karen Duffy, Julianne Moore has just confirmed she’ll be hitting the streets for the 5K event that kicks off in Times Square. Also this year, "Law & Order" actor Jesse L. Martin will sing at the opening of the event, which raises funds for women battling cancer.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)