It just happened this minute! Blonde and vivacious Emily Lloyd, the talented young British actress, is engaged to director Danny Huston. Emily practically shot to stardom in her first movie, "Wish You Were Here." Danny, the late John Huston's son and...
It just happened this minute! Blonde and vivacious Emily Lloyd, the talented young British actress, is engaged to director Danny Huston. Emily practically shot to stardom in her first movie, "Wish You Were Here." Danny, the late John Huston's son and Anjelica Huston's brother, was last married to and divorced from Virginia Madsen, another blonde movie star. He has more fun with them, at least for a while.
Prince Albert of Monaco, who has been linked with just about everybody who is female and under 90, is now reported to have found a new baby. She's a beautiful blonde Norwegian -- aren't they all? -- called Mette Hermansen. Just his cup of smorgasbord -- but far from the main course.
One hears Robert Altman and Charlotte Rampling were not too terribly impressed by that lineup of mostly French debutantes who came out in Paris at the exquisite Salon Marie-Antoinette at the Hotel Crillon. Neither were others, although those who were sentimentally or professionally attached to the 27 demoiselles thought everything was perfectly lovely. Says one critic, who has seen it all and done it all: "The 27 girls were so awkward and dressed in 27 of the most awful creations that 27 top fashion designers could come up with. Except perhaps for Bruce Oldfield (he dressed Georgina Hebblethwaite), who seemed to know what he was doing. The debutantes walked so brusquely -- even though they were wearing horrors. Why don't these young women learn to walk with some grace? It would help them in their social life if they only realized. The audience was filled with la creme de la creme and descendants of nobility. It was easy to spot the mothers -- they were the only ones in the place that looked proud." Zingggg!
Persian Princess Sarvenaz Pahlavi, once a part of the young New York set that went everywhere and did everything night after night, has settled down in Dallas and just loves her life there. She especially loves her new job -- she's the head of communications for Loyd-Paxton, the 33-year-old Dallas antiques and interior design firm that some consider the tippy-toppiest in the Southwest. The principals, Loyd Ray Taylor and Charles Paxton Gremillion, are cuckoo about Sarvenaz and she's wild about them. They just giggle and gambol and have the best old Texas time together.They're still talking about the birthday party the pretty princess gave for Paxton Gremillion, taking over the elegant Highland Park Cafe and inviting 30 of his best friends. There were silver and gold balloons everywhere and enough French champagne to rock the room. In the candlelight, one could make out such as Henry S. Miller Jr. and his wife Juanita; plastic surgeon to the elite Sam Hamra and his wife Sonja, and State Representative Brian McCall. Later this month, Loyd-Paxton will give a grand party at the behest of the American Society of Interior Designers with the cream of architects and decorators from all over, hundreds of them, meeting at the Loyd-Paxton establishment. Sarvenaz is at the ready.
Stephanie Guest's mother, the movie star Joan Bennett, was one of three beautiful sisters, the others being Constance Bennett, also a movie star, and Barbara Bennett, thought by some to be the loveliest of the three. Stephanie herself is one of four beautiful sisters -- Diana Fox, Melinda Markey and Shelley Wanger Mortimer are the others. Which seemed like the best of reasons to give her Manhattan restaurant, formerly called Stephanie's, a new name, Sorelle, meaning "sisters" in Italian, and to change the decor to match the name. She painted the whole place white except for the dark wainscoting and there are lots of red and white checks and red and white stripes everywhere. Plus the menu, which is as Italian as you can get. The chef is Sicilian, and the maitre d' is related to Jon Bon Jovi. For music, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald sing away in the background, if not in the flesh. Sorelle will even hold a table for them -- if they call in advance.
The walls are hung with photographs, movie stills, posters and paparazzi shots of famous sisters. The other night, Janet Leigh came in with her daughter, Kelley, and saw her pictures behind the bar -- one from "Psycho" with Vera Miles, who played Janet's sister in the movie, and one with her two daughters, Kelley and Jamie Lee Curtis. Janet loved the whole idea. Now Stephanie is looking for a picture of the Seven Sutherland Sisters of yesteryear, who were famous for a lot of things, but mostly because they all had hair so long they could sit on it. When those ladies had a bad hair day, there was really hell to pay.This Palm Beach season looms -- and looms is the mot juste -- as a redux of the last, with charity parties so crowding the calendar that there hardly seems room for a little dinner with friends. But grandiosity, Palm Beach style, pervades these benefits and it's enough to bring out the likes of Marylou Whitney, the wealthy widow of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, who now has apartments in Palm Beach and Miami (to be near her horses). She is not alone. Gale Brophy of the racing Brophys, Mrs. F. Warrington Gillet Jr., Mrs. George Flagler Matthews and the philanthropist Celia Farris are all up to their kazoos (look it up) in upcoming events. Celia, who built a medical building at the hospital in honor of her late husband, and Betsy Matthews are the honorary chairman and chairman, respectively, of the Good Samaritan Hospital Centennial Ball tomorrow night at the Flagler Museum. Other resort names connected with the event are board members Alfonso Fanjul Jr., Gerald Goldsmith, John R. Drexel 3rd, David Mahoney, Byron Ramsing -- who has been president of those two bastions of Palm Beach exclusivity, the Everglades Club and the Bath and Tennis -- Peter Ordway and the board chairman Sidney Kohl. Impressed? Oh well.
The PB movers are also thrilled to be going to the American Red Cross Polo Lunch, which is being given at a tent adjacent to the Polo Stadium on March 6. Gale Brophy, who has her very own stable, as does her husband Giles, is the general chairman ably assisted by Eles Gillet and Marylou Whitney. The Maharajah of Jaipur (Bubbles to that crowd), Susan Lucci, Peter Jennings, Dick Smothers, Gary Collins, Mary Ann Mobley and a lot of others just like them will be on hand. Right after lunch they'll repair to the Polo Stadium for the big polo match sponsored by Audermars Piguet and Worth Magazine. You cannot imagine how flying hooves turn this group on.
Gale Brophy, particularly, has been working so very hard on this event. She is never without her mobile phone -- even at lunch! Is that good?
And Adnan Khashoggi, who has been spending the holidays in Palm Beach, rented two residences there for his family and staff. He is said to be looking for a house to buy on the island. Maybe yours?Henry Kravis was -- maybe still is -- in Paris celebrating his 50th birthday with Marie Josee Drouin, the Canadian woman who is slated to be the next Mrs. Henry Kravis. Also along on the birthday jaunt are Henry's son Robby and his daughter Kimberly, known as KK. Yes, indeed. Things keep getting seriouser and seriouser.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.