BOAT SHOW: Jeffrey Kalinsky and Nate Berkus hosted the seventh annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares fund-raiser on the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Monday evening, raising $550,000 for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Lambda Legal Defense Fund, GMHC and the Point Foundation. “I like big boats and I cannot lie,” semi-rapped Peter Som of the locale on the World War II aircraft carrier. “It’s a great cause and I would do anything to support Jeffrey,” said Jason Wu, who will be the guest designer for the second time at the Jeffrey Fashion Cares event in Atlanta in August, which will celebrate its 19th anniversary there. Also on hand for the party and runway show were Joseph Altuzarra, Adam Lippes, Sophie Theallet, Crystal Renn and Fernanda Motta. ck one model and musician Sky Ferreira, whose recently released album “As If!” has been working its way up the iTunes chart, said she’s already working on her next album, set for a late summer release. The 18-year-old was channeling Drew Barrymore’s “Poison Ivy” look with a knotted shirt. “This is my mom’s shirt, but I managed to make it look sluttier,” she laughed.
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HITTING THE WEB: Miu Miu will launch its first e-store on April 6, its largest boutique in the world offering the brand’s full collections. The site also includes a “fashion show selection” offering exclusive key looks from Miu Miu’s Paris runway, a top zoom function that helps simulate a live shopping experience, and a newsletter for special online-only products, events and brand initiatives. The site will launch simultaneously in 17 European countries, the U.S. and Japan
VENETIAN BLIND: The roof leaks. The outside walls, made of plaster and stone, are partially disintegrated. Wracked by poor drainage, the pavement out front is askew. But the Venice pavilion, a striking white edifice among 30 national pavilions at the Venice Biennale’s park site, will get a new lease on life, thanks to Louis Vuitton and Arzana Navi, a Venetian maker of sailing yachts. The two firms said Wednesday they would fund a restoration of the 1932 building by architect Brenno Del Giudice. Vuitton’s executive vice president Pietro Beccari said the restoration would be completed in time for the opening of the contemporary art expo on June 1. He did not disclose how much Vuitton is investing.
PAINT IT BLACK: Bulgari celebrated in its newly minted partnership with the New Zealand Rugby Union with several former members of the legendary All Blacks team at a cocktail at the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair. Though they won’t get to defend their country’s colors in the Rugby World Cup, which New Zealand is hosting from September, the retired internationals were all gunning for a win, especially as New Zealand has lost out on the top trophy ever since winning the inaugural tournament in 1987.
Bulgari’s first collaboration with the NZRU is a special edition watch, the Endurer Chronosprint Special Edition All Blacks, which — fittingly enough — is all black. Three years in the making, it features a Maori tattoo pattern on the dial and will be sold in a case shaped like a rugby ball. Bulgari has donated one of the timepieces to the NZRU to raise funds for the All Blacks Earthquake Appeal for Christchurch Kids.