TENNIS, ANYONE?: Lacoste held a launch event for its new Andy Roddick signature collection of performance apparel with a tennis clinic hosted by the tennis star himself at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf club on Friday. A group of fashion editors, as well as members of the club, got tips on their serves from Roddick, who took it fairly easy due to both the skill level on display and his torn oblique muscle, which forced him out of this week’s Washington Open tournament. Ranked 12th in the world, Roddick is still looking forward to the U.S. Open later this month. “I have to get healthy. Hopefully, I’ll get some matches under my belt before then. Having won there before, I always enjoy going back and have good memories,” he noted. Looking beyond his playing days, Roddick said he’s interested in radio. “Maybe a sports culture show. I’ve been talking with various places,” he explained. Roddick helicoptered out to the Hamptons for the day with his wife, Brooklyn Decker, who is filming the pregnancy flick, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” also starring Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez. “The last time I was out here was when I played John McEnroe when I was 18. So I’m here once a decade,” said Roddick of his Hamptons experience. The Andy Roddick collection hit stores last month.
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HEADING SOUTH: Steven Klein is headed to Brazil, where he’ll exhibit 60 pieces, including photographs of Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Brad Pitt and Justin Timberlake, at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture in São Paulo. Sponsored by Iguatemi, the event will kick off with an opening party for 800 people on Aug. 10 at MuBE and the exhibition will run from Aug. 11 to Aug. 18.
HOPPER IN FASHION: The late Dennis Hopper’s art is heading to the streets in a clothing and shoe collaboration with skate brand Vans. Hopper’s photographs form the visual foundation for the 10-piece collection that encompasses $38 graphic T-shirts, $42 driver caps, $75 chukka boots and $198 military-style jackets, all of which will be sold exclusively at Urban Outfitters in the U.S. starting in early August. While Hopper’s signature 1961 photo titled “Double Standard” is printed on the front of a white T, some of his other works are reproduced as collages on fabric linings.
The project was born some 18 months ago, when Cypress, Calif.-based Vans approached Hopper to curate artist T-shirts for the company. After Hopper shared photos of himself wearing Vans back in the day, and getting affirmation from his son, Henry, that Vans is still cool, the actor launched his next career as a designer. After his death in May 2010, his daughter, Marin, and the Hopper Foundation took over most of the design duties. “It’s a way for people to know Dennis Hopper other than as an actor,” said Vans spokesman Chris Overholser.