Chanel’s Gilles Dufour is having an exhibition of his “Works for the Theater” at the Nicholas Davies gallery in New York, April 5-22. It will include sketches and photographs of the costumes and sets Dufour designed for Twyla Tharp’s “The Rules of the Game” and Joseph Russillo’s “The Prophet.” “Rudolf Nureyev commissioned me for the Tharp ballet,” said Dufour. The money raised from the works sold will be given to God’s Love We Deliver, and Vain Vre Le Sida in France. The show’s opening promises an eclectic mix, including Claudia Schiffer, Judy Taubman, Larry Gagosian and Veronica Webb, and Michael and Diandra Douglas.
After the Hollywood team of producer Brian Grazer and director Ron Howard asked for tickets to a number of upcoming New York fashion shows, it looked as though another fashion film might be on the way. Grazer and Howard asked for tickets to Anna Sui, Richard Tyler, Calvin Klein, Todd Oldham and Isaac Mizrahi. No such project, however, is in the works, according to Imagine Films, their production company.
On previous trips to South Africa, Queen Elizabeth has been showered with diamonds. It was no surprise, then, that on her most recent trip, which ended Sunday, she brought along some of the gems she’d been given by South Africa. Included among them: the 18.8-carat Cullinan V heart-shaped brooch. South Africa’s present for the Queen this trip was a brooch in the colors of the country’s flag — but no diamonds.