NEW ERES LOOK: Eres, the upscale French lingerie and swimwear label that’s a part of the Chanel family, hosted an open house recently at its Madison Avenue boutique in New York.
Known for its sensual, sheer bras and panties, the big news at Eres for fall is a Thirties-inspired group, which includes a lace-trimmed thong-back or boy-cut bodysuit retailing for $200 to $215, and a bra and coordinating boy-cut briefs, retailing at $175 and $85, respectively.
Designer Irene Leroux described the new look in black opaque matte jersey as “a new, innovative addition to my collection. Because of its simplicity and the natural silhouette the styles give a woman’s figure, they fit like a second skin.” Colors are solid black, chestnut and ivory.
UJA HONOREES: On May 7, the UJA-Federation’s Apparel Division will honor Dov Lautman, chairman of Israel-based Delta Galil Industries, and Nancy Wade, divisional merchandise manager of the intimate apparel division of Wal-Mart Stores.
The awards will be presented at a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. at The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan. Tickets are $150 per person.
WOMEN WITH HEART: Christina Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, will be honored with the Women With Heart award at the American Heart Association’s third annual Women With Heart luncheon on May 8 at the Pierre Hotel.
Other honorees are author and Newsweek columnist Anna Quindlen and Linda Fairstein, author and former chief of the sex-crime unit of the New York County District Attorney’s Office. The first Doctor With Heart award will be presented to Nieca Goldberg, chief of cardiac prevention and rehabilitation and the women’s heart program at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.
Former honorees include Josie Natori, ceo of Natori Co., Carolina Herrera, Lauren Bacall, Judith Jamison and Libby Pataki. Tickets are $250 per person.
FREDERICK’S BASH: Frederick’s of Hollywood recently staged a cocktail party and fashion show at the Star Shoes emporium on Hollywood Boulevard to unveil a preview of the lingerie specialist’s fall items.
More than 185 guests attended, including actress Mila Jovovich, Paul Andersen, director of the new motion picture “Resident Evil,” style maven Melissa Rivers and Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Highlights of the show included sheer, peekaboo baby dolls, S&M-inspired black corsets, garters and stockings, as well as cleavage-enhancing bras and coordinating panty shades of cotton candy pink, deep purple and lipstick red.
Sponsors of the cocktail party and show included Baby Piper Champagne in corset-inspired champagne bottles designed by Jean Paul Gaultier; hats by Eugenia Kim, whose creations are worn by Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson and Alicia Keyes; PsychicGirl, astrology columnist for Flaunt Magazine, and DJ AM of Crazy Toon, who spun tunes all night.