Actress Kathleen Turner's performance as a rain-soaked writer in "Romancing the Stone" may have won her a Golden Globe Award, but she gets no prize for the all-wet wardrobe she wore during much of the movie. The folks at Nino Cerutti may help change that. They recently put in a call offering to outfit Turner in Cerutti women's wear whenever she'd like. Her first choice for an award-winning look was a black velvet sheath, which she wore to collect her prize. "Kathleen says that she'll dress in a Cerutti outfit for the Academy Awards, so we're flying some things from our showroom in Paris for her to choose," Cerutti spokeswoman Mary Hall Ross says. She adds that Turner will be in Italy later this year, filming the sequel to the movie.
The movie-star glamour quotient was high at a dinner to celebrate the premiere of MGM/UA's "That's Dancing!" at New York's Ritz-Carlton Hotel. But it was a television star who stole the fashion spotlight. Leslie Caron--who is featured in the film of movie dance sequences--looked haute chic in an embroidered velvet dress by French designer Philippe Venet. Cyd Charisse--also in the film--looked sedately chic in a gray wool suit by Anne Klein. But it was producer Jack Haley Jr.'s date, TV star Lindsay Wagner, who looked haute Hollywood in a glittery bugle-beaded shell top, black evening pants and her long mane of blond hair.
Members of the Rodeo Drive Committee are patting themselves on the back for their collective good taste. You see, James Galanos and Diana Vreeland, the organization's last two picks as honorees at its annual International Gala, have both just won awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. . . . And moving on to new business, a sub-subcommitee has been formed to select the 1985 Rodeo Drive honoree. One member, who prefers to remain anonymous, tells us that one big name being tossed around is that of designer Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes.
Do you find wool inspiring? Seventy-two artists did at a party given by the Wool Bureau at New York's the Saint Club, where they exhibited works with the theme "Wool as Inspiration." Some of the wooliest works included Steve Carver's portrait of a sheep in real wool clothes; Chuck Hettinger's male nude drawing with a wool matte around it and a "Man in Wool" label affixed to it, and the young woman who greeted guests dressed as Little Bo Peep. Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier came all the way from Paris for the event, but it wasn't his wool outfit that attracted attention. Gaultier has bleached his long crew cut a platinum shade. "I wanted to change the face," he told us. "Now I walk by the mirror and don't recognize myself."
We've heard the latest from those who color the complexions of Sheena Easton and Jamie Lee Curtis. And it covers both sides of the makeup mirror. For her wedding to Hollywood agent Rob Light, Easton wanted to trade in her deep-dark-eyes-and-lips look for something soft, romantic and "unstage-y," Armando Cosio of the Armando hair and makeup salon says. So, he tells us, he slipped her into something pink (lips and cheeks) and mauve (eyes). Meanwhile Curtis, often pictured as natural and "athletic-y," had herself painted up in "eggplant-colored lips, dark eyes and white face," says Teddy Antolin, also of Armando, who adds that the look went with Curtis' spiky, asymmetric hair style. (She was gearing up to pose for a magazine layout, he explains.)
New York designer Adrienne Vittadini figures that winning a Coty award is sort of like winning an Oscar. There's the thrill of victory, professional recognition, "and my parents were very, very proud," says the designer who was named a first-time winner of the award for women's fashion last September. But having just announced her first licensing agreement with Cole of California to design swimwear, Vittadini maintains that the Coty had nothing to do with it. "We had an appointment set up with Cole prior to the Coty," she says. Furthermore, she says, the award has had no effect on other licensing deals she is currently negotiating. "They don't suddenly drop certain clauses in the contract because I won a Coty," Vittadini says. "You can't put a monetary value on it. Some designers in the past have won Coty awards, and then they went out of business."
Designer Mary McFadden told Listen who she thinks the hosts with the most are, and now she has the credentials to back up her list. McFadden was recently elected to the Great Entertainers Council, a group created by the Seagram Chateau and Estate Wines Co., who will "offer their personal observations and insights into successful entertaining." Some of McFadden's personal favorite haute hosts include Oscar de la Renta ("so oriented to the most attractive and talented people"), record producer Ahmet Ertegun and his wife Mica ("the same reason"), jewelry-designer Fulco di Verdura ("He gave a party in one room, did all the cooking himself, and it was fabulous. The room had atmosphere. You felt transposed.") and Marella Agnelli, wife of the head of the Fiat empire ("always a beautiful setting in a glamorous home wherever she might happen to be in the world").