June 26, 2006 |
Can you make a movie about a superficial world that isn't terminally shallow? We'll see, when the adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada," the 2003 bestseller by first-time novelist Lauren Weisberger, comes to the screen Friday.
February 10, 2008 |
Forget the front row at Marc Jacobs -- this was the hottest place to be during New York Fashion Week. On Wednesday night, Gucci pitched an enormous tent on the north lawn of the United Nations and threw a party that felt like the Vanity Fair Oscar bash gone East. The evening, hosted by Madonna, was a benefit for the UNICEF Children's Fund and Raising Malawi, organizations that fight the effects of AIDS on children in Africa.
June 6, 2012 |
There is Black Friday for bargain hunters, Cyber Monday for tech lovers and Fashion's Night Out for fashionistas. It was only a matter of time before retailers invented a shopping holiday for kids. Enter Teen Vogue magazine, which has officially anointed Aug. 11 as Back-to-School Saturday, an event designed for students and their harried parents. Back-to-School Saturday will mimic other big national shopping days with dozens of retailers -- including H&M, Express and American Eagle Outfitters -- signed on as advertisers who will also offer sales and promotions as enticement, the New York Times reported.
April 17, 2014 |
Even princes can be less than tactful. Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Day 10 of their tour to New Zealand and Australia. Kate wore a yellow dress with white modular details designed by Roksanda Ilincic to attend a reception. The duchess said her husband opined that the dress made her look like a banana. [Marie Claire] Solange Knowles was the DJ at a party Tuesday night celebrating Jimmy Choo's new-concept boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
January 15, 2014 |
Philippe Vergne, director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York, has been chosen by the Museum of Contemporary Art to be its new director. Vergne follows Jeffrey Deitch, who left MOCA with almost two years left on a five-year contract. Deitch was an unconventional choice when he was appointed in 2010 -- a successful New York art dealer and advisor with no experience leading a nonprofit organization. And his tenure was a rocky one. TIMELINE: MOCA in flux In replacing Deitch, the museum's search committee went with curatorial and museum administration experience.
September 5, 2012 |
A pop-up salon at the U.S. Open helps keep tennis players looking their best. NYC stylist Julien Farel is in his sixth year offering trims, braids, updos, mani-pedis and more to the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Elena Vesnina. And occasionally shearing some hapless court VIP who has lost a bet. [The Cut] Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour has hosted a series of fund-raisers for President Obama's reelection campaign here in the States. Now she's reportedly going international with plans to hold fund-raising dinners in London and Paris in conjunction with fashion weeks in those cities this fall.
April 24, 2014 |
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a pale outfit with a peplum top and box-pleated skirt by Alexander McQueen on Wednesday when she and Prince William visited Elizabeth, a suburb of Adelaide, Australia. Among other things, the pair tried out a DJ deck at a youth center. [People] And the duchess wore a white frock with a lace peplum by American designer Lela Rose to a cocktail party Thursday marking the end of the couple's tour of Australia and New Zealand. [People] First Lady Michelle Obama is to cut the ribbon officially opening the new Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metroplitan Musuem of Art's Costume Institute on May 5. [WWD]
September 13, 2009 |
L.A. is never short on gala movie events and last week proved no different, with virtually back-to-back fashion-centric film screenings that attracted glamorous crowds of socialites, celebrities and style setters. R.J. Cutler's documentary "The September Issue" was the center of attention Tuesday night at LACMA. The director spoke to a crowd including actresses Ginnifer Goodwin and Perrey Reeves, singer Kelly Rowland and boutique owner Cameron Silver, urging them to use Twitter or Facebook to spread their (positive)
February 20, 2014 |
Meryl Streep will portray political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the historical drama " Suffragette," extending the actress' string of real-life female roles including Julia Child in "Julie and Julia," Anna Wintour in "The Devil Wears Prada" and Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady. " According to Screen Daily , Streep is in final negotiations to join the project and " will have a small but important role in the film, which will see her character give a 'tour de force' speech on women's rights during a political rally.