A hotel-room safe full of jewelry, stolen right under Hollywood’s nose. Was it the Pink Panthers, Colombians, an inside job? Dana Kennedy on the Riviera mystery.
Clutching umbrellas and shivering, Hollywood heavyweights like Nicole Kidman, Harvey Weinstein, Colin Firth, Rooney Mara, Sofia Coppola, and Emma Watson braved the rain and unseasonable cold Thursday night at A-list parties ranging from a rooftop soiree sponsored by Bulgari to a beachside bash held by Calvin Klein at the far end of the Croisette.
Cary Grant stars in the 1955 movie "To Catch a Thief". (Everett)
FLOTUS parts to the left, Twitter explodes.
The First Lady took the podium for her commencement address at the Bowie State graduation on Friday morning, her hair neatly styled in soft curls.
Soon, Twitter erupted with news that the First Lady had given up her bangs. “Breaking: Michelle Obama’s bangs are gone,” tweeted a reporter for The Hill. “Bang-gate?” asked another. Someone else tweeted: “BANGHAZI!”
and Rooney Mara is Calvin Klein’s new face.
Rihanna Sues Topshop: Rihanna is reportedly suing British retailer Topshop to the tune of $5 million for selling T-shirts that feature her name without her permission. According to the New York Post, Rihanna’s management had asked that Topshop not sell her image “a number of times,” but the store refused. The singer has reportedly already spent over $1 million in litigation fees. [New York Post]
Galliano To Do TV Interview?: John Galliano may be supplementing his sit down interview with Vanity Fair with an appearance on the small screen. According to WWD, talks of the designer participating in a TV interview with Charlie Rose are underway. If it pans out, this would mark one of the rare occurrences that Galliano participates in a long interview. His publicist, Liz Rosenberg, denied the claims: “There are no plans in place regarding TV appearances for John at this time,” she told WWD. [WWD]
Chopard baubles meant for celebs.
A-listers walking the red carpet in Cannes this week will be excused for not accessorizing their gowns with the usual bling. More than $1 million in jewelry was stolen from a Cannes hotel room where an employee of jewelry maker Chopard was staying. The thief reportedly ripped the room’s safe out of the wall of the employee’s Novotel hotel room, making off with baubles meant for celebrities to wear to the film festival’s glitzy parties and premiere events. Cannes jewel robberies are a bit of a tradition at this point: $8 million worth was stolen in one 2009 incident, while a group of thieves during that same festival rode away with $21 million in Cartier bling.
Donatella Versace presented Versus Versace’s new look on Wednesday night in New York, while championing one of London’s brightest new talents, J.W. Anderson.
In the wake of Christopher Kane’s departure from Versus, Donatella Versace decided to retool the label’s dynamic—one that she’s been overseeing since her brother Gianni Versace gave her the renegade brand’s lead responsibilities in 1990. Those changes, which have been carefully plotted in the last six months since Kane left, were presented in New York on Wednesday evening, marking the debut of two components: the newly named Versus Versace collection (a mélange of seasonless, referential designs for progressive youths) and a three-part collection that Versace designed in collaboration with Kane’s upstart London acolyte, 28-year-old J.W. Anderson.
and Christine Quinn almost copied a Kardashian.
Julianne Moore’s Squashed Toes: Julianne Moore looked lovely in a black and lilac strapless Dior dress on Wednesday night at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, but her feet looked like they were in absolute pain. The Daily Mail points out that the actress’s toes were jutting out from the sides of her silver metallic heels, and the rest were squashed under the straps. [The Daily Mail]
Cambodia Shoe Factory Collapse: On the heels of a factory tragedy in Bangladesh, another country has suffered a hazardous clothing manufacturing-related accident. A collapsed ceiling in a shoe factory in Cambodia on Thursday took the lives of three people and injured six. The collapse was reportedly a mezzanine floor that had been added between two buildings in order to enlarge the factory space. [Wall Street Journal]
Joakim Noah, the most fashionable Chicago Bull, has a pretty awesome top bun.
Perched atop a mountain of wavy, pulled-back hair is a mangled ball of manliness, a holdover from the days of the samurai. Joakim Noah, the most fashionable Chicago Bull, has a top bun.
In the annals of hair, the top bun renaissance will be marked by the style’s escape from the shackles of gender and Brooklyn’s “hipster” L train. Wearing top buns (also known as the top knot or, according to The New York Times, the man bun), men are straddling both fashion and practicality. And looking sexy while doing so.
and Buckingham Palace will stage a fashion exhibit.
Christy Turlington Returns to Calvin Klein: Christy Turlington’s barely-aged face and body is making a return to Calvin Klein, one of the brands responsible for launching her career. She’ll appear in a fall campaign for Calvin Klein Underwear, photographed by Mario Sorrenti. [WWD]
H&M’s Plus Size Praise: H&M has hired a plus-sized model for a new swimwear campaign. Jennie Runk, a size 12 American model, poses in both one-piece suits and bikinis from the retailer's the plus-sized swimwear collection. H&M is remaining humble in response to the positive press surrounding its campaign. “Our aim is not to convey a certain message or show an ideal but to find a model who can illustrate this collection in an inspiring an clear way,” a publicist told Quartz. [Time]
Former Victoria’s Secret model Kylie Bisutti quit the modeling industry to become a Christian housewife. Her new book, I’m No Angel, details her journey.
It’s not every day that you meet a lingerie model who has written a book about her devotion to the “Lord.” But Kylie Bisutti’s I’m No Angel (released Tuesday) is the exception. It begins with proverb 31:30, which reads: “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” The line sums up Bisutti’s exit from the modeling world, and serves as a prelude to the 23-year-old’s stories of commitment to the Christian church, as well as her strong stance against the industry’s inherent immodesty.
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Legendary magazine pulls a tabloid move and trumpets the ‘Star Trek’ star’s low weight.
You probably didn’t know it, but we can now confirm that actress Zoe Saldana weighs in at a feather-light 115 pounds. As Allure describes the Star Trek star in so few words on the cover of its June issue, “Zoe Saldana: 115 Pounds of Grit and Heartache.”
In this digital world, where a website’s survival often comes down to traffic, or the number “page views” and “hits” it gets, many news sites often run sensational headlines to drive clicks. (Not that The Daily Beast would ever do such a thing.) But plastering an actress’s weight on a gossip website or the cover of a magazine, ostensibly without said actress’s permission, is extraneous and in poor taste. We expect as much from the tabloids, but Allure is generally smarter than your average supermarket rag.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new costume exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, tries to pay homage to the gritty, subversive, late-1970s movement. But has punk-inspired high fashion added to its legacy-or destroyed it?
Makeup for men is on the rise—and it’s no longer a taboo. Alessandra Codinha reports.