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EXCLUSIVE: Diane Kruger Is Flipping Her TriBeCa Home

Diane Kruger has certainly been keeping real estate brokers on both sides of the country busy over the past year.
In May, the German actress waved goodbye to her walk-up apartment in Manhattan’s trendy East Village to the tune of over $1 million, after upgrading to a brand new eco-conscious pad in the heart of TriBeCa.
Around the same time, the 41-year-old former model also sold a five-bedroom house in Los Angeles for almost $5.8 million that she owned with her ex-partner, “The Affair” actor Joshua Jackson.
Now, Kruger, who won the Best Actress Award at last year’s Cannes Film Festival for her performance in German-language movie “In the Fade,” is on the move again as she is looking to part company with her TriBeCa loft, despite only owning it for around a year.
The 2,000-square-foot abode has been listed for $4.7 million, quite the increase from the $4.2 million she paid for it through a private trust last year. In fact, that’s close to the price the developer was originally seeking before giving Kruger a discount.
In any case, the two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment shouldn’t stay on the market for too long, as it has all the attractive features one would expect of a typical TriBeCa loft —

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Helena Christensen, Camilla Staerk Fete Pared Collaboration With Rooftop Party

“I just realized there’s really good lighting here,” said Helena Christensen, holding a compact mirror to her face. “I was gonna check before I go back out if I have any cheese between my teeth.” They say finding your light is key, don’t they?
The model was speaking from last night’s celebration of her and designer Camilla Staerk’s joint Pared eyewear collaboration. Held on the rooftop space of an office building in Manhattan, the small gathering drew close friends, among which were Sean Penn, Julianne Moore and Martha Hunt.
The Pared collection, out now, features a total of three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Wearing one of the glasses on a long chain around her neck, Christensen shared that she and Staerk, her longtime friend and creative partner, complement each other’s style because, well, they’re complete opposites.
“I’m passionate about colors and Camilla’s always black,” Christensen said. “We found a common ground where I really admire her for the way she dresses and the colors she uses are subdued tones. She does the same with me, but I would never just wear black and she would never wear color, so it’s kinda cool that we can meet in

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House of the Week: Kenneth Jay Lane’s Park Avenue Pad

Late costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane made his name making beautiful things and his longtime Manhattan home was no exception.
It first caught his eye during the Seventies when he saw that the Park Avenue gilded age mansion, known as The James H. and Cornelia V. Robb House, was being transformed into an apartment block and one of them had a balcony — a rarity at the time for the tony address.
Lane, who created pieces for the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana, Lady Gaga and Elizabeth Taylor, to name just a few, wasted no time and went to the owners the very next day, check in hand. He clearly didn’t regret the impulse purchase, as he called the co-op home for the next four decades until his death last year.
The building was designed in 1892 by legendary architect Stanford White, known for the opulent Fifth Avenue mansions he created for the Astors and Vanderbilts and many of the original features can still be seen in Lane’s duplex such as period wood paneling, hardwood floors and elaborate plaster moldings. There’s also an original hand-carved Italian marble fireplace in the square living room.
The apartment also has Lane’s touch all over it, despite much of his furniture

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YoungArts Takes Over the Temple of Dendur

“Can we give it up for King Tut? He’s here tonight,” Daniel J. Watts proclaimed from the stage set up in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Broadway performer had just finished a tap dance number for the dinner crowd, and was shifting into hosting duties during the YoungArts Gala; Watts is a 2000 alumni of the arts organization that supports young artists ages 15 to 18.
“I needed [YoungArts] to feel confident in the steps I was taking, to college and be a music major, and even more confident to go to New York,” he said. “Because all of a sudden, I had a network of people like me who I could communicate with whenever I was feeling down.”
The arty crowd included 2018 Max Mara Visionary Award winner Emily Damasco, Casey Fremont and Klaus Biesenbach. The evening featured performances by more YoungArts alumni between dinner courses, paying tribute to YoungArts master teachers Joshua Bell, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Deavere Smith.
Naeem Khan, an honorary co-chair for the gala, has taught master classes for the program in Miami and New York.
“It’s mostly design, what inspires you, how do we go about coming up with the concepts or

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Sara and Erin Foster on Coachella vs. Cannes and All Things Festival

Sara and Erin Foster, the comedic sister act from Los Angeles who satirizes Hollywood in their VH1 show “Barely Famous,” took in their first Coachella last weekend, sort of. “We don’t actually go to the festival,” they said in unison. Instead, they were camped out at the Parker Palm Springs and stopped by pal Rachel Zoe’s Zoeasis party, held on the grounds of the luxe resort.
Taking a break in one of hammocks outside, they opined about all things festival and festival-adjacent.
WWD: Braids or buns?
Erin Foster: Braids.
Sara Foster: For me, bun, but she’s wearing braids.
WWD: The Weeknd or Beyoncé?
Both: Beyoncé!
WWD: Holograms or glitter?
S.F.: Glitter.
WWD: Palm Springs or Palm Desert?
E.F.: Palm Springs.
S.F.: Palm Desert.
E.F.: OK, so we’ll just stay separately.
WWD: Rachel Zoe or Rodger Berman?
E.F.: One doesn’t exist without the other.
S.F.: But Rodger is the best at taking photos of all of us, he is so fun to have around, and he gives me so much more attention than Rachel.
WWD: Coachella or Cannes?
E.F.: Cannes. Never been, would love to be invited.
S.F: I say Cannes because if you are there, hopefully, it’s for a movie. If you are in Coachella…(shrugs).
WWD: Chaise lounge or hammock?
E.F.: Chaise lounge for sure. I like something a

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Stacy Martin Enters the World of Jean-Luc Godard

“I had to Google myself the other day, which was terrifying,” says Stacy Martin over a cup of coffee in the drawing room at the Crosby Street Hotel. “And I was looking, [thinking] wow, this is giving a representation of who I am, but it’s not me. Not that I was misrepresented, but I was just like — this is so weird, I feel like the person I am looking at is very different from me.”
One reporter’s take: the 27-year-old French actress, whose cinematic breakout was in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” can be summed up as “chill,” authentically so. Dressed casually in Vans, jeans and a sweater, she makes unassuming small talk with a photographer as he captures her portrait. Martin also has strong fashion appeal, aligned with Miu Miu as the face of their L’Eau Bleue fragrance.
She stars in Michel Hazanavicius’ Jean-Luc Godard biopic “Godard Mon Amour” — which premiered at Cannes last year as “Redoubtable” and will be released Friday — alongside Louis Garrel. She portrays the cinematic legend’s wife, actress and writer Anne Wiazemsky; the film is told from her point of view, based on her book “Un an Après.” No stranger to misrepresentation, Martin notes that

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Fondazione Prada in Milan Completed With Opening of Torre

MILAN — Fondazione Prada’s Milan site is now officially complete.
Miuccia Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli, presidents of the foundation, will officially unveil the new Torre [tower] on April 20, during Milan’s international furniture and design trade show Salone del Mobile. The Milan headquarters of Fondazione Prada, which was established in 1993, is a complex comprising seven existing buildings recovered from a distillery dating back to 1916 and three new structures, including Torre, all located in Largo Isarco, in the southern part of Milan, and designed by Rem Koolhaas, with Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli, from his Rotterdam-based architecture firm OMA. While the location was first unveiled in May 2015, Torre was the last building to be finished, although Prada held her fall show in February in this new space.
Covering nine stories and around 21,600 square feet, Torre has changed the city’s skyline with its almost 200-foot-high white concrete structure. Its rectangular plan is constructed on a wedge-shaped site.
“The intention from the beginning was to make a combination of existing and new buildings, creating a sequence of spaces that was very varied, that could be small or very big, have an intimate feel, or be fresh and neutral,” explained Koolhaas,

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Brooke Burke, Ryan Tedder Chill at Interscope Records’ Low-Key Coachella Bash

Interscope Records took a low-key approach to Coachella partying last weekend, hosting its third annual mixer at Leonardo DiCaprio’s private residence in Palm Springs. Guests from its artist roster included One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, Rae Sremmurd, 6lack, Yungblud, Jaira Burns, Jacob Banks, Amber Mark and Emilie Haynie, plus Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, producer Benny Blanco, Paramount’s Randy Spendlove, 300 Entertainment founder Todd Moscowitz and Rock Mafia founder Tim James.
“They do it right every year and it’s always good seeing everyone together — it’s my favorite party to go to,” said Tedder, who performed the hit “Apologize” with Kygo during one of the festivals prime time slots. “For me, hearing the audience sing along to every word of that song was powerful,” he said, adding that as soon as he got off stage, Chance the Rapper told him “That’s my s–t, that’s my s–t,” which is a compliment in music parlance. “Seeing how the audience reacted was amazing,” said Interscope Records chairman and chief executive officer John Janick.
Of the Coachella fashion scene, Tedder offered, “It used to be like Burning Man lite, now the peacocking with the clothing has gone next-level and Coachella is the Instagram festival at the

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Behind-the-Scenes Look at Celebrity-Stylist Relationship With New Show

The inner workings of the celebrity-stylist relationship are coming to screens.
Clickable Media Group, the newly launched digital platform from entertainment public relations and marketing agency Rogers & Cowan, is debuting “Click My Closet,” a new online series that both shows the relationship between a celebrity and their stylist while also featuring a clickable shopping experience.
“If you think about the role of a publicist, whether we’re working with Brie Larson or Allison Williams, we’re with them all day long, and we’re with them when they’re with their stylists,” said Rogers & Cowan chief executive officer Mark Owens. “We were privy to that relationship and we were privy to that behind-the-scenes content, so I like to say that we’re bringing what was happening behind the camera in front, out to the viewer.”
The series launches on May 15 with four episodes featuring Ashley Greene with Cristina Ehrlich, Charlotte McKinney with Maeve Reilly, Petra Nemcova with Joanne Black and Cheryl Burke with Karen Raphael.
“Ultimately talent has a direct relationship with their fan base nowadays — they’re talking to them through social media 24/7. But nobody has ever taken a look at the real special relationship that talent has with their stylists,

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Antwerp’s MoMu Closes for Two-Year Renovation

PARIS — Antwerp’s ModeMuseum, known as MoMu, is closing its doors for two years for a renovation and expansion that will allow it to host a permanent exhibition of Belgian design, alongside its rotating selection of temporary shows.
Local architecture firm B-architecten has been charged with optimizing the existing infrastructure while respecting the design by Marie-José Van Hee originally unveiled in 2002, including the venue’s spacious entrance hall and its sculptural wooden staircase.
The project will add 8,600 square feet of exhibition space, including an auditorium and a show space for MoMu’s own collection, said Luk Lemmens, chairman of De Museumstichting, which groups together Antwerp museums including MoMu.
“These will ensure that visitors can also visit MoMu while thematic exhibitions are being changed, and that during peak times we can simultaneously display three different fashion stories,” he said in a statement. There are also plans for a museum shop and café.
Kaat Debo, director of MoMu, noted the institution is used to working closely with designers on immersive exhibitions of their work, such as the “Olivier Theyskens — She Walks in Beauty” retrospective, which closed on Sunday. Until now, the museum hasn’t had the space to show its permanent collection, which is made up of

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Kimbra Wears Her ‘Primal Heart’ on Her Sleeve

“I’m going to paint my nails while we chat, is that OK?” asks Kimbra, shaking a bottle of bubblegum-colored polish. Arriving to a Manhattan photo studio without the entourage of other entertainers, it becomes quickly apparent that the 28-year-old takes a hands-on approach to all aspects of her career.
Currently on a multicity U.S. tour, the musician releases her third LP, “Primal Heart,” on Friday, an album the New Zealand-born songstress describes as “more grounded in reality” than her previous work, an aesthetic shift she attributes partly to living in New York.
“It’s a city that demands you to be quite present — you can’t avoid things when they’re right on the street in front of you,” says the singer, delicately applying a slick of pink gloss to her thumbnail. “In a way my music has taken a cue from that.”
Born Kimbra Lee Johnson, the musician gained international notoriety as co-vocalist on the chart-topping ballad “Somebody That I Used to Know” with fellow singer-songwriter Gotye, which won Grammy for record of the year in 2013. “I had been working on my career a long time [at that point] and had a trajectory going,” she explains of the sudden impact the song’s success

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92, Spoke of Substance, Not Style

With her double-strand costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority.
The Rye, N.Y.-bred future first lady was only 16 when she met George H.W. Bush at a dance over Christmas break, and they were engaged less than two years later before he shipped out for World War II as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. Home on leave, the couple were married and Barbara Bush dropped out of Smith College. Over time they moved to Midland, Tex., where they raised six children including Pauline “Robin”, who died at

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Marfa Myths Brings Art and Music to the Texas Desert

Marfa, Tex. — As 125,000 revelers raged each day at Coachella, an under-the-radar festival for music, art and film went down in West Texas’ Chihuahuan Desert. But there is a reason Marfa Myths, a collaboration between Ballroom Marfa arts space and Brooklyn record label Mexican Summer that’s become an annual pilgrimage for the creative class, hasn’t blown up like Art Basel Miami Beach and SXSW.
“It’s just so hard to get here that it’s only for the diehards who have a real interest,” said Lauren Santo Domingo, whose husband, Andrés Santo Domingo, cofounded Mexican Summer. “Our friends like it because they can keep a low profile and blend in.”
Tight as the tumbleweeds whipping through town in Friday’s epic dust storm, their entourage of Lazaro Hernandez, Poppy Delevingne, Jessica Hart, James Jagger and Olympia Scarry were able to let loose indeed. They snacked on chips and dip at the Hotel Saint George, shot pool at the Lost Horse Saloon, and scored floral Doc Martens and Chanel silk bomber jackets from the Raba vintage shop. Several rented a ranch together for the full “Dallas” fantasy.
“I’ve been to Marfa at least six times,” said Hernandez, who took last year off from the mezcal-fueled, four-day

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Etro Fetes 50th Anniversary Collection With Saks Fifth Avenue Luncheon

As the proverbial April showers fell over Manhattan, an indoor garden party bloomed within Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship Monday afternoon in celebration of Etro’s 50th anniversary. The Italian brand and department store partnered with New York-Presbyterian Hospital to host a luncheon that featured several models displaying a special capsule collection by Veronica Etro saluting the history of her family’s brand.
“When you think about what it represents — 50 years of work — it’s not an easy task,” remarked Etro, the women’s wear creative director for the company founded by her father. “I love doing capsule collections because it’s fun to center yourself around something, be precise and give a special message with these little pieces.”
Etro explained how the message of this collection, available exclusively at Saks, incorporates “lots of color and the paisley prints” of the Milan-based brand. “It’s pouring rain outside, but we’re welcoming spring and color here today. [This collection] is full of floaty, free-spirited, easy dresses for a summer garden party.”
The colorfully dressed crowd, which included Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Ferebee Taube and Mindy Webster, sat at tables covered in the brand’s signature bold prints as models glided by in the limited-edition styles, which included dresses, silk print

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The Logic of Dorothea Rockburne

“My work is sort of a fools dream,” says Dorothea Rockburne from inside her artist studio in SoHo — palatial, by modern Manhattan real estate standards — where she’s lived and worked for several decades. “There’s nothing to buy.”
Several of her works, explorations of astronomy, are arranged on the wall in an orderly fashion; a model of her upcoming exhibit at Dia:Beacon sits on a table underneath the canopy of lined-up lamps. For an artist studio, the space seems particularly organized, although it feels like a complementary setup for Rockburne’s math-based creations. The artist, 85, has spent the spring commuting up to the Beacon art museum in the Hudson Valley, where she’s been busy installing several of her large-scale works, including a re-creation of her 1973 piece “Domain of the Variable.” That installation, which is informed by set theory, will open next month, followed by an additional gallery of her work later this year which explores the Golden Mean, which incorporates her studies and admiration of Egypt.
Although the new installation is based on the same math-based calculations as the original (painter Carroll Dunham was one of her assistants), it has emerged as, essentially, an original piece.
“When I made it the

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Singer Harry Hudson Makes a Splash at Lucky Brand’s Desert Jam

Lucky Brand hosted a poolside shindig on Saturday afternoon that distinguished itself by being the only one of the weekend in which the musical performer, Harry Hudson, finished his set by jumping into the water.
“Everyone in the audience looked so hot, so I went over to splash some water on myself, and then I saw one of my best friends in the pool, so I was like, ‘F-ck it, I’m just jumping in,” he said once he had toweled off. “There’s things I wanted to accomplish in my life and that was a milestone.”
He was half-joking, of course. The 24-year old beat a cancer diagnosis that he got four years ago at age 20, and a fellow chemotherapy patient was the one who advised him to focus on music and keep a journal. The resulting chapters led to the release of his debut album two weeks ago with the Yellow Rose Band, made up of three of his best friends.
“If one person in the crowd can get inspired by what I say, those kind of things you don’t know, you just project who you are and what you’re feeling,” said the candid singer, who is recognizable to some

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Kourtney Kardashian Rave at Neon Carnival 2018

The most recognized Coachella-adjacent image to emerge from the desert every year is one of Neon Carnival, the late-night amusement park that draws celebrities, ravers and wannabes — often the descriptors are mutually exclusive — to the wilds of Thermal, Calif., another desert town in the Coachella Valley, about 30 miles from the festival grounds.
In its ninth year, the event moved to a new location at the Hits Desert Horse Park with returning presenter Levi’s. The denim giant provided shuttles to and from the festival, where Beyoncé closed out the evening with a nearly two-hour show. The event officially opened at 10 p.m. but the lion’s share of VIPs, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Kourtney Kardashian, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nina Dobrev, Jamie Foxx, Alexander Wang, Hailey Baldwin, Chance the Rapper, Daniel Kaluuya, Jhené Aiko, Post Malone, French Montana, The Chainsmokers, Odell Beckham Jr., Tyga, Christina Milian, Taylor Hill, Candice Swanepoel, Tony Goldwyn, Teyana Taylor, Martin Garrix, Alessandra Ambrosio and Patrick Schwarzenegger, arrived post-Bey.
The fair was a mass of careening bodies, often clad in shorts and fringed jackets or clubwear. (There were even a few high-cut, one-piece bathing suits in the crowd — no doubt styled for the all-important Ferris-wheel-in-the-background shot.) The desert thirst was

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Jeremy Scott Enlists Gigi Hadid for H&M Reveal Party

It would be a tough act for anyone to follow the reunion of Destiny’s Child — even Jeremy Scott.
High off Beyoncé’s performance and one of the most popular acts of the Nineties, guests largely came sauntering in late to the Moschino party in Coachella at the Corona Yacht Club. So late in fact the big announcement of the designer’s collaboration with H&M, due out in stores and online Nov. 8, was held off by an hour and then another half an hour to ensure those watching Beyoncé had time to make it to the 20-acre property.
Some managed, with the party ultimately seeing guests such as Cardi B, Charli XCX, Gigi Hadid, Gigi Gorgeous, Alice Chater, Sasha Lane and Garrett Borns.
“Myles!” Delilah Belle Hamlin and Amelia Grey Hamlin exclaimed with crew in tow running in unison toward Myles O’Neal, son of Shaquille O’Neal, to say hello with big hugs before posing in front of the giant letters spelling out Moschino.
Inside the compound, attendees meandered around the two-acre freshwater lagoon, noshing on French fries, spicy fried chicken, hamburgers, and Momofuku and Milk Bar truffles, while sipping the vodka soda and vodka cranberry drinks. Meanwhile, screens on the property blared the “Please Stand

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Create & Cultivate Influencer Panel Tackles Entrepreneurship During Coachella

As much as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has become a study in the convergence of fashion, music, art and culture, count entrepreneurship in the mix now with Create & Cultivate’s pop-up conference in Palm Springs Saturday in partnership with Mini Cooper at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club.
The event’s first panel pulled in blogger Olivia Culpo; blogger and singer Jessi Malay; Not Your Standard’s Kayla Seah; Little Black Boots’ Jill Wallace; Styled Avenue’s Megan Anderson, and illustrator Cat Coquillette for a talk on their respective careers — how they did it and how they’ve parlayed that into other opportunities.
The one-day conference included two panels and a pop-in market with brands such as BCBGeneration, Blossance, Dolce Vita, Lacroix and Society6. On-site beauty treatments from Nature’s Bounty, Olive & June and others helped fill out the day, which was free with registration.
Like many in the blogging space, the panelists largely stumbled on the careers they now find themselves in, initially holding down multiple jobs before transitioning into creating content for their sites.
“I started in 2012 and it was fully just a hobby. I was looking for a creative outlet,” Wallace said. “My boyfriend at the time wanted to pick up

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Beyoncé Gets Coachella in Formation With Homecoming Performance

“There will be an hour intermission before my performance, so mark your spot, charge your phones, grab your drinks.” These were Beyoncé’s explicit instructions, released via Facebook, to her fans before her headlining performance at Coachella on Saturday night.
For months, rumors about her performance — including whether it would include a Destiny’s Child reunion — circulated, and the questions remained. What will Beyoncé do to make up for dropping out of last year’s lineup? Without a new album to promote — not that she needs one, she has hits aplenty — how will she put forth something different from the Formation World Tour? And finally, what is she going to wear?
Spoiler alert: Balmain everything.
As if kicking off a sports show, an announcer’s voice opened the night by welcoming the BeyHive to Beyoncé Homecoming 2018. A drum major began drumming mercilessly, stopping only to blow her whistle, which prompted backup dancers to twirl flags and make way for Beyoncé, who donned a custom Balmain robe and bodysuit with a headpiece and cane. The Queen Bee had arrived.

A swift outfit change later, the superstar was in a custom hoodie, cutoff shorts and boots resembling a cheerleader’s pom-pom. She and her backup dancers

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