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Gagosian to Exhibit Peter Marino’s Bronze Boxes in London

Architect Peter Marino — who fills his New York offices and far-flung residential and retail projects with paintings and sculptures — is getting even closer to the art world.
Gagosian is to represent Marino, who has gained a following for sculpted bronze boxes, and mount an inaugural exhibition at its London branch next month.
“Fire and Water,” slated to open on June 25 at the Davies Street gallery, is to display a new series of boxes with gilded, silvered and blackened patinas.
Gagosian represents few other architects, including Frank Gehry, putting Marino in elite company. He, meanwhile, is an avid collector of Renaissance bronzes, sculptures by Les Lalanne and Robert Mapplethorpe photos.
His cabinet-sized bronze boxes can take up to a year to produce and are functional for storage — some with doors; others with drawers. They are manufactured in France by Ateliers Saint-Jacques and boast surface designs resembling water ripples, dragon scales or rough stone.

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Theory Names Siddhartha Shukla Chief Merchandising Officer

CHANGES AT THEORY: Siddhartha Shukla has been named chief merchandising officer at Theory, a new post. Most recently he was chief marketing officer. He will be responsible for product strategy and merchandising for Theory worldwide. Shukla will continue to work alongside chief executive officer Andrew Rosen on the overall vision and positioning of the brand and will collaborate with the company’s creative directors to ensure consistent alignment.
Succeeding Shukla as chief marketing officer is J.D. Ostrow. He will work with Rosen and Shukla to strategize the marketing and communication of the Theory brand worldwide. Most recently, Ostrow was senior vice president of engagement marketing for Burberry, based in London. Ostrow will oversee all marketing, communications, creative services, customer engagement and analytics.
In other news, Martin Andersson has been named creative director for men’s wear. He succeeds Ben Stubbington who left the company. Andersson was previously head of men’s wear design at Cos, a division of H&M. Earlier he was a designer at Aquascutum and Hackett, also in London, and was the founder and creative director of an eponymous apparel brand.

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Novak Djokovic Named Face of Lacoste

MONACO — Lacoste has named Novak Djokovic as its new face.
The Serbian player, who celebrates his 30th birthday today, is ranked number two in men’s singles tennis and has racked up twelve Grand Slam titles. He hired Andre Agassi to be his new coach following his loss to Alexander Zverev at the Italian Open final on Sunday.
Agassi will join Djokovic in Paris for the French Open, which kicks off on May 28. His previous coach was Boris Becker, who departed last December, after three years working with Djokovic.
The tennis player will act as a brand ambassador and will appear in advertising campaigns for the French clothing label founded by René Lacoste and André Gillier. Born in Yugoslavia, Djokovic has been playing tennis since he was four and is a resident of Monaco.
The announcement follows the expiration of his five-year deal with Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo, which appointed him as its global brand ambassador in 2012. Previously, Adidas and Sergio Tacchini provided his on-court attire. Djokovic has also been an ambassador for Seiko watches since 2014.
According to Lacoste, Djokovic embodies the values of its founder as they both share traits such as “fair play, tenacity and elegance.”
The brand noted that future

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Chopard Names Trophy Award Winners

SHOOTING STARS: Chopard has designated Anya Taylor-Joy and George MacKay as the winners of its annual Chopard Trophy award for up-and-coming talent at the Cannes Film Festival.
The rising talents will both be walking the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals tonight for the premiere of ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ directed by Noah Baumbach, and starring Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller.
The Chopard Trophy winners star together as the leads in Sergio G. Sánchez’s soon-to-be-released ‘Marrowbone.’ Taylor-Joy’s other new films include Josh Boone’s ‘X-Men: The New Mutants’ and ‘The Sea Change,’ directed by Kristin Scott Thomas, while MacKay is currently filming Claire McCarthy’s ‘Ophelia,’ in which he plays Hamlet.
Charlize Theron will present the awards at a ceremony on Monday night at the Martinez hotel.
Previous recipients of the award include Shailene Woodley, Marion Cotillard, Audrey Tautou, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Gael García Bernal.

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Duchess of Cambridge Taps Alexander McQueen Yet Again

MCQUEEN’S REIGN: The Duchess of Cambridge did her best to remain as low-key as possible during her sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding on Saturday, and her choice of dress suited her attitude.

The Duchess of Cambridge (in Alexander McQueen) arrives with the pageboys and flower girls for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark’s Church
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There was no way she would ever risk upstaging the bride, like Pippa nearly did in her curve-hugging Alexander McQueen gown at Westminster Abbey six years ago. Instead, the duchess wore a custom-made, Forties-style midi-dress by McQueen, the same fashion house that created her wedding gown.
The dress had full sleeves, a peplum waist and full skirt, and its peachy pink color complemented the cascade of roses around the door of the church. Her hat, adorned with a large rose, was by milliner Jane Taylor, and her morganite earrings were from jeweler Kiki McDonough. The stiletto heels were Gianvito Rossi.
Mother of the bride Carole Middleton also plumped for pink – and she chose the same couture brand as she had six years ago for her elder daughter’s wedding. Mama Middleton donned a Catherine Walker coat dress with buttons down the front and bracelet sleeves, pairing

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Pippa’s Pick: Middleton Walks Down the Aisle in a Giles Deacon Gown

LONDON — The paparazzi photos last year gave the game away: Pippa Middleton chose Giles Deacon to design her wedding gown, which was finally revealed on Saturday morning at her wedding to hedge fund manager James Matthews in Englefield, Berkshire, England.
The dress was a bespoke classic lace gown with a high-neck, cap sleeves and an open back. Her veil was designed by Stephen Jones, created with tulle and a dégradé of embroidered pearls. Her Maidenhair Fern tiara and hairpiece were handmade by Robinson Pelham. She wore ivory satin Manolo Blahnik pumps with pearl embellishments.
The sister of the bride, the Duchess of Cambridge, wore a pink Alexander McQueen dress, while three-year old Prince George was the page boy and wore a white shirt with knee-skimming trousers. The bridesmaid, two-year old Princess Charlotte, was in white dress and wore a white floral crown. The youngest royals’ clothing was designed by Pepa & Co.
Mother-of-bride Carole Middleton wore a pale pink Catherine Walker dress. Among the attendees were Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and the best man Spencer Matthews. The Swiss tennis player Roger Federer and his wife Mirka also attended.

Michael Middleton and Pippa Middleton
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“The dress is constructed with a cap sleeve, high neckline and features a

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Norell x Parsons x Neiman Marcus Award Reception

On Thursday, Parsons School of Design, in partnership with Norell fragrances and Neiman Marcus, revealed the winner of the Norman Norell couture design award. The student winner, Anthony Galante, was presented a $5,000 grant from Norell and his work will be presented and made for special order in the 2017 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. The event followed the “Norell x Parsons” external projects spring 2017 course, which was created through a partnership with Parlux Ltd. and Neiman Marcus.
Through this course, students were given the opportunity to learn the history, heritage and legacy of designer and brand Norman Norell and re-create their own relevant interpretation for the award.
When speaking to the award and partnership, Ken Downing stated, “There was always a seduction to Norman Norell’s clothes. He never gave away all of her secrets immediately, it was with an open back, it was with a high slit. There was always a seductive quality even when he was creating daywear. You see that in some of the designs the students have put forth. I’m happy to see when fashion understands that we have to celebrate where we’ve been so that we can go forward in a very modern way.”
The 14 students’ looks were

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For Tokyo Vintage Store Nude Trump, It’s Business as Usual

TOKYO — Longtime Shibuya vintage store Nude Trump says its business remains unaffected by the erratic behavior of the American president with whom it shares a name.
The store, located on the third floor of an Eighties-style building, offers a hodgepodge of vintage blouses, go-go dresses, ballet costumes, heavy gold chains, hats and more. It was opened 28 years ago by Tokyo vintage dealing legend Hayao Matsumura, whom some refer to as the “grandfather” of Tokyo mishmash fashion.
The shop’s Trump name was not inspired by the entrepreneur-turned-politician, but rather by playing cards that feature the image of nude pin-up models as decoration. In addition to clothes, accessories and costumes, Nude Trump sells nude trump cards as an expression of its name.
“There has been no change in sales,” a shop attendant relayed to WWD. They noted that about 90 percent of the store’s clientele are Japanese, and thus are not as alarmed by its Trump moniker.
The shop associate noted that perplexed tourists have begun visiting the shop, often proclaiming, “I hate Trump.”
The store is located within something of a DIY Trump complex. Just one flight upstairs is longtime Shibuya nightlife establishment Trump Room. Though the nightclub’s interior boasts many chandeliers and gold leaf

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Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra Don New Swimsuits in ‘Baywatch’ Remake

There are few television swimsuits as memorable as the red one-piece and swim trunks worn by Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff in “Baywatch,” the long running television series that glorified Southern California lifeguards from 1989 to 2001. This being the age of the Hollywood reboot, summer’s kickoff popcorn flick is “Baywatch,” hitting theaters May 25 and starring Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach (along with cameos from Anderson and The Hoff).
Costume designer Dayna Pink, whose credits include “Crazy, Stupid Love” and “Hot Tub Time Machine,” said the idea of taking the memorable suits and updating them for 2017 was “a dream job.”
“We could have kept it exactly the same — that bathing suit is still being sold at American Apparel — but I thought, ‘Let’s change it and have fun,’” she said.

Alexandra Daddario as Summer Quinn in the film “Baywatch.”
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Order number one was altering the red hue to make it less orange-y and more ruby. Then changing the fabric from Lycra to a Neoprene-inspired one that had a sexy big-screen shine to it. Pink then added gold zippers as detail. “The gold zipper, ruby-red color, wet skin, sun tans and water all jump out

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Sienna Miller, Rita Ora Participate in La Mer Wave Walk With Project 0

RIDING THE WAVE: La Mer, in collaboration with non-profit organization Project 0, will kick off the La Mer Wave Walk on May 20. It’s the brand’s latest philanthropic initiative to support ocean conservation projects through a newly formed La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund. Fifty influencers, celebrities and artists — including Rita Ora, Chuck Close, Julian Schnabel, Cara Delevingne, Bruce Weber, Sienna Miller, Milla Eastwood, Peter Thomson and Vivienne Westwood — have created 50wave installations that will be placed in different locations throughout New York City as part of a public art trail.
“Of course the ocean is our muse. The original crème and the miracle broth was really created inspired by the healing powers of the ocean,” said Clyde Johnson, La Mer global ambassador, calling the Blue Art Trail an “evolution” of the Estée Lauder Cos.-owned brand’s Blue Heart Oceans Fund. “The fund will focus on supporting Marine Protected Areas, as well as strengthening our ongoing ocean conversation efforts around the world.”
Over the course of the weekend, the public is invited to visit — and bid on — Miller and Ora’s sculpture at the Oculus in the World Trade Center, Eastwood’s at Roosevelt Island and Delevingne and Thomson’s at the United Nations. Between

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