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Just Call Him Marty

At what point does Martin Scorsese become just Marty?
The director was this year’s honoree for MoMA’s annual film benefit presented by Chanel, and many of his friends, collaborators and family had come out to pay tribute to Scorsese’s five decades of work creating and championing film preservation.
“Marty. Marty, you’re talking. I’m trying to talk to you,” said Jonah Hill, taking the podium inside the museum’s basement movie theater where the crowd had gathered ahead of a celebratory dinner. “Some people grew up with super heroes on their wall, and I had a picture of Marty on my wall. The fact that I even get to call him Marty is insane; I feel like someone’s going to come up here and slap me every time I say it,” he added, before continuing to address the director. “I could tell you endless stories about how you’ve personally affected my life and the things you’ve taught me, but I don’t want to waste everyone’s time, so I figure you should probably clear out the rest of this week.”
Hill’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” costar and longtime Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio took the stage next, offering a more formal accolade.
“To an undeniable expert of the cinematic

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Naomi Campbell, Matt Smith Party at Burberry’s Extravagant Christmas Fete

The Burberry flagship in New York was transformed into a full-on celebration of Christmas on Monday night, as the brand toasted its latest ad campaign for the holidays starring Matt Smith, Naomi Campbell, M.I.A. and more.
The British label employed a fleet of carolers to greet guests in the tree-filled foyer; while up the grand staircase on the second floor, a room with red carpet and velvet drapes housed a table piled high with lavish holiday desserts. At the beginning of the night, the spread — which resembled something of a movie set, with one place setting at the head of the table — wasn’t for eating. It was strictly an Instagrammable moment. But later on, people started helping themselves to plates of baked Alaska, fruit cake and cookies dusted with powdered sugar.
Victor Cruz, Misty Copeland, Vashtie and a bevy of young influencers circled the party with Champagne in hand. On the third floor, two calligraphers made handwritten cards for guests. And on the fifth floor, in strolled Smith in a gray suit, his hair slicked to the side and a jolly demeanor. The London-based actor had greeted everyone and shook people’s hands multiple times. He showed off two silver

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It Might Soon Be Time for Leila George to Quit Her Waitressing Job

On paper, Leila George should’ve been the leading starlet of a soapy teen drama years ago. She’s Hollywood offspring (daughter of actors Vincent D’Onofrio and Greta Scacchi), she’s gossip mag fodder (see this summer’s Daily Mail photos from her beach vacay with Sean Penn) and, when she strolls up at the Roxy Hotel in downtown New York in an ab-baring crop top and flared white jeans, clearly possesses a natural self-confidence that makes you instantly want to know her story.
But the life of a scion hasn’t interested George, who, at 26, only recently gave into a longtime interest in acting and decided to pursue it slowly, on her own terms, and while supporting herself as a waitress out in Los Angeles.
Despite an upbringing from two industry figures, George is far from a Hollywood princess, and she still maintains the rather adorable innocence of an up-and-comer, before all the media training seeps in.
When asked the reason for her trip to New York, she’s immediately humble. “I’m here to promote my movie ‘Mortal Engines.’ Not my movie,” she says, momentarily embarrassed. ”That was super obnoxious.”
She’s just completed her first Comic Con for the film, and the experience gave her her first taste

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Dinner in Denver for “Dior: From Paris to the World”

DENVER — The Mile High City got its very own Parisian-inspired night Friday evening when the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition “Dior: From Paris to the World” was toasted with a Chairman’s Dinner in the museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton building.
‘Dior: From Paris to the World’ Opens at the Denver Art Museum
Ahead of a walkthrough, one of the first looks at the exhibition (which is Dior’s first of its kind in the U.S. and which opens to the public Monday), guests were welcomed with some background from its curator Florence Müller and the museum’s director, Christoph Heinrich.
“About three years ago we were able to lure Florence Müller away from Paris to Denver, which is, I think, the clear option when you live in Paris,” Heinrich told the crowd. “And ever since, Florence, a powerhouse of fashion, turned this program around.”
The exhibition’s arrival in Denver is in part thanks to the financial backing of patrons Joy and Chris Dinsdale.
“When someone asks me ‘do you speak French?’ I say ‘yes, I speak Dior.’ And when my husband asks me ‘are you shopping?’ I say ‘no, I’m collecting — Dior,’” Joy told the room. “The house of Dior to me is an enduring legacy of exquisite and

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Discovering the ABC x Warhol Shirt Drop With Remington Guest and Heather Haber

The Whitney Museum got a taste of the hypebeast crowd on Friday afternoon.
In collaboration with the museum’s Andy Warhol retrospective “Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again,” popular streetwear brand Advisory Board Crystals designed five limited-edition T-shirts. The shirts, made in runs of 100, are being released over a span of five months, but ABC founders Remington Guest and Heather Haber were in town Friday afternoon for the first drop, announced a few hours earlier on Instagram.
After paying for a shirt in the museum’s shop, customers are handed a receipt with a map on the back leading them to nearby cultural hub Fort Gansevoort, where they pick up the shirts.
“I actually love this on the bill, that’s kind of rad,” said Guest while inspecting the map. Like anyone buying a shirt, he was discovering the experience for the first time. (Guest and Haber, however, already had their shirts; number 1 and number 2 of the run, respectively; each one is hand-numbered.)
One hope of the collaboration is to attract a different crowd to The Whitney, people who may not otherwise think to visit the museum. It’s no coincidence that the drop was on a Friday, either, when the evening

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Guggenheim International Gala Honors Alice Walton and Dimitris Daskalopoulos

It’s crucial to set the scene for Thursday night’s Guggenheim International Gala: A few inches of wet snow blanketed New York starting in the afternoon, leading to massive transportation delays all around town. Which is all to say, guests got there when they got there, and didn’t let it dampen the evening festivities.
“I just arrived from Shanghai, but it took me more time to come from 57th to 89th,” Dior president Pietro Beccari told the crowd during his dinner speech.
While the GIG pre-party the night before catered to the younger set, the Guggenheim International Gala is, as Beccari put it, for “the more traditional crowd.” The evening honored philanthropists Alice Walton and Dimitris Daskalopoulos, and before dinner, Walton shared her first Guggenheim memory with the crowd from the museum’s basement theater.
“Our family home was built by a young architect at the time named E. Fay Jones, who happened to be a student of Frank Lloyd Wright,” said the Arkansas native. “And Fay was a good friend of our family’s so I heard about Frank Lloyd Wright all during my childhood. We finally made my first trip to New York when I was about eight or 10, and one of the first things we

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Eaton’s Katherine Lo on Reconfiguring Hotels for Social Good

HONG KONG — Katherine Lo wants to make the world a better place. It’s that simple for the founder of Eaton, who is attempting a paradigm shift in the world of hospitality.
With a unique background — Lo is the daughter of billionaire Lo Ka Shui, who owns the Langham luxury hotels — the 36-year-old has come up with a hybrid of hotel, coworking members club, wellness center, arts and creatives community hub. Let’s say if a low-key Burning Man merged with Soho House and WeWork.
The first Eaton debuted in D.C. in September, where its heavy emphasis on the “do-good” aspect, earned it a nickname in the press as the “anti-Trump” hotel. A second location is set to get off the ground this weekend in her hometown of Hong Kong.
The breadth of the concept takes a while to sink in, Lo admits, but she underscores Eaton is distinct to conventional hotel concepts seen in the industry, which over the years have shifted expand their content and lifestyle offerings. “Half our team are employed from other fields such as journalism, the arts, environmental work and many others,” she points out. The company is also in the process of applying for B Corp status.
To help

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‘Dior: From Paris to the World’ Opens at the Denver Art Museum

DENVER — The first retrospective of Dior in the U.S. has landed at the Denver Art Museum — and though the exhibition is a continuation of the 70th-anniversary display that bowed in Paris in 2017, “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve,” the DAM show offers an entirely new look at the legacy of the house, and its relationship to the world.
The exhibition, which opens to the public on Nov, 19, is roughly two-thirds new, with much of it never before exhibited. It is comprised of 202 looks, with eight pieces from the collection of Hamish Bowles, several from the Henry Ford Museum, while the majority come from the house of Christian Dior.
“The first project was to bring the Paris exhibition here, like a tour,” says Florence Müller, who curated the exhibition (she co-curated the Parisian show with Olivier Gabet, museum director at Les Arts Décoratifs). “But soon after the opening it was very clear that it was such a huge success in Paris that I was thinking, ‘perhaps nobody will come [in Denver], because if you take the same exhibition, what is the new vision?’ Then very soon this idea came to reinvent, reshape the exhibition, remodel the content.”
Müller relocated from

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Lana Marks: The Makings of a Fashion-Focused Ambassador Nominee

“Lana who?”
That was the reaction among many Washington insiders, pundits and voters who questioned and in some cases challenged President Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to South Africa — Lana Marks.
The designer and CFDA member is known among the fashion crowd for her exotic-skin handbags and friendship with the late Princess Diana.
Reached in Palm Beach Thursday, Marks said, “I am deeply honored,” declining to comment further about the situation or future plans regarding her independently owned company.
The South African-born designer is believed to have met the President about 23 years ago in some sort of social setting in Palm Beach where she is based. Marks has known Trump and his family for years, although they are not known to socialize together. Her familiarity with South Africa, her professional style, her international relationships, media skills and women’s empowerment leanings were upsides with the President, according to one insider familiar with the situation, who requested anonymity.
The well-dressed, globe-trotting professional runs with an international crowd and specializes in exotic-skin handbags that retail from $2,655 to nearly $20,000. The idea for her company sprang from her fruitless search for a red alligator handbag to match the suit she planned to wear to a birthday

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Intersect by Lexus Brings International Chefs to New York’s Meatpacking District

Intersect by Lexus has found a third spot to park.
The brand has opened its experiential concept in the prime of New York’s Meatpacking District; similar to its sister locations in Tokyo and Dubai, the voluminous space was crafted with the help of design firm Wonderwall. And Lexus parts and materials, natch.
“It’s intended to be a culture space as opposed to a car space,” says general manager Kirk Edmondson. “It’s about introducing people to a side of the brand that they’re really not familiar with.”
The three-floor space marries several concepts under one roof. The ground floor features an all-day café, casual seating and retail shop; the second floor is a bar/lounge and restaurant, run by Union Square Hospitality Group, and the third floor is a private gallery space for talks, exhibitions and meetings. Although the space is short on Lexus’ logo, their design aesthetic runs throughout — the brand’s leather is used in the seating, bamboo blinds are fashioned in the shape of its spindle grill, the circular bar is evocative of a tire.
“There’s a lot of automotive related things if you hear the stories, but it’s really just paying homage to Lexus. It’s just interesting design at the end of

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La Hune Bookstore Reopens With Ellen von Unwerth Exhibition

PARIS — A crowd of locals flocked to the opening party of the just-refurbished La Hune bookstore on Wednesday night, which recently reopened to the public after being partially destroyed by a fire a year ago.
Originally opened in 1944 at a different address, the original La Hune was a Paris institution, drawing a mix of writers, artists and designers with its carefully curated selection of art books.
Now run by Yellow Korner and specializing in photography, with an exhibition space on the first floor, the sleek new space kicked off its rebirth with an exhibition by German photographer Ellen von Unwerth, who happened to be the first female photographer to show her work at La Hune.
“I used to browse the bookstore all the time, it’s a very mythical place,” von Unwerth said. “I came to see a lot of great photographers here, like Oliviero Toscani and Nobuyoshi Araki. I’m even more honored to be here after learning that I’m the first woman.”
Named “Guilty Pleasures,” the exhibition consists of 25 pictures taken by von Unwerth throughout her 30-year career as a photographer. Decadent scenes from her “The Story of Olga” book mix with black-and-white portraits, such as a sultry close-up shot of actress

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Jorja Smith Serenades Guggenheim Gala Pre Party Crowd

It was 30 minutes into the Guggenheim International Gala’s pre-party on Monday night, and Maria Grazia Chiuri was feeling the vibe. The Upper East Side art museum was already packed with a young, energetic crowd, many dressed by gala sponsor Dior. Making her way inside, Kat Graham deemed the event the biggest fashion night of her “little life.” And the party’s main event — a performance by up-and-coming singer Jorja Smith — hadn’t even started.
“I’m very proud about this event because it’s in a place like the Guggenheim, in a city like New York that I really love. And especially this season there is this incredible artist,” Chiuri said, taking in the museum’s rotunda.
The crowd was getting a glimpse at the museum’s major fall show, a retrospective of the late abstract artist Hilma af Klint who hasn’t had a major U.S. show, and Chiuri was excited about a new generation being introduced to her work.
“I think that she was so talented, and I like the color,” Chiuri said of the artist. “You feel there is something behind the color — unbelievable and so soft, so intense — and I like also her personal story.” (Among other details, Klint decided that the

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Soundcheck With Anna of the North

Anna Lotterud has yet to get nervous — she’s still in the sweet spot before a show when the reality of stepping onstage is distant enough — but if she keeps talking about it, the nerves are bound to surface early.
“I get really nervous right before the show — but until that I’m really calm,” she says from her dressing room at Terminal 5. “But then had a hour before the show I’m like ‘deep breaths.’ But talking about it I’m like, ‘it’s coming!’”
Lotterud — who performs under the name Anna of the North — has had quite a rapid rise in the U.S., much in thanks to her song “Lovers” being included in this summer’s Netflix hit “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The Norwegian-born singer-songwriter, who grew up near Lillehammer but calls Oslo home these days, has been opening for indie-pop band LANY on their U.S. tour, as she continues to introduce herself to American listeners.
“I’ve never actually done promo or anything in the U.S. before so it’ll be interesting to see,” she says. “Because of the Internet I’ve always had American listeners but never been here [playing music].”
Being onstage and performing for a crowd of swooning

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Sølve Sundsbø Mounts Exhibition During Photo Vogue in Milan

MILAN — Norwegian and London-based fashion photographer and director Sølve Sundsbø is staging an exhibition at Milan’s Palazzo Reale, running from Thursday to Dec. 9.
The opening of the “Beyond the Still Image” exhibit kicks off the third edition of the Photo Vogue Festival 2018, which takes place in the city until Nov. 18.
Mounted across 10 rooms of the Palazzo’s Prince Apartment, the exhibition features a selection of works from Sundsbø including portraits and short movies in a juxtaposition of still and moving images.
“I selected [the works] with great difficulty, it was a long process,” Sundsbø told WWD during a walk-through on Wednesday morning, adding he was helped by the exhibit’s co-curators Michael Van Horne, from the Art+Commerce agency, and Alessia Glaviano, Vogue Italia senior photo editor. “As a person — not as an artist — it feels very special to share something that reflects personal feelings: melancholy, poetry, love, desire, sorrow. All the things that people carry around with themselves,” he said.

A portrait by Sundsbø.
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“We wanted to show a specific point of view, it wasn’t trying to be like a retrospective and show everything I’ve done. We tried to set the mood, which came primarily from the films. The

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Alice + Olivia Reaches Out to the Streetwear Market With Keith Haring Collection

When one thinks about the brand Alice + Olivia, associations with streetwear, skaters and tomboys might not immediately come to mind. But this was the audience the label reached out to on Tuesday night, with its party in celebration of the new Keith Haring x Alice + Olivia collection.
The inside of Highline Stages in Chelsea had been transformed that evening into something of a playground for Nineties kids: There was a ramp in the middle of the room where Danielle Melendez, Jules Lorenzo and Brenn Lorenzo of “Skate Kitchen” rode their skateboards — while wearing T-shirts from the collaboration. Throwback arcade games like Frogger and Ms. Pac-Man lined the perimeter of the space. Models wearing looks from the line stood and danced periodically to the thumping old-school tracks Mia Moretti and Margot of The Dolls played. Nicky Hilton Rothschild cradled one of the signature cocktails of the night, replete with a colorful dusting of Haring’s signature depiction of a cartoon person. Lion Babe, Huma Abedin and Deray McKesson also circled the floor. Chief executive officer of Alice + Olivia, Stacey Bendet, showed former Macy’s chairman and ceo Terry J. Lundgren — he’d matched black sneakers with his gray suit —

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Martina Mondadori Toasts Cabana Pop-Up at 5 Hertford Street in London

THE INSIDE STORY: “I like to work on the bones of the place,” said Cabana’s Martina Mondadori of her approach to dressing interiors. “This is a townhouse so I wanted it to feel a bit homey.”
Mondadori has taken over a three-floor space in London’s Burlington Arcade for a pre-Christmas pop-up shop, filling it with a unique patchwork of colored, patterned tableware, textiles – and even bags and jewelry – inspired by Persia, Spain, Austria, Italy and the Middle East.
The shop is also stocking Cabana x Aerin, a collection of Murano glassware and linens adorned with delicate Austrian dirndl and folk patterns. The tableware is on show alongside the 16th Century colored tiles from Seville, Spain and red wallpaper with a pattern drawn from a Persian rug.
The 560 square feet shop, which will stay open until Dec. 24, is Cabana’s first outlet in London, and Mondadori marked the occasion with a dinner at 5 Hertford Street in Mayfair on Tuesday night, with guests including Lauder, Amanda Brooks, Carolina Irving, Peter Pilotto, Christopher de Vos, Pedro Girao, Karen Groos, Alice Naylor-Leyland and Caro Sieber.

Martina Mondadori and Aerin Lauder at the Cabana dinner at 5 Hertford Street in London
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WWD Report Card: No Pain, No Fashion Gain?

It was a rough week, dear celebs.
Janelle Monáe: D+

Janelle Monáe
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She looks like she’s wearing a huge bib to prevent getting sauce on her dress. The lion-tamer hat only contributes to the comical effect — not to mention the sock-with-pump combo is baffling.
Scarlett Johansson: C+

Scarlett Johansson
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No pain no fashion gain? If you’re going to suffer like this to be sausaged into an outfit, it needs to be amazing — and this look is not a good return on investment.
Alicia Silverstone: C-

Alicia Silverstone
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It’s getting colder, the ice rinks are back — and so are the skaters. The only thing she needs is a pair of blades and a triple lutz and she’ll be a gold medal in our book. But on the red carpet, we’re feeling bronze.
Rita Ora: D

Rita Ora
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Someone got started with their holiday decorations early this year. Although this look might work on the angel atop your Christmas tree, in real life it’s simply ridiculous.
Jamie Foxx: D

Jamie Foxx
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Now boarding! This flight attendant look has reached new heights on Foxx. When he’s finished mixing you a tomato juice, he needs to emergency exit out of this sad excuse of a suit.
John Legend: B-

John Legend
Gregory

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Encore Opens From Parisian Chef Jean Imbert

A taste of Paris has landed in New York. Off the success of his restaurant, L’Acajou, in the French capital, and with the added boost of support from celeb friends such as Pharrell, Jean Imbert has opened Encore in the Meatpacking District.
But first things first: he’d like to make it clear he’s not in this alone. “I don’t even like the name ‘chef’ because nobody calls me chef,” he says, from the downstairs private dining room of the restaurant. “Nobody on my team in Paris, or here, calls me chef. It’s like I’m not more important than anybody; we are doing it all together. This is how we would work in Paris, and this is how we will work here.”
New York has always been a pipe dream for Imbert, who won season three of “Top Chef.”
“When I was young, I always said ‘If I go outside of Paris, it’s New York,’” he says. “It’s a little bit cliché for a French chef to say that we love New York, but for me, it’s true. I said ‘no’ to a lot of stuff in other places, so when this project came, it’s like my family project, you know?”
Leading up to the opening,

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WTHN Wants to Bring Acupuncture to All

Is acupuncture the next boutique wellness trend?
WTHN founders Dr. Shari Auth and Michelle Larivee and their investors are betting on “yes.” Open today in New York’s Flatiron District, the studio is aiming to reimagine natural healing through accessibility, beautiful design and streamlined offerings.
Larivee found her way to acupuncture several years ago after a skiing accident left her in chronic pain. She found that not only did her pain subside, but that she was also less stressed, sleeping better and had a stronger immune system.
“I really had my own eyes opened to the power of preventative health care and these tools that you could really use to stay healthy,” she says. “And then I started to think about in this world of SoulCycle and Sweetgreen, why wasn’t there a modern reimagination of acupuncture — something that was accessible, easy to get to, convenient and also an elevated experience?”
She was introduced to Auth by a friend from Georgetown University, who’s also one of Auth’s longtime clients and an investor in WHTN. (Founders of SoulCycle and Sweetgreen have invested in the concept.)
“This is really a dream and a passion of mine to take acupuncture to a larger audience and make it more accessible

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Callum Turner Is Pretending He’s Not About to Be Famous

Callum Turner has discovered a coping mechanism for keeping one’s head on straight when your career is about to blow up: Pretend that the blockbuster franchised movie you’re starring in is the usual small indie, and everything will be just fine.
That is, of course, until the studio heads plan a viewing party for the trailer, and diehard fans are flown into New York from worldwide, and you’re face-to-face with people bearing tattoos of the creatures from said “small indie.”
Turner, the 28-year-old London native, joins J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” franchise for its second installment, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” out this Friday. Known for his roles in films like “Tramps” and “The Only Living Boy in New York,” Turner is getting his first taste of mega-movie buzz with the release.

Callum Turner
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Now that the moment has come, he seems to be taking it all in stride. “It’s different,” he says, relaxing into a corner booth in the restaurant at the London Hotel in Midtown, dressed in a button-down shirt, jogger bottoms and Adidas sneakers. “I’ve not been in something with the same sort of level of interest. It’s nice, you know, just having conversations with people that are invested in

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