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Is Paris Ready for Barry’s Bootcamp?

GET YOUR SWEAT ON: Barry’s Bootcamp is taking over Paris.
The 1998-founded gym opened its first location in the French capital on Saturday evening, a 5,800-square-foot space on the Rue Réaumur in the 2nd arrondissement.
“Paris is definitely ready for Barry’s,” said chief executive officer Joey Gonzalez, speaking at the bootcamp’s opening cocktail on Saturday evening. “I wouldn’t have said that maybe five years ago, but judging by the amount of Instagram direct messages I’ve been getting asking me when we’re coming to France, I know French people are aware of the brand and fully ready for us.”
One of those French people is Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, who met Gonzalez via Balmain ceo Massimo Piombini and became a regular at international Barry’s locations.
To celebrate the long-awaited Paris opening, the designer has teamed with Barry’s to create a capsule collection of three looks, produced in limited edition and put up for auction on the Barry’s web site, with all proceeds going to French charity Le Refuge.

The three looks designed by Olivier Rousteing for Barry’s Paris
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“All proceeds go to benefit kids who have been victims of homophobia or transphobia,” said Gonzalez, gesturing to a crystal-studded “Cross Your Limits” hoodie. “That aspect was important to

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Ben Harper Has Proud Dad Moment at Lanvin

TAKE THE PLUNGE: Given the stifling heat, it was a wonder none of the guests were tempted to dive right in to the historic Pailleron swimming pool, one of Paris’ hidden treasures and the setting for the Lanvin show on Sunday morning.
Dressed in a cloth cap and duffle coat, Ben Harper may not have been suitably attired for the setting, but it was not to be missed: His son Ellery, a month shy of his 18th birthday, was walking the show.
Attending with his wife Jaclyn Matfus, Harper has just completed a tour of the Southern Hemisphere, so perhaps was acclimatized for the heatwave gripping Paris. “I was just over in South Africa, it was amazing. I was doing music, touring, in Soweto, Cape Town, Pretoria and Reunion Island.”
Singer and actress Inna Modja was tempted to dive in. “With the heat, you almost want to take a dip,” she admitted.
Modja recently wrapped a UN-backed documentary on climate change with Fernando Meirelles, the director of “City of God,” taking her to Senegal and Ethiopia.
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Darren Criss, Rag’n’Bone Man, Years&Years Perform at Balmain Music Festival

VIVE LA MUSIQUE: A huge stage was erected at the Jardin des Plantes on Friday, serving both as a runway for the Balmain men’s spring 2020 show and a stage for a one of a kind music festival, organized in partnership with (RED), the global nonprofit organization that raises critical awareness and funds to fight AIDS.
The event was organized on the occasion of the Fête de la musique, an annual all-night musical celebration taking place in the streets of Paris on June 21 and coinciding with Paris Men’s Week.

The set at Balmain.
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Guests, whether they were fashion professionals invited to the show or the 1,500 members of the general public who had booked their free tickets online, roamed among the festival site, stopping to buy drinks via their cashless electronic bracelet, grab a sandwich from one of the food trucks or nab the limited-edition “Balmain Festival” merch sold on the premises.
Spotted in the VIP area, model Natalia Vodianova was reminiscing about the best concert she ever attended.

Natalia Vodianova
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“I remember seeing Dua Lipa perform at the Brits after party, there were maybe 100 people attending,” she recalled. “It was right at the beginning of her career and I

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Kate Moss and Daughter Lila Grace, Lily Allen, Turn Up to Support Kim Jones at Dior

PASTEL LADIES: Was there a theme we weren’t made aware of?
Most of the celebrities who turned up to support designer Kim Jones’ spring 2020 collection for Dior — set in a Daniel Arsham-designed decor complete with bright pink-colored sand covering the runway — donned pastel colored-hair, including Kelly Osbourne, sporting a mauve bob the exact shade of her manicured nails.
“We meet here every year,” said the British singer and actress, cozying up to American actress Christina Ricci front row at the show, adding that her next secret project is making her move back to the U.K., which she is “very happy about.”
Ricci, whose next film “Percy” with actor Christopher Walken will hit theaters this fall, was curious about what was currently happening in the streets of Paris. “Why are there so many people?” asked the “Buffalo 66” star.
That day was the Fête de la musique, or music day in English, a free celebration during which live concerts are staged all over the city.
“Everyone seems to be having such a good time, it looks so fun,” Osbourne said. “I’m a bit jealous we’re not out there.”
Sitting next to designer Haider Ackermann, rapper J Balvin, “Call Me By Your Name” director Luca

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Tan France Turns an Artful Eye on Comedians With ‘Dressing Funny’

The state of comedy’s collective fashion sense is no laughing matter. At least as far as Tan France is concerned.
The “Queer Eye” fashion star is once again doling out advice, but not to sartorially challenged straight men. France is plying his brand of fabulousness on comedians, with “Dressing Funny,” a new series on Netflix is a Joke, the streaming giant’s comedy platform, airing on Netflix’s main YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Focusing on comedians gives France plenty of fodder. As a group, funny people aren’t necessarily known for their fashion aplomb. John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Ali Wong, Miranda Sings (the fictional character embodied by YouTube personality Colleen Ballinger), Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, and Pete Davidson, submit to France’s once-overs as he hones in on their trouble spots and convinces them to venture outside their sartorial comfort zones.
“I’m a massive, massive comedy fan,” France said in an interview from London, where he was promoting his new memoir, “Natural Tan.” “I asked every one of them for a reason. You’ll see your favorite comedians as you’ve never seen them before.
“Will we laugh a lot? Yes. Will I lay with another man? Yes,” France said. Cut to the episode where Davidson is wearing

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Christopher Kane, Fernando Garcia Share Met Gala Plans at Museum of Sex Dinner

It’s almost the first Monday of May, and naturally the Met Gala is on the fashion industry’s mind.
Friday night prior to The Met is considered time to kick things into high gear, but Christopher Kane decided to take a different tack. He, along with filmmaker and “The Sex Ed” podcast host Liz Goldwyn, hosted a dinner party at the Museum of Sex celebrating Matchesfashion.com being at Frieze New York.
“This is a nice way to ease into things,” Kane smiled, surrounded by guests Charli XCX, Carolyn Murphy, Helena Christensen and Oscar de la Renta’s Fernando Garcia. On Monday, Kane will attend the Met Gala — but first he’s got fittings over the weekend.
“I also have some pieces in the exhibition, which is amazing,” Kane added.
Garcia has fittings on the schedule, too.
“We’re going to have all of our Oscar de la Renta ladies in Forties-inspired ensembles,” he said, remaining mum on who exactly the brand would be dressing. But Garcia did offer this: “You’re going to be seeing lots of feathers.”
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Keira Knightley Praises Virginie Viard’s Debut Solo Show for Chanel

UNITED FRONT: House ambassadors including Keira Knightley, Vanessa Paradis and her daughter Lily-Rose Depp joined personalities including Claudia Schiffer, Ali MacGraw and Cécile Cassel to take in the debut solo Chanel collection of Virginie Viard, for Cruise 2020, presented at the Grand Palais on Friday.
Viard, Karl Lagerfeld’s longtime righthand woman who succeeded the designer as the house’s artistic director following his passing in February, is the first female designer to head the brand since Gabrielle Chanel herself.
Melding perfectly with the pale green glass-and-steel structure of the venue, the show’s set was based on an old-school train station, with realistic train tracks and signs marked with different destinations including Rome, Venice and Saint-Tropez.
“The fact that it’s going back into the hands of a woman is so unbelievably exciting. Virginie worked alongside Karl for more than 30 years, so she understands the fabric of the house so well, but is now bringing that very feminine, cool touch…Looking at that collection, I was, like: ‘yes, I want to wear all of that, thank you very much,’” enthused Knightley after the show.
Observing the set, a sun-kissed Gaspard Ulliel, just back from a scuba-diving vacation in Menorca, talked planes, trains and carbon footprint.
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New York City Ballet Gala Seen as Turning Point for Change

The New York City Ballet held its annual spring gala on Thursday evening — the first to be presided over by a new leadership administration.
In late February, Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan — both former principal dancers at the company — were named as artistic director and associate artistic director, respectively. Stafford had been serving as interim director since June 2018, when his predecessor Peter Martins resigned amid allegations of abuse, following a 35-year run at the head of the historical troupe.
This passing of the baton — only the third such change in City Ballet’s 71-year history — was embroiled in scandals relating to male dancers’ and administrations’ conduct. Thus, the company — known in recent years for its flashy artist and fashion design collaboration — appears to be taking a quiet moment to reassess. Its gala last night was not attended by celebrities and the company has no imminent plans for an international tour.
In the weeks since their appointment, Stafford and Whelan have been outlining plans to modernize the company. As previously outlined to WWD, Stafford intends to implement new protocols to ensure that the City Ballet-affiliated School of American Ballet becomes increasingly diverse, thus providing the company with

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Rei Kawakubo on Newness, The Met in Rare Interview at Noguchi Museum

In a rare public appearance, Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo was in New York City on Thursday night to accept the Isamu Noguchi Award and engage in a Q&A with the Noguchi Museum’s director Brett Littman.
Kawakubo arrived to the museum in Long Island City for this year’s Spring Benefit with her husband, Adrian Joffe, her publicist and a translator. She wore a black, Chinese-style shirt with Mandarin collar and frog buttons, a black ball skirt, New Balance sneakers and a gold perfecto jacket. During cocktail hour, she stood quietly with members of her CDG team, her hands clasped together. Although people were fawning over her, she waved the attention away; when an employee from the museum asked Joffe whether the designer needed water, Kawakubo gently put her hand on the woman’s arm and shook her head no.
She didn’t mingle. People were led to her for an introduction — including the ambassador and consul general of Japan in New York, Kanji Yamanouchi, who, when he met her, bowed deeply with his hands on his thighs and then bowed a subsequent five times.
After receiving her award, which Littman presented to Kawakubo on a small stage erected inside the museum, he

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Showing Up for Prada Resort 2020

As the sun set over the West Side Highway and Hudson River, the sixth floor of Prada headquarters, The Piano Factory, grew increasingly dim. But there was still plenty to see, as the crowd sipped Champagne from coup glasses ahead of the house’s resort show upstairs and tried to make out who was who around them.
Elle Fanning, who attended the show with boyfriend Max Minghella, had gotten a preview of the show space. “I got here very early and walked upstairs, and it was totally empty, so I got a little photo op of myself alone,” said the actress, who’s in town to attend the Met gala with Miu Miu on Monday. “I live in L.A., so it’s always a treat when I get to come to the city. I don’t have anything planned [for the weekend], but maybe try and see a show or something.” But first: her first Prada show. “I always go to Miu Miu, I don’t think I’ve ever been to the Prada show. My sister has, but I haven’t.”
It was also Sadie Sink’s first time attending Miu Miu’s sister show.
“Prada’s one of the brands that I’ve loved ever since I was little,” said the 17-year-old

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Coachella Party Round-up: Hailey Bieber at Levi’s, Jeremy Scott at Moschino and more

Levi’s had Snoop Dogg DJing and shooting Snoop dollars and blunts into the swimming pool. Adidas held its SportsClub at an estate with its own helipad, beach and lake-sized swimming pool. And Moschino and “The Sims” had a roller-skating rink, fun slide and mini concerts by Diplo and more at the home that Tentology, the world’s leading manufacturer of luxury commercial tents, built.
There is the official Coachella festival, and then there is the shadow festival, the one that happens at the brand-sponsored parties hosted in the dusty, desert environs of Indio, where over the weekend Leonardo DiCaprio, Hailey Bieber, Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Donald Glover, Idris Elba, Jaden Smith and many more flocked to drink, dance and hashtag, wearing Levi’s, Moschino, Gucci, Ganni, Off-White, Versace prints-on-prints, YSL heart sunglasses, cowboy boots, bucket hats, matching Aloha print shirt and shorts sets (exhibit A: Darren Criss), bum-baring thongs and crystal-fringe skirts. Photo ops were everywhere, from the Dosist party at Two Bunch Palms, where guests could toke up and tune out in an underwater Sound Bath, to YSL Beauté’s pop-up in a gas station in Cathedral City.
A rundown of what happened where:

St. Vicious (St. Vincent) Levi’s brunch.
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Rocky Barnes, Annie Lawless, Brittany Xavier on Coachella, Business of Influence

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. — As the industry ponders what influencer marketing — and even the term influencer — means today, many of those who have managed to nab success in the social media space converged here Saturday for a one-day conference.
Although Create & Cultivate’s Desert Pop-up took place the same weekend as the first round of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which has become a boon for social media content, the conference was off festival grounds, where it was a day of panels and keynotes providing inspiration and instruction on how to build a business today.
“The reason why we show up at places like Coachella or South by Southwest is we like to go where our audience goes,” said Create & Cultivate founder Jaclyn Johnson. “Specifically for Coachella, it’s fashion, beauty, music and culture.”
WWD had a chance to chat with a few of the influencers at Create & Cultivate who have managed to parlay their success on social into companies and brand partnerships, asking them to weigh in on the festival and where their industry is headed. Below, an edited version of those conversations.

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Fashion Insider Kevin Krier Dies at 64

Kevin Krier, founder and chief executive officer of Kevin Krier and Associates, died Wednesday in San Francisco at the age of 64.
The longtime fashion show producer died after a short illness, according to Anne Taylor-Davis.
Forward-thinking in his approach to fashion shows, award galas and image-making, Krier was among the first to encourage designers to pull back the curtain on their runway shows, collections and glamorous lives. Krier was an established presence on the American and European fashion scene for many years. Krier produced Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent shows for 10 years in collaboration with designer Tom Ford. Krier also orchestrated the annual CFDA Awards from behind the scenes for 15 years, including the gala when Princess Diana bestowed an award to the late Harper’s Bazaar editor Liz Tilberis. In the years before social media, he understood the power of celebrity and the importance of young designers to be seen. In a 2010 interview, he told WWD how important it was for them “to be out there, because people’s memories are very short.”
His client list was an encyclopedia of designers Giorgio Armani, Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, Todd Oldham, Wolfgang Joop, P. Diddy’s Sean Jean, Badgley Mischka, Ellen Tracy, Ronaldus Shamask,

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Katy Perry and Anita Hill Honored at 10th Annual DVF Awards

On Thursday night in Brooklyn, Katy Perry was the recipient of the Inspiration Award at the 10th annual DVF Awards, held this year at the Brooklyn Museum. But Perry, in her acceptance speech, still made a point of keeping things light.
“I put the ‘con’ in confidence,” she joked once she reached the podium to accept her award. “And I’m very nervous because my Spanx have ridden all the way up my thigh in such a way that…
“Anyway,” she laughed. “The goddess energy in this room is undeniable.”

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And indeed, the powerful women who attended the DVF Awards this year — Diane von Furstenberg herself; the award recipients Professor Anita Hill, Hadeel Mustafa Anabtawi, Nadia Murad and Susan Burton; presenters Gloria Steinem, Julia Stiles, Arianna Huffington and Allison Williams, and performers Chloe and Halle Bailey — contributed to a larger-than-life feeling in the air. Each woman spoke about what they were working on; Stiles, marking the 20th anniversary of her breakout

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Soundcheck With Olivia O’Brien

It’s hours before showtime, and Olivia O’Brien’s fans are already lined up outside of Bowery Ballroom. Inside the venue, the pop starlet sits cross-legged on the floor of her green room applying her makeup, gathering her thoughts and fighting off the pang of preshow nerves sure to set in.
“I kind of try to be by myself too and not talk to anyone,” says O’Brien of her preshow ritual. “My friends will try to talk to me and I’ll just be like, ‘No, don’t talk to me.’ I just need to be by myself and get prepared to go out on stage.”
O’Brien is touring in promotion of her first album, “Was It Even Real?” which drops April 26. But she’s not one to glamorize being on tour. “It’s just a lot of eating gas station food and not sleeping, so it’s really hard — but it’s fun,” she says.
Her trademark honesty is a breath of fresh air, and something she’s lauded for among her young fans. Her songs, about everything from being friend-zoned to dealing with depression, are no product of an older seasoned hired songwriter — O’Brien writes all of her lyrics herself.
“Not everyone can fully say, ‘This is how

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French Artist Claude Lalanne Dies at 93

PARIS — Claude Lalanne, the French artist who crafted surrealistic jewelry and sculptures that frequently seconded as furniture, died early morning Wednesday in Fontainebleau, France, according to gallerist Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand. She was 93.
With her husband, François-Xavier Lalanne, who predeceased her in December 2008, Claude Lalanne was successful with fashion designers, being granted commissions from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, Hubert de Givenchy and Karl Lagerfeld. Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Reed Krakoff and François Pinault have collected works by the Lalannes, as well.
“Claude Lalanne was a bastion against poor taste and pretentiousness,” said Mitterrand in a statement. “Wielding spirit and wit, she disdained mediocrity and dismissed the oracles of the so-called ‘avant-garde’ as she did fleeting artistic trends.
“Her life’s philosophy lay in the fruit of a good day’s work,” he continued. “Right up to her final days, she worked on the installation of a monumental staircase commissioned by Peter Marino, which she had just completed.”
While often considered a team, Claude and François-Xavier seldom worked together, although their art bore a similar aesthetic. Her creations were often organic in shape, inspired by nature — flora and fauna — whereas his mostly took the form of animals.
For Saint Laurent,

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Baccarat Opens Boutique, Bbar and Lounge in Milan

MILAN — Baccarat introduced a new luxury retail concept in Milan this week, in conjunction with the city’s furniture and design trade show Salone del Mobile.
Discreetly positioned in a 1,944-square-foot space in a courtyard on Via Montenapoleone, and marked by a stunning red chandelier outside its main door, the Baccarat Boutique, Bbar and Lounge is inspired by the brand’s Bar & Lounge of the Baccarat Hotel in New York.
The location and interiors, however, are quintessentially Milanese, characterized by modern frescoes by multidisciplinary artist and art director Alexandre Benjamin Navet.

A view of the Baccarat chandeliers and the frescoes in the location.
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“This is the first such store in the world and it had to be in via Montenapoleone,” said chief executive officer Daniela Riccardi during an exclusive preview on Tuesday. “Everyone today talks about offering experiences, and in some cases it’s a bit of a stretch, but this is actually our world, part of our history,” contended Riccardi, who joined Baccarat in in June 2013 after holding the same position at Diesel for two years. Before that, she spent 25 years at Procter & Gamble, where she held numerous senior roles, including vice president in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. From 2005

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Lydia Fenet Wrote Her New Book in Under Three Months

For about three months, Lydia Fenet came home from her job as managing director and global director of strategic partnerships at Christie’s and, no matter how tired she was from the workday, plunked down inside her bedroom to write her book, “The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You.” She set a strict regimen with a precise goal: She had to write a certain number of words, and she would not leave the room until she’d finished. According to her husband Chris Delaney, this was how she finished in time for her April 9 release date.
“She had her own little space, and she would get away from me — probably very smartly so — and get in a space where she could concentrate and figure out what she wanted to say,” Delaney explained on Tuesday night, speaking from the cocktail and dinner party hosted by Christie’s and Kering celebrating Fenet’s new book. “I was probably watching TV in the other room.”
For Fenet, the process was, at times, emotional. To write the book, she had to recount memories from her childhood that sculpted her into the person and working woman she is today.
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The Whitney Museum Honors Michael Bloomberg at 2019 Gala

American fashion, art and business melded Tuesday night at the Whitney Museum’s annual gala and Studio Party, which this year honored Michael Bloomberg and was presented by Michael Kors and Audi.
Michaels Kors and Bloomberg were joined by Diane Kruger, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Karen Elson, Donna Karan, Vanessa Williams, Alton Mason, Hilary Rhoda, Devon Windsor, Bloomberg’s daughters Georgina and Emma Bloomberg, Micaela Erlanger, Hope Atherton, Leonard Lauder, Dylan Lauren, Will Cotton, Cindy Sherman and more.
“Well, of course, I’m an American designer, and here we are in a museum that really pays homage to great American talent,” Kors said during cocktail hour on the museum’s fifth floor. “And I think they’re always thinking outside the box. I think they always look at things with a different lens. And being a downtown boy — my house is around the corner — to bring this level of an institution to a residential neighborhood is a remarkable thing.”
“Michael, you look great,” Mason told Kors as he passed by.
“YOU look great,” Kors countered (Mason was, after all, wearing the designer’s clothes).
“He’s going to teach me how to dance,” Kors said after the model had left. “He’s so good.”
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Marlo Thomas, Henry Winkler, Oscar de La Renta Celebrate Colleagues Spring Luncheon in L.A.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the Beverly Wilshire ballroom when local girl Marlo Thomas came home to Beverly Hills on Tuesday to accept her Champion of Children award at the Colleagues Annual Spring Luncheon to benefit L.A.’s Children’s Institute, which included an encore presentation of the Fall 2019 Oscar de la Renta runway collection.
“I have held a dying child in my arms. I never thought I could bear it, and it changed me,” said the actress and philanthropist of her work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which her father, Danny Thomas, founded in 1962. Her role as National Outreach Director there is just the tip of the iceberg of what she has done over her 40-year career, including inspiring a generation of women in TV’s “That Girl” in the 1960s, then producing the seminal children’s book, album and TV special “Free to Be… You and Me” in 1972, and nabbing an Emmy, Peabody, Grammy, Golden Globe and Presidential Medal of Freedom along the way.

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“The project was built on the idea that children have the right to cast off stereotypes and be who they want,” said the event’s host

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