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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.
“I’m really concerned

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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.

Annie Lawless
Lawless Beauty founder and chief executive officer

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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.”
Kors, who called honoring Bloomberg the

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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.

Cara Leonetti Esposito, Topsy Doheny and Bridget Gless Keller
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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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WWD Report Card: Gone Country

The ACM Awards brought out the cowboy boots, bedazzlements and statement suits — with little to no success.
Reba McEntire: B

Reba McEntire
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Once you go into country music, the rules go out the door. McEntire’s floor-length flapper dress paired with silvery cowboy boots and statement jewelry is another day at the office around these parts — when in reality, it would be fashion purgatory. But in context, it fits the occasion.
Kacey Musgraves: C

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This pantsuit is basically Abba-disco-costume-meets-psychedelic-seahorse. Even on a country music scale, this is terrible. The Morticia Addams hair isn’t helping matters.
Maren Morris: D

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When a mullet dress meets a scrunchie. Also, the intense self-tanner and white nails take this further into Jersey Shore prom dress territory.
Miranda Lambert: C-

Miranda Lambert
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The slime green color of this dress gives the impression that she arrived from outer space via the egg-shaped clutch she’s carrying.
Carrie Underwood: D

Carrie Underwood
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The outfit and glam feel very desperate. But if you shortened the hem and added a bedazzled tiara, she’d be the ideal candidate for an Eastern Bloc ice skating competition.
Dennis Quaid: D

Dennis Quaid
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Behold! This is what a midlife crisis looks like. The biker jacket, skintight jeans and “Bad Boy” T-shirt are just depressing.

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Stephen Petronio Is Retracing His Steps

Stephen Petronio has been thinking about his heritage. There’s the history of the America he’s lived — he was born in the Fifties and grew up in a conservative Italian American family in Newark, N.J. — as well as the history of choreographers for whom he has danced and studied. All of those influences are present in “Bloodlines,” a series he started five years ago, on the 30th anniversary of his dance company, to pay homage to the lineage of postmodern dance.
“‘Bloodlines’ is really an autobiographical curation of what’s influenced me and what I find exciting,” says Petronio from the apartment he rented near to the company’s rehearsal space in Harlem; he spends the rest of his time in the Hudson Valley with his husband. “It’s like going back to reexamine my own roots and what was happening in the dance world when I was just opening my eyes.”
He saw the iconic postmodern choreographers of his generation starting to fade away — Merce Cunningham had died in 2009, and Trisha Brown’s health was on the decline; she passed in 2017 — and Petronio wanted to keep the language of the past, and give it a present tense.
“When they both left

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Kaws for a Cause

The crowded cocktail hour at the New York Academy of Arts’ Tribeca Ball was like a giant game of “Where’s Waldo?” come to life. But instead of Waldo, the man to find was the low-key artist Kaws, aka Brian Donnelly, wearing his signature cap. The academy’s five floors were packed with art — all for sale, to benefit the school — glittering stilt walkers, a contortionist, a harpist, palm reader, a Sousaphonist, and activations by event sponsor Van Cleef & Arpels. There was Naomi Watts, Brooke Shields, Liev Schreiber, Donna Karan, and more. There was much to distract, but Donnelly, the event’s honoree, was weaving between the micro studio spaces chatting with the artists.
“It’s just such a talent pool in one place,” said Donnelly, removing his wire-frame glasses. “It’s really hard to digest in an atmosphere like this, but at least you can get samplings and take names and come back and learn more.”
The artist has had an amazing few weeks, with the debut of a public sculpture in Hong Kong and the recent sale of one of his works at auction for a record $14.7 million. Academy president David Kratz bestowed an honorary degree upon Donnelly during dinner, and

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Punk Returns to Its Roots With Museum of Art and Design Exhibit

Before the Sex Pistols and Vivienne Westwood popularized eardrum-shattering guitar riffs and safety pin-laden garb, a new cultural movement was born across the pond.
“New York is really the roots of punk music and clothing and style,” says the exhibit’s curator Andrew Blauvelt. It was this realization that led Blauvelt to bring “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986” to the genre’s American motherland: New York.
The exhibit, which is on view at the Museum of Arts and Design from April 9 to Aug. 18, originated at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where Blauvelt is also the museum’s director.
Featuring more than 400 works including flyers, posters, zines and album covers spanning an entire decade, the exhibit explores how the punk movement shaped design and popular culture. Updated to reflect punk’s American birthplace, the MAD exhibit features additions such as Blondie and the Ramones memorabilia, flyers from renowned punk haunt CBGB and original issues of the short-lived fanzine “Punk.”
The majority of the objects featured in the exhibit are courtesy of New York collector Andrew Krivine. One of the gems plucked from Krivine’s extensive archive is an album cover for the Patti Smith Group’s “Radio Ethiopia,” which

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Giorgio Armani Unveils Exhibit on Tadao Ando’s Career at Silos Space

MILAN — Respect and goodwill run deep between Giorgio Armani and Tadao Ando — clearly tangible at the unveiling Monday of “The Challenge,” the first exhibition dedicated to architecture at the Armani Silos, and showcasing the career of the Japanese architect.
The relationship is strong, despite the language barrier, which is apparently not an obstacle. “I read his heart and he does the same with mine,” said Ando, speaking in Japanese, through an Italian interpreter. To be sure, the two share a passion for beauty and “the desire to continue to work until we are 100,” Ando said. “I wish to create an architecture that will live on eternally — not in substance or form, but as a memory within people’s hearts.”
Armani praised Ando’s “extraordinary ability to transform ‘heavy’ materials such as metal and concrete into something truly exciting.” He emphasized the architect’s “use of light, a fundamental element that helps shape the character of spaces.” The designer said he is in a phase of his life now where he wants “everything to be elegant — if it’s not elegant, it’s not worth anything.”
The exhibit is specially adapted for Silos and is designed by Ando and his studio in collaboration with Centre Pompidou,

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Variety Toasts Power of Women at Annual Luncheon

“Well, you know, sometimes in this business you just gotta do things that you’re not proud of.”
Kacey Musgraves was onstage inside Cipriani 42nd Street, recounting the verbatim response from a conversation she’d had with “a grown man, one that runs a company” ahead of the release of her first single, “Merry Go ‘Round,” in 2013. He didn’t think the song was upbeat enough. It wasn’t enough of a crowd-pleaser.
“And I said, ‘That’s where you and me are very different,’” Musgraves continued to recall. She held her ground and released the song anyway. Later, it would win a Grammy for best country song. The crowd inside Cipriani responded with enthusiastic applause.
It was just one of the many vignettes told onstage by this year’s honorees at the Variety Power of Women luncheon, highlighting — yes — the power of women, of authenticity, and of standing for a cause. Musgraves was honored for her support of the Grammy Museum; Gigi Hadid was recognized for her support of UNICEF.
“I feel resentment toward social media at times, but as I documented my trip with UNICEF, I understood the true value: someone is listening,” Hadid said, recounting her experience visiting a Rohingya refugee camp in Myanmar

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Sylvie Fleury Hosts Solo Exhibition Showcasing Makeup-Inspired Installations

LONDON — Art often informs beauty, but for artist Sylvie Fleury, beauty and makeup is what inspires her art.
Even though she has been “booed for showing fashion in an art gallery” in the past, Fleury is still keen on embracing fashion and for her solo show, which is housed at Ely House in London’s Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and titled “Hypnotic Poison” after a Christian Dior perfume, she put center stage gigantic makeup compacts inspired by Chanel and Tom Ford.
“In the Nineties, they felt that fashion was a lower kind of art. When I first started showing my work I got criticized for incorporating elements of beauty and makeup, but I wanted to show that it’s not superficial and in fact, you can use fashion and beauty to talk about feminism, politics and consumerism,” said the artist, who was dressed in a bright purple sweater, Fila shoes and a Balenciaga tote during an intimate tea she hosted to mark the launch of the show.
Life-size makeup palettes, single eye shadow pans, blushes and other color cosmetics made out of frames and stretched canvas are some of her most recognizable works. Missing from the canvases are the names of these beauty products; however,

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Mahershala Ali, Winston Duke Toast Cary Grant x Oliver Peoples Collection in L.A.

On Thursday night in Los Angeles, Oliver Peoples gathered some of today’s leading men to celebrate one from yesterday — Cary Grant.
Over martinis and steaks at the clubby Sunset Tower, Oscar winner Mahershala Ali cohosted the luxe eyewear brand’s launch of the Cary Grant x Oliver Peoples collection, which arrives in stores this month.
“Let’s dance!” said Ali, a man of few words, at least at the Sunset Tower event.
“I’m here supporting Mahershala for the work he does and what I aspire to be,” said Winston Duke, star of Jordan Peele’s blockbuster “Us.”
“Having seen ‘Green Book’ and some of the other work of Mahershala Ali, and then learning that Cary was his creative inspiration, it’s perfect because he really represents exactly what Cary loved, simplicity,” said his widow Barbara Harris Grant, who worked on the collaboration with the actor’s daughter, Jennifer Grant.

Jennifer Grant and Barbara Grant
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The collection of optical and sunglasses frames, which retail for $380 to $635, comes in six colorways, including a “Grant” tortoise acetate and an 18-karat gold-plated style exclusive to Oliver Peoples boutiques and online store. All styles feature a subtle “CG” inspired by the actor’s monogrammed business cards, and a custom case after the colors

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