Singer St. Vincent is turning runway star to perform at designer Diane Von Furstenberg's show on 9 February (14) during New York Fashion Week. The musician will debut songs from her new self-titled album and hit the stage again after the catwalk presentation as part of the American Express Unstaged event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Von Furstenberg's classic wrap dress creation.
Actress Robin Wright is set to wed again after accepting a proposal from 3:10 To Yuma star Ben Foster, who is 14 years her junior. The Forrest Gump star, 47, showed off her new engagement ring at a Diane von Furstenberg exhibition in Los Angeles on Friday night (10Jan14), and her publicist has confirmed the news to People.com.
Wright and Foster, 33, co-starred in 2011 film Rampart, and officially started dating in 2012.
This will be Wright's third marriage - she was wed to actor Dane Witherspoon for two years in the 1980s and she divorced Sean Penn in 2010. Wright and Penn have two kids, Dylan, 22, and Hopper, 20.
Foster recently hit the headlines after signing up to portray disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in director Stephen Frears' upcoming untitled biopic.
Michael Douglas has suffered a major blow in his public bid for a prison visit with his incarcerated son Cameron after officials at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) withdrew their support and shut down an online petition lobbying prison authorities for access. The Wall Street star recently revealed he and his ex-wife Diandra Luker have been banned from seeing their son for two years after he was placed in solitary confinement as punishment for a mishap behind bars in Pennsylvania, where he is serving a nine-year sentence for non-violent drug offences.
And, after referencing the ban in his Primetime Emmy Awards acceptance speech last month (Sep13), fans of the actor rushed to support a new petition on Change.org aimed at urging prison bosses to reconsider their decision, but the campaign, which was spearheaded by activists at the DPA, has since been removed from the website.
According to TMZ.com, organisation bosses had a change of heart about the appeal and decided it was unfair to help an individual case instead of focusing on their main goal of prison reform.
The development comes shortly after editors at the New York Post reported that Luker and Douglas have been appealing to famous friends, like Yoko Ono and designers Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg, to lend their backing to the petition.
In an email circulated to their powerful pals, they wrote, "We have not seen our son for over a year, and the government is telling us we cannot see our son for TWO YEARS...! Cameron has also been in solitary confinement for TWO YEARS! (For a non violent crime of possession).
"As parents we are fighting back... PLEASE help us by forwarding this petition after signature, to anyone you know who would like to help the cause."
The cream of New York society came out to celebrate Barbra Streisand's 71st birthday on Wednesday (24Apr13). The Funny Girl legend celebrated the milestone in her hometown with a star-studded bash at the Stephan Weiss Studio in Manhattan’s West Village.
Streisand was joined by her Meet The Fockers co-stars Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, as well as old pal Liza Minnelli. The fashion crowd were also out in force, with stylish guests including Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and designers Calvin Klein and Diane Von Furstenberg.
The party came a night after Streisand was honoured for her glittering movie career at the 40th anniversary Chaplin Award Gala, where former U.S. President Bill Clinton presented her with the The Film Society's Chaplin Award.
There's a lot of business that goes into fashion frivolity. But you don't have to trust our word for it, because the new fashion documentary Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's showcases it all, with more than a few of the industry's biggest names talkin' shop. Namely, the iconic shop from which the doc takes its name: 5th Avenue's Bergdorf Goodman. The department store/materialism emporium is a Manhattan mainstay and oft-epicenter for many an FIT or Parsons graduate.
In this exclusive clip, Hollywood.com gives you a taste of the names, the history, the talent, and the drama — it's not fashion if there's not drama — that created such a beacon of fashion. "Bergdorf Goodman is the epitome of the luxury idea in a department store," explains be-all, end-all shoe designer Christian Louboutin. And he's not alone in his opinions: "It's just one of those things you fantasize about," quips Diane von Furstenburg. With the "most discerning customers in the world" according to Michael Kors, it's no wonder everyone who's anyone in fashion is in this film. It would simply be unfashionable not to! Get on-trend, my friends.
Want to know more? Check out the clip below. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's opens in New York on May 3, 2013. Check out the film's Facebook page for more information.
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Disgraced designer John Galliano is heading back to school after signing up to teach a three-day master class at a top New York institution. The fashion mogul plunged into a downward spiral in 2011 when he was accused of hurling anti-Semitic remarks at a couple during a night out in Paris, France and the controversy cost him his job as head designer at Christian Dior.
He is slowly working on a comeback and has now agreed to share his fashion knowledge with students at Parsons The New School for Design in the Big Apple in a series of sessions called Show Me Emotion.
The decision to hire the shamed 52 year old sparked criticism online on Monday (22Apr13), but educators have defended their plans to recruit Galliano as a lecturer.
A statement from the college to New York Magazine reads, "An invaluable part of a Parsons education is the opportunity to learn from the world's leading designers, from Donna Karan and Diane Von Furstenberg to Olivier Theyskens. The planned master class with John Galliano will be a dynamic and intimate opportunity for our students to learn from an immensely talented designer.
"We believe that over the past two years Galliano has demonstrated a serious intent to make amends for his past actions, and as part of this workshop, Parsons students will have the opportunity to engage in a frank conversation with Mr. Galliano about the challenges and complications of leading a design house in the 21st century."
Victoria Beckham has cemented her place in the fashion world by joining style gurus Diane von Furstenberg and Franca Sozzani as judges of the 2012 International Woolmark Prize. The star will help choose the winner of a $100,000 (£62,500) sponsorship fund.
The actor has purchased the Silver Lake compound from Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant.
The property was reportedly built by The Birth of a Nation director and previous owners have included fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg's daughter Tatiana.
The actress has joined the Fashion for Sandy Relief project, which is a joint effort between the Council Of Fashion Designers Of America and U.S. Vogue magazine to pull in donations for victims of the storm, which battered the country's East Coast last month (Oct12).
Paltrow will give the winning bidder the chance to dine with her and chef pal Mario Batali, and the date is estimated to pull in as much as $25,000 (£15,625) on auction website Charitybuzz.com.
Other lots up for grabs include a front-row seat at a fashion show alongside Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and luxurious stays at the homes of designers Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger.
The auctions close on 5 December (12).
The Shakespeare In Love star has scaled back the number of movies she makes after becoming a mum to her first child, daughter Apple, in 2004 and has opted instead to take on smaller roles in films like Contagion and the Iron Man franchise.
The actress admits it was a conscious decision to spend as little time away from her family as possible and she had no problem giving up her hectic work schedule to ensure she was the best wife to her rocker husband Chris Martin and the number one mum for her two kids.
In an interview with her designer pal Diane von Furstenberg for America's InStyle magazine, she says, "When I started out (acting) I was connected with the artist in me, but at some point, I got out of touch with why I was acting. Then my father died (in 2002), and I took time off to reassess and be with my kids.
"I haven't starred in a movie since I was pregnant with my daughter; I can't be away from home that long. I look for an interesting supporting part I can do about once a year. That's the most I can manage. Some women can do it and that's fantastic, but I can't. You make choices as a wife and mother, don't you? You can't have it all."
However, food fanatic Paltrow may be returning to the spotlight as a leading lady sooner than she expected - she was recently reported to be in talks to star in a new movie based on the memoir of top New York chef Gabrielle Hamilton in Blood, Bones & Butter.