Last Days in Vietnam...

A Champagne Toast to Director Rory Kennedy for ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Documentary     The event: She may have lost out in the Oscars race, but Rory Kennedy, director of the nominated documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” was guest of honor Feb. 20 at Dom...

Paris Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture

Five Days at the Paris Haute Couture:   Of All the Breathtaking Fashions, Which  Will Wind Up on Oscar’s Red Carpet?   Considering the ever-increasing importance of Oscar’s red carpet, and the scary-to-the-stars proliferation of best and worst-dressed lists, the haute couture shows surely offer the ultimate picking grounds for anyone else heading for this month’s Academy Awards. These made-in-Paris confections, designated haute couture, feature intricate handwork, the most elegant fabrics, precision tailoring for a perfect fit and unique – and often exotic – embellishments. This season, for example, On...

Los Angeles Italia F...

Los Angeles Italia Festival Closes with a Brunch Honoring Italian Filmmakers – Two Went On to Win Oscars   To celebrate the ending of the seventh annual “Los Angeles Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Fest.” the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles held a luncheon Feb. 25 in honor of...

Vanity Fair Honors M...

Sir Ben Kingsley, Jessica Chastain, Damian Bichir Among Stars Join Vanity Fair for Pre-Oscar Toast to Martin Scorcese and The Film Foundation   Vanity Fair and the Swiss watch brand Richard Mille paid tribute to Martin Scorcese and The Film Foundation Feb. 24 with a cocktail party at the...

Update: HSH Prince A...

A Fairytale Cinderella Weekend Ends With Academy Awards News at les Ballets de Monte Carlo: Princess Charlene and HSH Prince Albert to Attend Oscars Even before the “Fairytale Weekend” ended festivities for a stunning “Cinderella” ballet at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa...

FIDM Art of Motion P...

FIDM Features Oscar Contenders “Hugo,” “W.E.,” “The Artist,” “Jane Eyre” and “Anonymous” at Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Show   At the Feb. 11 opening for the 20th annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition...