Chanel hosted its sixth annual TriBeCa Film Festival dinner in New York. Guests included Chloe Sevigny, Rose Byrne and Zoe Kravitz. Almost everyone was wearing Chanel at the dinner, held at the Manhattan brasserie Odeon. Guests included Naomi Watts, Robert De Niro, Zach Braff, Taylor Badgley, Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Harley Viera Newton, Julian Schnabel, Patti Smith, Jeff Koons, Chiara Clemente, Jimmy Buffett, Lauren Hutton and Mirabelle, Melia and Brice Marden.
Artists honored hotographer Taryn Simon, the painter Clifford Ross and Robert De Niro, who each contributed a work to be awarded, in lieu of a little gold statue, to the film festival winners.
The Tribeca Film Festival runs through Sunday, May 1; the artworks will be on display through Wednesday, May 4 at the New York Academy of Art.
Naomi Watts Named New Face For Ann Taylor’s Fall Campaign. Actress Naomi Watts will be gracing the ads of Ann Taylor’s upcoming Autumn 2010 campaign. The new ads, shot by famed photographer Peter Lindbergh, will be hitting magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Vogue in September. Watts, 41, told oursource, “Ann Taylor’s new [autumn] collection makes getting dressed fun again.” The Oscar-nominated actress also went on to talk about her favorites in the collection saying, “I just melt into the cardigans. You can wear them all day and feel cozy.” The campaign is inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast.” The collection will blend European and American style and will feature coats, little black dresses, jewelry and more. Watts will follow in the footsteps of previous models for Ann Taylor including Heidi Klum and Milla Jovovich.
Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones Among Celebs Involved With May 7 Haiti Benefit. The Haiti earthquake may have happened several months ago, but Americans have not forgotten about the island country’s woes. To further support the injured natives affected by the Jan. 12 natural disaster, the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation will be teaming up with the New York Dermatology Group to raise funds for Haitians who have lost limbs as a result of the earthquake. The philanthropic event, Rx Haiti Benefit, will be held at 6 p.m. ET May 7 at New York’s The Greenhouse. David Colbert, MD of the NYDG addressed the event in a press release. “I came back from Haiti believing that one of the most important things we can do is to provide the prosthetics and related services that people who were injured will need to function again,” Colbert said. “If each of us does one little thing, it can add up to a very big thing, so we are raising money for a prosthetics clinic in Port-au-Prince that we know will make a big difference.” Numerous celebrities will be participating in the fundraiser, including Mick Jagger, L’Wren Scott, Rachel Weisz, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Williams, Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Helmut Lang, John Currin, Rachel Feinstein, Naomi Watts, Zac Posen, Christopher Niquet, Edie Falco, Margery and Ted Mayer, and EJ Camp. The night will begin with a VIP reception at $750 per person, followed by a cocktail party and the Rx Haiti auction.Among the items up for bid are designer dresses, jewelry, guitars signed by Jagger and the rest of the Rolling Stones, a luxury Yachts of Seabourn cruise and many other materials donated by musical artists, fashion designers and other personalities. Ivan Sabel, chairman of the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation, thanked everyone involved with the benefit. “Their contributions will directly impact the lives of many Haitian amputees in need,” he said. “Together, we will improve human mobility in Haiti through sustainable clinical care, training, education, and supplies.”
On Red Ribbon Award calls for nominations to honour community leadership and action on AIDSthis year’s World AIDS Day the UNAIDS family and the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) are announcing a global call for nominations for the 2010 Red Ribbon Award. The Award honours community-based organisations for their contributions in responding to the AIDS epidemic. The call has been made on World AIDS Day as people around the world come together in global solidarity for people living with HIV. This year’s theme is Continue reading →
Lindsay Lohan, Naomi Campbell, Gerard Butler, Naomi Watts, Natasha McElhone and Simon and Yasmin Le Bon were among the VIPs attending the decadent launch party of the Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco this weekend. Mean Girls star Lindsay arrived in Morocco just hours before the party, “I got here and slept,” admitted the actress, who then changed into an Ungaro dress before hitting the red carpet. Lindsay – who recently split from DJ Samantha Ronson – was reportedly seen locking lips with Gerard Butler later in the evening.Yasmin and Simon Le Bon were accompanied by two of their daughters, Amber and Continue reading →
The actress – whose on/off relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson recently ended – was seen locking lips with the handsome actor after performing a raunchy dance for him at the Sol Kerzner Mazagan Beach Resort in Monaco. Following the smooch, Lindsay was quoted by Britain’s Daily Mirror as saying: ‘He’s hot, he’s mine. I’ve got no ring on my finger so I’m gonna have lots of fun. This is the most romantic place in the world after all.’ Earlier in the evening, the ‘Mean Girls’ actress had admitted to fellow partygoers that her romance with Samantha was over for good and she was out to enjoy herself. She said: ‘I’m fed up of all the drama. I just want to find someone who loves me back. I feel like I’m going to have a heart Continue reading →