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Friday Fun: amfAR Party Frocks & Justin Bieber Does It Again

Hello and welcome to a Friday here at The Prepatorium, where once again we feel that some Friday Fun is in order.

Today we devote most of our attention to last night’s annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala, always a hotspot for pretty party frocks and heavy-duty celebrity viewing.  Below, Charlene Wittstock in Giorgio Armani Privé with her fiancé, Prince Albert of Monaco.

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A major part of the evening is an auction, one lot included personal swimming lessons with Ms. Wittstock, a former Olympian, and a private tennis lesson with Prince Albert; combined the two lots raised one million euros, or about $1.4 million.

The event is always held during Cannes, below we see Prince Albert’s niece, Charlotte Casiraghi, going short in vintage Chanel Couture with matte black accessories.

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Naomi Campbell and Vladimir Doronin were on hand, as well as Georgina Chapman, she was in one of her own Marchesa designs.

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More than $10 million was raised, a record-breaking amount, with proceeds going directly to research. Below, actress Fan Bingbing was stunning in fuchsia Louis Vuitton.

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In fact, she looked gorgeous throughout the entire festival.

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Regardless of what she wore.

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Not everyone looked stellar in eveningwear.  From left to right, Sarah Ferguson, Ivanka Trump and fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia.


Other attendees included Rob Lowe and model Karolina Kurkova.

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Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. dress was also auctioned.

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More on the celebrity’s week in France, via this WWD story:

“Gwen Stefani also mixed business and pleasure during her stay. In between hanging out on Russian millionaire Roman Abramovich’s yacht with her husband Gavin Rossdale, she shot her latest ad for L’Oreal Paris at a villa overlooking the Mediterranean.”

We liked the detail on Clemence Poesy’s Chanel gown.

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Janet Jackson looked elegant in Haider Ackermann, but her jewels may have received more attention than her apparel.

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Model Eva Herzigova also elected to go with a short style.

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Model Hofit Golan’s jewels and bag outshone her gown.

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Our favorite auction item had to be the Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

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Not only are they pink, they were covered in jewels from none other than Chopard. Here is how they looked on model Anja Rubik’s feet.

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The ‘bling’ on the pink satin sandals included 600 briolette-cut gemstones, they were sold for £125,000 pounds, a bit more than $200,000.


Our other tidbit for the day involves singing sensation Justin Bieber.  The pop phenomenon is launching a women’s perfume.

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Apparently the young man’s success with his OPI line of nail polish demonstrated the many ways of extracting $$$$ from the young ladies of the world.  The scent is named “Someday,” and targeted at 14-18 year old young ladies. More from the WWD story:

“The product choice seems obvious to Bieber, who responded to questions via e-mail from Japan, where he is performing. “Let’s be real, the way a girl smells is very important to a guy! I have such a deep connection with my fans, so creating a fragrance that I personally love is another way I can bring them closer to my world,” he said.”

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Filed under Friday Fun, preppy, Pretty in Pink

A Shocker: The Face “Too Famous” for Burberry & Who is Hiring Gwyneth Now?

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B urberry Print ad Agyness Deyn

This seems very odd: it was only last evening I was mentioning to TSU (The Spousal Unit) that I could not imagine Burberry continuing indefinitely with uber-face Agyness Deyn, she was simply everywhere. You just can’t have that without accompanying dilution of the brand. You may recognize the suddenly-supermodel, not only pushing Burberry’s Beat perfume (above on left), but also prominently showcased in the majority of their campaigns (also seen above, big group shot) both print and video. Scads of articles both on and offline quote sources within the company as saying that photographer Mario Testino was most displeased with Ms. Deyn’s high profile. The UK’s Metro reported Aggy’s sudden drop from Mr. Testino’s most-favored-model list on Sunday; US publications were quick to pick up on the news.

Agyness Deyn Armani Gown ad Agyness Deyn Armani Phone B&W print campaign ad

Not only was she Burberry’s primary face, she was also Armani’s, as seen in the black and white ads above, including the campaign for the Armani phone. I beg your pardon? You missed the news that there was an Armani phone? Oh dear. Because TP is really all about you – and because we realize how *very* important the right telephone can be, here is a link to said phone. (How sick am I?) In addition to Burberry, Ms. Deyn was or is the ‘It’ girl for Reebok, Hugo Boss, and for Dior’s New Look collection by Giles Deacon. In all fairness to Ms. Deyn it must be noted that Mr. Testino is a brilliant photographer, he is also well-known within the industry for his ego. Very well-known.

Gwyneth Paltrow ad campaign Tod\'s Gwyneth Paltwo Cannes Chanel Blue Gown

Lest anyone think we were unfairly picking on Gwyneth Paltrow in the post about her hideous shoes, here’s a tidbit about the born-and-bred prep: she is the new face for Tod’s, the upscale ltalian leather goods company. The announcement was made in Cannes; Ms. Paltrow is there for the Annual Film Fest where she has a film making its debut. (Actually, who isn’t in Cannes this week, except perhaps yours truly?) The film is four minutes in length and it premiered yesterday. The movie is about Tod’s. The entire film. All. 4. minutes. On its home page the Festival de Cannes describes itself as “the most important film event in the world.” You won’t get any argument from The Princess on that. Not a word.

Now getting back to the print campaign featuring Ms. Paltrow, who do you think shot that? Mario Testino.

(The Princess is unsure who shoots the Estee Lauder Pleasures ads, seen below.)

Gwyneth Paltrow Pleasures Life is Sweet


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