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  • France has banned its Frenchness

    The reams of news stories on the new French ban on smoking in cafes, restaurants and night spots have invariably focused on the aura of glamour those little death sticks once conveyed. In newspapers around the globe, nostalgic descriptions of the likes of...
  • A thing of beauty from a lowly mollusk

    PEARL: A dense variously colored and usually lustrous concretion formed of concentric layers of nacre as an abnormal growth within the shell of some mollusks and used as a gem A step down from a diamond, at least in the hierarchy of the court, a pearl...
  • Audiences loved Audrey Tautou as 'Amélie.' Now she's all sexed up in 'Priceless.'

    Audiences loved Audrey Tautou as 'Amélie.' Now she's all sexed up in 'Priceless.'
    AUDREY TAUTOU became famous for playing a naif in "Amélie" seven years ago, but clearly, she's over it now. In "Priceless" (Hors de Prix), a new comedy directed and co-written by Pierre Salvadori, Tautou stars as a woman dependent on the kindness of...
  • "Golden Globes:" Appraisal

     
    Giants lost. But "Mad Men" won. I'll get over it - the Giants, that is. Don't mind me...if I sulk. But here's the thing. Last night, the Golden Globes. An important awards show? (Perhaps on some galaxy.) But what......
  • Cold 'Coco'

     
    When Coco Chanel meets Etienne Balsan, the wealthy racehorse owner who would eventually draw her into his inner circle, she nearly spits at him that a woman in love is like a begging dog. But as a gamin fighting for survival in a French cabaret, she...
  • Theater review: 'Women Behind Bars' at Celebration Theatre

     
    Post-Stonewall and pre-AIDS, Tom Eyen’s 1975 camp classic, “Women Behind Bars,” captured the wildly celebratory mood of the gay community, which had so recently broken free of its cage of shame and social opprobrium. That festive atmosphere...
  • Oscar's 2010 costume design nods include 'Coco,' 'Nine'

     
    This morning, the Academy Award nominations were announced, and the following five films and their costume designers were nominated in the costume design category: "Bright Star" (Janet Patterson), "Coco Before Chanel" (Catherine Leterrier), "The...
  • 'Found by': Get lost in their fashion finds

     
    The term "effortlessly chic" could have been invented for poised twenty-something Arianna Schioldager, cofounder of new West Hollywood vintage store Found By.A 25-year-old PR woman with a penchant for fiction writing, Schioldager had accrued a wardrobe of...
  • Fashion Diary: Fifth-grade fashion designer Cecilia Cassini

     
    Her idol is Coco Chanel. She has a taste for vintage fabrics. She has her sights set on the runways of Paris. And she's 10. While other children were reading "Cinderella" and watching "Dora the Explorer," Cecilia Cassini was polishing......
  • Your morning fashion and beauty report: A 'no' to Lady Gaga. A happy birthday to Diane Kruger. And Ms. Cruz weds Mr. Bardem in Galliano

     
    St. John, whose timeless knits a created a cult following among the business savvy and charity luncheon sets alike, is creating a jewelry division. [WWD] (Subscription required.) Meanwhile, Tommy Hilfiger is launching a new "lifestyle" collection aimed at...
  • 'Valhalla Rising' is itching for a fight

     
    One of my least pleasant childhood movie memories is of seeing Richard Fleischer's 1958 “The Vikings” on the big screen. The sight of an eagle clawing out Kirk Douglas's left eye was a bit much for my tender 8-year-old sensibilities. (Did it actu...