The grand opening of Frimousses de CreÌateurs of UNICEF France was held on November 25 at the Petit Palais in Paris. The event was a great success and managed to attract more than 1,300 guests to the premiĂšre of the 11th edition of Frimousses de CreÌateurs that displayed a unique array of dolls and artwork donated by various artists and designers.
The highlight was by far the artwork that ranged from what seemed to be dolls on the Eiffel Tower, intricate figures dressed in ribbon and old-fashioned teddy bears from everyone’s childhood. What made the event more mesmerizing was the enchanting lighting that lit up the tall arched ceilings and luxurious setting designed by scenographer and curator FreÌdeÌric Fontan that managed to sprinkle the perfect touch of fairy dust to the night.
All the artwork will be on auction for charity today (December 2) at the Four Seasons George V in Paris. There is much passion and anticipation for the upcoming auction with support from celebrities such as TV entertainer SeÌbastien Folin who will be the auction host, along with international auction house Artcurial directing the auction. All the profit from the auction will be dedicated to the children of Darfur as UNICEF France continues to support those in need.âChristine Min
Tilda Swinton celebrated her 53rd birthday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, during its sixth annual Film Benefit cocktail hour. She is the first actress to be honoured by the benefit.
Arrivals in Lucireâs video below New Zealand’s fast-rising songstress Lorde, Jessica Biel, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Karlie Kloss, Alexa Chung, Sofia Coppola, 12 Years a Slaveâs Lupita Nyong’o, Brit Marling, and Cory Kennedy. Other celebrity guests at the event include David Bowie, Ralph Fiennes, outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, Zac Posen and Bong Joon-ho.
Swinton joked, ‘My last birthday party was when I was nine and we had a trampoline, but who knew 53 would top even that?’
Swinton had performed at the museum earlier this year as part of an installation, The Maybe, where she had to lie in a glass box for the day.
Earlier honorees include Pedro AlmodĂłvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton, Baz Luhrmann, and Quentin Tarantino.
Lily and Lionel have collaborated with Sentebale, the charity helping HIV-positive children in Lesotho founded by HRH Prince Harry, on a collection of new scarves.
The limited-edition Basotho blanket-inspired scarves retail for ÂŁ180 each, with 75 per cent of proceeds going to Sentebale. For every scarf bought, Sentebale can send 28 HIV-positive children to a networking club where they can interact with others with the same condition, and get emotional support for their antiretroviral treatment.
The design has been modelled after Lesotho’s national costume, the Basotho blanket, which is worn by its people to protect themselves from the cold. The mealie (maize) design holds a great importance to the Basotho culture and symbolizes fertility.
The scarves will be launched at a private viewing of the Sentebale: Stories of Hope exhibition on July 25 at the Getty Images Gallery.
Alice Stone, creative director of Lily and Lionel, notes that her company has only produced 30 pieces of each of the two designs.
The collection will be available online from www.lilyandlionel.com from July 26.