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|Estée Lauder didn’t make a fuss when she took a whopping 47.14-carat yellow diamond to be re-imagined at Van Cleef & Arpels in New York in 1978. The cosmetics maven never let on that the heart-shaped gem had been privately purchased from her friend the Duchess of Windsor, presumably through her lawyer Maître Suzanne Blum in Paris. Lauder had the bauble set in an impressive pendant necklace. Now Sotheby’s expects the piece to fetch between $1.5 and $2 million at its Dec. 5 “Magnificent Jewels” auction. Starting Saturday, bidders and oglers alike can feast their eyes on the bauble at the Upper East Side auction house. As is the case with the gems that once belonged to Evelyn Lauder that are going under the gavel, proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. new balance 993
MAC Cosmetics is expected to confirm today that it has paired with special effects makeup artist and Academy Award winner Rick Baker to create a 15-piece color cosmetics collection. The line will bow in MAC Pro stores and online in October. Baker’s more than 50 film credits include “An American Werewolf in London,” “The Nutty Professor,” “The Wolfman,” “Gremlins 2” and “Men in Black.” He also created the makeup looks for the late Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. new balance 420
A luncheon was held Thursday in Paris’ Hôtel Meurice in honor of the city’s new Parsons The New School for Design, which will open its doors in fall 2013. “The building where Parsons Paris is going to occupy was home for many years to the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de Couture Parisienne, established in 1927,” explained Kay Unger, chief executive officer of Kay Unger Design, who was a 1968 graduate of Parsons New York and sits on the school’s board, during her keynote speech. “Through its doors passed Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Issey Miyake, who I was lucky enough to work with right after he left that school and came to New York [to work at Geoffrey Beene], and many other great haute couture designers.” cheap new balance shoes
Others in attendance at the lunch included Sheila C. Johnson, David E. Van Zandt and Tim Marshall.
Each year, some 50 to 60 undergraduates are expected to be in the Paris-based Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program and another 10 to 15 graduates should be working toward their Master’s in Fashion Studies degree, estimated Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons The New School for Design. He added there are other courses on the syllabus involving fashion, as well, such as design studies and the history of decorative arts and design. new balance mr890
Parsons first set up shop in Paris in 1921. “We came to Paris initially for reasons that were very specific to the time and place and the culture of Paris, and what art and design education was about at that time,” said Towers. “And it’s those same reasons why we are back today, but the context is changed completely. Design functions differently.” new balance 576
What does a giant mistletoe, Kristin Chenoweth, The New Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem and Santa Claus have in common? They were all at the Tourneau store on Madison Avenue Tuesday night to ring in the start of the holiday season for the watch retailer. Standing under a mistletoe ball that measured six feet in diameter, Chenoweth was all smiles as she planted the first kiss on Santa’s cheek.
“It was without tongue,” Chenoweth said of the kiss. “But I’ll say, I’m single and enjoying it.” new balance 996
Moments earlier, following a performance by the choir, Tourneau senior vice president Larry Barkley introduced the actress, but not before pointing out the “huge thing” that hung overhead.
“I’ve never seen anything this big,” squeaked Chenoweth to laughter. “That’s not true actually.”