2019 Cannes Film Festival: Toni Garrn Cohosts Charity Cannes Lunch With Amend

GIVING BACK: “I first worked here when I did a Chanel cruise show up on that hill, I remember walking down was weird, walking up was weird, too. I love this location and I’ve supported a lot of amfARs here,” said Toni Garrn, slipping into her seat at a charity lunch and auction she cohosted with Amend on Friday on the terrace of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, with views across the Mediterranean.
Over 130,000 euros was raised at the event, with event producer Andy Boose auctioning off items including a Terry O’Neill photo of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor and a Chopard Happy Love watch. Guests included Remo Ruffini, John Nollet, Ellen von Unwerth and Daria Strokous, with the funds raised going to Amend’s programs for preventing road traffic injuries to children in Africa and the Toni Garrn Foundation, which supports education initiatives for girls in Africa.
In business mode, Garrn wore a pink suit by Victoria Hayes. “I feel like a Barbie,” said the model-turned-actor, whose latest roles include playing a German secret agent in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
“I have a very strong German accent, it’s really fun. I get to give Tom [Holland], who plays Spiderman, a new suit because

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Luciano Benetton Speaks Up About Bridge Collapse

SPEAKING UP: Luciano Benetton has opened up about his family business’ alleged involvement in an environmental disaster, which hit the city of Genoa in August last year.
In an interview with Italy’s newspaper La Repubblica on Sunday, the entrepreneur, 84, said “the ethic of responsibility, modernity and respect for the rules are not discretionary, instead they are the condition for survival for any entrepreneur. The bridges’ maintenance and the investments on the highways are mandatory by context rather than by a free intellectual choice.”
As reported, in August, a section of the city’s Morandi bridge collapsed, leading to 43 deaths, hundreds of evacuees and much structural damage. Opened in 1967 and part of the A10 highway linking the French and Italian rivieras, the bridge was maintained and operated by Autostrade Per l’Italia. This is the prime Italian highway player and is 88 percent owned by infrastructure company Atlantia. The Benettons’ family holding company Edizione controls 30.25 percent of Atlantia.
“Believe me, anyone who knows us a bit, has never doubted us, everybody knows we’re not part of that kind of capitalism [stuck] between politics and dishonesty,” Benetton is quoted as saying, adding he has long questioned the conduct of Autostrade Per l’Italia. “I’m sure about

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Paul Smith Suits Up ‘Men In Black: International’ Film, Sets Downtown L.A. Store Opening

There aren’t many Hollywood films with genuine tailoring tie-ins, but “Men In Black” is one — and Paul Smith is here for it.
The British designer has made bespoke suits for Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and the other principal and supporting characters in Columbia Pictures’ “Men In Black: International,” opening June 14. Additionally, he’s rolling out a retail collection inspired by the film hitting stores May 22.
“We’ve never provided clothes for an entire film,” said Smith during an interview at his L.A. store with the Insta-famous pink facade, explaining that he was approached with the opportunity by the film’s costume designer Penny Rose. “She’s been coming to us for many years, mostly in the London shop. She’ll usually use six suits here, or two things there. But not 140!”
“He has a very original style that transcends all ages,” said Rose, adding that for the latest installment of “Men In Black,” she wanted “to raise the sartorial bar” for the stars and background players alike.

M (Tessa Thompson) and H (Chris Hemsworth) in a scene from the film. 
Giles Keyte

Hollywood’s latest haberdashery collaboration follows Mr Porter’s deal with the “Kingsman” franchise to create onscreen men’s wear and commercial collections based on the films, Tom

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Royal Duchesses Vie for Spotlight in Photo Ops After Windsor Wedding

ME TOO: It was supposed to be Lady Gabriella Windsor’s day in the Sunday press, the minor royal having married her beau Thomas Kingston at St. George’s Chapel, the same place Harry and Meghan wed a year ago. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were in attendance at the Saturday ceremony, as was Prince Harry. Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were among the guests.
Lady Gabriella is 52nd in line to the throne and does not have a big international presence, so this wasn’t world news. However, Windsor is known in Britain as the daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, one of the Queen’s cousins, and her late grandparents were the Duke and Duchess of Kent. Her husband had once dated Pippa Middleton. The bride wore a Luisa Beccaria wedding dress and the reception was held at Frogmore House on the Windsor estate, not far from where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live with baby Archie.
Usually, that sort of wedding would have been front-page fodder for the Sunday papers, but not with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex in town.
Kate Middleton’s smiling face graced the cover of The Sunday Times of

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Lady Gabriella Windsor Chooses Luisa Beccaria for Her Wedding Gown

ORANGE BLOSSOM: Lady Gabriella Windsor, a member of the British Royal Family, wore a custom-made Luisa Beccaria bridal gown for her wedding to Thomas Kingston, held Saturday at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel.
Fitted at the front, the dress, which was developed at Luisa Beccaria’s couture atelier in Milan, revealed an eye-catching, voluminous back with a long train. Crafted from Valencienne lace in an ecru tone with subtle blush tones, the dress was layered with ribbons of flowers and buds. Featuring a see-through tulle neckline, punctuated by embroideries, the gown had sheer lace long sleeves enriched with embroideries for a 3D effect. 
The bride matched the gown with a white tulle six-meter long veil paired with a diamond tiara, worn by her grandmother, the Princess of Greece, on her wedding day to Prince George, Duke of Kent, fourth son of King George V of England.
“I was so lucky to have my dream dress designed by Luisa Beccaria. She and her team are exceptional and I am thrilled with the stunning result of their craftsmanship,” said Lady Gabriella. “I have been in love with this brand for a long time!”
“The dress is the result of incredible team work carried out in

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2019 Cannes Film Festival: Eva Longoria On Hollywood’s ‘Sisterhood and Community of Information”

CANNES, France — “I was lucky because it was called ‘Desperate Housewives’ and not ‘Desperate Husbands,’” quipped Eva Longoria during a Kering Women in Motion talk at the Majestic Hotel on Friday.
The Time’s Up co-founder, whose activism and charitable work has taken on a sense of urgency since having her son, said that the organization is studying what role it can play in the 2020 elections in the U.S. “We’re trying to figure out how can we have an impact, not only with the presidential election, but in state governments. We see what’s happening in Alabama right now, which is crazy, archaic, not progressive, not American,” she said, referencing that state’s banning of all abortions.
On the goal set by Time’s Up to achieve 50-50 equality in the workplace in Hollywood by 2020, “The statistics are going the wrong way, we’re not improving,” she said.
The actor, director and producer who is directing her first feature, “24-7,” in which she also stars alongside Kerry Washington, talked about her efforts to surround herself with a female-led team and how she used “Desperate Housewives” as a film school.
“It was a decade of my life, I knew I wasn’t reaching my full potential, I’d go

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