But as Mr. Brody knows, the entertainment business is like the mob. Just when you think you are out, “they pull you back in,” to use the famous “Godfather” formulation.
Take Casadei, which created sturdy snow boots with rubber soles or chunky block heels, then wrapped them in lashings of fur in sorbet shades, cocooning the foot and ankle in a blast of soft, kaleidoscopic color.
Mr. Failli, an Italian footwear designer, has spent much of the last 20 years designing for some of the biggest names in the luxury business, including Prada, Tom Ford, Saint Laurent and, most recently, Azzedine Alaïa.
This is especially true when it comes to Marni, a house known for its carefully cultivated kooky/conceptual art gallerist appeal as defined by the founding creative director, Consuelo Castiglioni, and one that occupies a special, almost sui generis place in the fashion universe. In his debut women’s collection, Francesco Risso, the house’s new designer, did his game best. He did so much, in fact, he tripped and flipped a bit over his own evolution.
The Missoni runway, that is. As guests arrived, they discovered hundreds of pink Missoni knit hats with quasi-pointed ears laid out on the long benches that formed the seating. And at the end of the show — after a parade of knits of many colors and patterns, often layered three at a time, as if to demonstrate that different stripes (and squares and diamonds) can mesh surprisingly, if eye-bogglingly, well — the designer Angela Missoni and the rest of the extended Missoni clan, including her mother, Rosita, crowded onto the runway in their hats and urged everyone, along with all their models, to join them to “show the world the fashion community is united and fearless.” In the background, “Power to the People” played.
“Massage is the magic,” Pecheux said, explaining that it “helps the blood to circulate so you get a lovely glow to the skin. You get health and a smile on the face.” Pecheux took a few drops of Butter face serum and began the massage at the bottom of the face, palpitating his fingers rapidly but gently across the chin, along the mouth and where the smile lines form under the nose. He continued along the corners of the eyes and finally to the forehead above the bridge of the nose. “You get rid of all the worry you hold there and just sweep it out with your fingers,” he said. Along he way, he used his fingertips to apply pressure to the inner corners of the eyebrows and the juncture of the cheekbone and the skull.
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Thе Jewish Museum held its 31st Annual Purim Ball at thе Park Avenue Armorу оn Feb. 22. Apparatus, a design studio in New York, hosted a fund-raiser for thе Lesbian, Gaу, Bisexual & Transgender Communitу Center оn Feb. 22 at its West 30th Street offices. Аnd thе annual Writers Guild Awards, which honor outstanding writing…