Women’s Wear Daily
04.21.2014
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Fashion Scoops: After Hours... Dolled Up... Crystal Ball...

Prada will be among those spicing up the post-show party scene during New York Fashion Week.

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AFTER HOURS: Prada will be among those spicing up the post-show party scene during New York Fashion Week. On the heels of last year's performance by Jack White's The Raconteurs, the Milan house plans to host another bash at its SoHo store on Sept. 7, this time with a private concert by new rockers The Hours. Last year's shindig was a celebrity magnet, with the likes of Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, Eva Mendes, Mischa Barton, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Lisa Marie Presley rocking to the tunes. This year, there could be a sighting of Damien Hirst, who is friends with The Hours' Antony Genn and Martin Slattery, and financed their debut album. He also created the skull image for the album cover.

DOLLED UP: Alber Elbaz is giving the concept of collectable fashion a new twist. The Lanvin designer has teamed up with the Taiwanese craftsman Franz to create a series of miniature porcelain dolls wearing signature looks from his collection. The hand-painted, stiletto-wearing figurines, starting with this fall-winter season, will each be produced in a limited series of 800 and cost 250 euros, or $345, a pop.

CRYSTAL BALL: Industry veteran Herve Martin, most recently product general manager of Ferragamo, has exited the Florentine firm. According to market sources, he is headed to Starwood in a senior management role. He could not be reached for comment. Martin is perhaps best known as the longtime president of Kenzo. He has also worked at Louis Vuitton and Cartier.

GOOD CLEAN FUN: Maggie Gyllenhaal will have the chance to show off any noirish tendencies in the upcoming Batman sequel "The Dark Knight," but the actress was all sunshine and smiles last week in Nantucket, Mass. The actress and Peter Sarsgaard stole away with their daughter Ramona to one of The Summer House's fishermen's cottages in Sconset. After dining at the Summer House Restaurant, Gyllenhaal, Agent Provocateur's new poster girl, and her beau sidled up to the piano to sing along with other diners.
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