DARK THOUGHTS: Rick Owens’ denim brand, Dark Shadow, has collaborated with Eastpak for fall. The collection features around 15 bag styles in charcoal, “greige” and black, plus a women’s and men’s raincoat in rubberized cotton.
COCO NUTS: Thierry Mugler has Beyoncé, and now Gaspard Yurkievich’s got CocoRosie. The diminutive Brazilian designer disclosed that he’s lined up to design the set and costumes for the musical sister act’s upcoming show at the Pompidou center in April. “It’s going to be very elaborate. The idea is that there will be no interruption between the clothes and the set, so the girls will get changed on stage,” he said of siblings Sierra Rose Casady and Bianca Leilani.
SNOW PRETTY: Gifting suites are a dime a dozen at the Sundance Film Festival, but Oakley lured an army of bold-face names to its Learn to Ride event at the Park City Mountain Resort last week. By offering up free snowboarding lessons from some of the sport’s top pros, Oakley got celebs like Christie Brinkley, Susan Sarandon, Andie McDowell, Paris Hilton, Denise Richards, Alan Cumming, Virginia Madsen, Rose Byrne, Elijah Wood, Ryan Cabrera, Terrell Owens, and fashion’s own Karolina Kurkova and Bee Shaffer to don the brand’s gear for a day on the slopes. The guests were given private lessons by Oakley team riders, including J.J. Thomas (an Olympic bronze medalist), Zach Leach, Laura Hadar and Gretchen Bleiler, over the course of four days. Partnering with Oakley for the marketing fest was Gnu Snowboards, K2 Snowboarding and New Era headwear. So who was most agile on their board? “Christina Milian and Woody Harrelson were pretty fast learners,” said Jeremy McCassey, alternative marketing manager at Oakley, who declined to name the biggest klutzes.
McCassey is planning another Learn to Ride event this June — this time for wannabe surfers, during an all-expenses-paid trip to Cabo San Lucas. So freebie-loving Hollywood types should get their publicists on the horn, pronto.