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GUESS ROCKS THE MOVIES: Guess is no stranger to Hollywood, with its past ad campaigns featuring Drew Barrymore, Anna Nicole Smith and other PYTs as the Guess Girl. To kick off Condé Nast Media Group's "Movies Rock" TV special, which airs on Friday, it channeled the Golden Age of Hollywood with a bash on Thursday night at St. Vibiana's Cathedral in Los Angeles. Models tossed red and black boas over their delicate shoulders as they preened à la Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe in six outfits from subbrand Marciano's holiday collection. Meanwhile, pop star Kat DeLuna evoked a punk-rock flapper when she touched down on the red carpet in a white strapless dress custom-made for her by Marciano with an asymmetrical fringe of gold and silver chains. But for her kinetic performance to a bass-heavy beat in front of an audience including actress Olivia Wilde and Paul and Maurice Marciano, the 19-year-old Dominican Republic native changed into satin HotPants and a sequined bomber jacket from Marciano. "My outfit is the most important thing, besides the vocals," DeLuna said.
DOVER STREET SANTA: Christmas came early to London's Dover Street Market last week, when the store launched its "Sparkling Party" collection of limited edition gifts, with an evening of mulled wine and minced pies. Pieces in the collection include Liberty of London's metallic leather clutch bags in pink and parrot green, Day-Glo Fred Perry polo shirts designed especially for the store and a collection of jewelry designed by Kawakubo for Chrome Hearts. To give the store an even more festive feel, artist Gary Card has created a kooky grotto for its front window: It's a Chinese dragon piled with broken toys spray-painted gold. The fake entrance is stuffed with plaster casts of goblins' heads. "He made it deliberately so you can't go into it," said Adrian Joffe. "It's nice to have something that's not just for children, but for adults, too." Meanwhile, Comme des Garçons spread the Christmas spirit a little further Thursday, when the label opened a guerrilla store called 8 88 at Burlington Arcade, off Piccadilly. The store is named in honor of the label's new fragrance — also called 8 88 — and carries 300 bottles of the scent, which doesn't officially launch until March. The temporary store also will carry a selection of Comme des Garçons vintage T-shirts and past Comme des Garçons fragrances, until it closes Saturday.