Women’s Wear Daily
04.19.2014
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Fashion Scoops: Inside Out… Season's Greetings… Design Doctor

Karl Lagerfeld is heading to Versailles next month, but for a photo, not a fashion show.

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HOUSE PARTY: Tinseltown's young cognoscenti who are bored by store opening parties got a chance to stimulate their minds on Wednesday at model-turned-vintage retailer Justin Kern's salon in the Hollywood Hills. Following previous gatherings at his Forties bungalow — where cult writer A.M. Homes read from her novel "This Book Will Save Your Life" and Weimar New York crooned cabaret tunes in front of a crowd including Mario Testino and Dita Von Teese — Kern invited starlet Jena Malone and her two-person band called The Shoe to tickle the keys of a toy piano and xylophone. "The performances began as an incentive for people who bought stuff," said Kern, who flits between selling Courtney Love's rejected designer heels at his appointment-only consignment shop in his house and modeling for a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign. The next performer to hit Kern's living room will be Devendra Banhart. For Malone, the view of Hollywood seen from Kern's living room is a drastic improvement from downtown dive clubs. "It's the nicest place we've played," Malone said. "And our album is for sale on the porch."

BETROTHAL BAUBLES: In another bid to offer every fashion-related category possible, Badgley Mischka is launching fine jewelry. The first collection, which includes 37 styles of engagement rings, was created with Zalemark Corp., which holds the license for the collection. In September, the Iconix-owned brand will unveil a full jewelry collection with prices starting at about $2,000 for a small diamond and pearl piece to $250,000 for a ruby and diamond suite. The engagement ring collection, which ranges from $1,800 to $5,000 for the mountings without the center stone will bow at the Couture jewelry trade show in Las Vegas on Wednesday. There are plans to distribute the collection in department stores and guild jewelers. "We're diamond fanatics," said Mark Badgley. "Fine jewelry is such a logical expression of luxury. Customers of our couture all wear fine jewelry."
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