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MORE CANNES BLING: Visitors to the Cannes Film Festival next week definitely won't be lacking in glamorous parties. In addition to the annual star-studded affair for amfAR and bashes hosted by Dior, Bottega Veneta and Alberta Ferretti, fashion heiress Margherita Maccapani Missoni is having her own fete for friends like Jade Jagger and Mischa Barton. Missoni, who is the brand ambassador for her family's house, will host the party aboard the Pegasus yacht on May 16 along with Brit concierge company Quintessentially. The event will raise money for OrphanAid Africa, an organization Missoni has worked with since taking a trip to Ghana four years ago (she is currently the Italian president of the charity). As part of the initiative, a specially designed $640 diamond, rose gold and silk bracelet by Greek designer Ileana Makri will be sold at the event — the same baubles sported by Missoni and Barton at the recent Costume Institute Gala in New York. A $240 version will be widely available on the Web site

FEELING BLUE: Artist Teresita Fernández's installation, which will turn the Louis Vuitton store on Union Square in San Francisco into an official "Maison" for the luxury company, will add a touch of blue to the environs. That's because Fernández's piece, called "Hothouse (Blue)," consists of a large piece from translucent blue glass overlaid with some 16,000 cabochon mirrors. The effect is dazzling, in the literal sense. "I wanted the piece to activate the space so that viewers entering the store could look up and catch shimmering, reflective glimpses of passersby and atmospheric conditions seen through the windows," Fernández said. Louis Vuitton will fete the new Maison, which joins existing ones in Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Taipei, with a reception and a private dinner on May 21.

CARTIER'S ART: The Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto is the recipient of 2008's Cartier Award at Frieze Art Fair, which provides funds for an artist to produce a major new work at Frieze, which will be held in London in October.
Barcelona-based Prieto will produce a site-specific installation for the fair called Pond, which will employ more than 100 opened oil drums, with a frog placed in among them. Prieto, who studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte de la Universidad de Habana, was selected for the award from more than 400 entrants. The award, which is open to artists based outside the U.K., also provides a three-month residency at the Gasworks studios in South London.
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