CLOSE CALL: After a hectic schedule for her high-powered role as a litigator in the TV show “Damages,” Glenn Close kicked back at the Giorgio Armani Privé couture show Monday, where guests included Prince Albert of Monaco’s girlfriend, the swimmer Charlene Wittstock and actress Claudia Cardinale.
“I feel like I’ve just been let out of school,” Close said. “I’m ready to party.” Wearing the same black and white Armani outfit as when “101 Dalmatians” premiered in 1996, Close said she’s been going back to her closet and having items retouched by the label. Top model Eugenia Silva said she’s just joined a cast of models, including Irina Lazareanu and Karen Elson, in a Michael Thompson shoot for Tiffany’s next campaign. “I loved doing it. Tiffany’s is so New York,” Silva said, adding she next hopes to start an acting career.
British actress Kirsten Lea, meanwhile, said she’s relishing being showered with fashion freebies thanks to her upcoming role in the romantic comedy “Fashionistas,’ directed by Donald Petrie of “How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days” fame.
“It’s ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ meets ‘The Secret of My Success,’” said Lea, adding the movie, due to start shooting in New York this spring, has caught the attention of labels like Jimmy Choo for product placement opportunities.
Lea is in Paris for fittings at Armani and Dior for the BAFTA awards while she hopes “The Soloist,” her Hollywood debut, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx, will be an Oscar contender next year.