Women’s Wear Daily
04.17.2014
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Memo Pad: Angels In America... Party Face... Movie Mania...

Kanye West has a bone to pick with Harper’s Bazaar, according to his comments in GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue.

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PARTY FACE: Allure magazine feted its December cover girl, Fergie, Friday night with a 30-person dinner at Hollywood’s Green Door for guests Tom Ford, Jerry O’Connell and Fergie’s beau, Josh Duhamel. It was a big weekend for the songstress, who won an American Music Award for favorite female pop or rock artist, as well as for Allure editor in chief Linda Wells, who was hosting her second soiree of the week. On Wednesday, she threw the first annual Allure’s Face Party at Bar Nineteen 12 in The Beverly Hills Hotel, drawing January Jones, Maggie Grace, Rachel Goodwin, Molly Stern and Sarah Michelle Gellar, among others. This latest incarnation of the magazine’s Young Hollywood party was more intimate than past bashes at Buffalo Club and focused on new talent. While some editors eschew watching bubblegum TV shows and movies in search of new faces, Wells pointed out: “We’re media junkies. It’s a combination of knowing who’s out there and looking into our crystal ball.” Fergie, dressed in black Dolce & Gabbana, said, “I’ve wanted to be in this magazine for a long time. It’s very prestigious and so is the group of women who have been in it. It’s nice getting to be one of [them].” The admiration is apparently mutual. “[Fergie’s] abs are an astonishment in themselves!” said Wells. — Diana Ryu

MOVIE MANIA: During the spring collections in September, Gucci unveiled a David Lynch-directed mini film to advertise its newest fragrance, Gucci by Gucci. The fashion house must have caught a movie bug in the process. On Monday, Gucci and the Tribeca Film Institute created the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund to help independent filmmakers with finishing funds and postproduction guidance. The aim is to allow them “to complete documentaries that promote social change and illuminate issues in need of comprehensive coverage currently missing from mainstream media,” according to a Tribeca Film Institute statement. The grant totals $80,000 and will be divvied up between at least three filmmakers, who will be picked by the Tribeca Film Institute, Gucci and a selection committee. Hopefuls can submit their materials between Feb. 5 and April 11, and the winners will be named next summer. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, co-chairman of the board of the Tribeca Film Institute, will host a dinner for the fund on Dec. 18. — Marc Karimzadeh
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