Women’s Wear Daily
04.19.2014
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Memo Pad: Send the Check... Separate Tasks... Experience...

After Charlize Theron was sued by Raymond Weil earlier this year for allegedly violating her contract, one would have thought the Oscar-winning actress would have been cautious about jumping into another jewelry or watch deal.

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Meaning that, if the contract is approved — which The Guild has recommended the latest version to be — Serwer and Stengel's earlier demands would be moot, while reporters should be checking their in-boxes for updated letters from management. — Stephanie D. Smith

EXPERIENCE: Some people are enormously guarded when it comes to the identities of their exes. Not Tina Brown. At a party for her friend Julie Kavanagh's new biography of Rudolf Nureyev on Wednesday night, Brown toasted her as a "fantastic writer," then explained how the two really got to know each other: "We had both gone out with Martin Amis."

"Who didn't?" blurted out Vanity Fair managing editor Chris Garrett.

"There was a big group of us," Kavanagh admitted later.

Others who showed up at Brown's East Side pad to celebrate Kavanagh's book, published this week, were fashion designer Carolina Herrera, New Yorker editor in chief David Remnick and writers Jay McInerney, Marie Brenner and Candace Bushnell. — Jacob Bernstein

ALL ABOUT KARL: Fashion week may be drawing to a close, but the Karl Lagerfeld show goes on — and on. Not only does Rodolphe Marconi's documentary about the designer, "Karl Lagerfeld Confidentiel" hit French screens on Tuesday, but Lagerfeld will be ubiquitous on small screens, too, as guest editor in chief of the Paris Premiere TV channel from Saturday to Oct. 12. Among his selections for the week are an "actors' studio" with Johnny Depp, musical programs featuring Claude François and Dalida and some movies, including Robert Wiene's "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" from 1919 and Andrew Niccol's "Gattaca." In his spare time, Lagerfeld also whipped up a 148-page supplement called "Condé Nast Atelier" that was distributed with the October issues of German Vogue, AD and Vanity Fair. German Vogue editor in chief Christian Arp said the issue had to be done during the doldrums of August. "I thought everyone is on holidays," she confessed. Not Lagerfeld, who whipped up several shoots, including one with Claudia Schiffer on the beach at Deauville, France, and unearthed some breathtaking photos from his personal archive. He even wrote some of the captions himself, by hand. Arp said 650,000 copies of the issue were printed, each carrying 55 pages of advertising. — Miles Socha and Chantal Goupil

BUILDING BLOCKS: Could Calvin Klein's next career be in architecture? "It's probably the next phase," the designer says in the fall-winter issue of Vogue Hommes International. "I'm thinking a lot about how I could get involved in that." Asked in the six-page interview if he's content with collections being designed in his name, he replies: "In this kind of handover, some of it is gratifying, and inevitably, some of it is disappointing....There's no way I'm going to eat my heart out about things I don't control anymore. Why should I suffer for what someone else does?"
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