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IN THE PINK: Inès de la Fressange is adding a new line to her résumé: consultant for Schiaparelli. The Roger Vivier brand ambassador said she has been working with Italian entrepreneur Diego Della Valle for the last three years on plans to revive the storied fashion house.
“Then the exhibition at the Met lit the flame, so everything has gathered speed in the last few months,” de la Fressange said at the Carven show in Paris on Thursday. She said Della Valle had interviewed several people for the post of creative director, and would reveal his choice soon.
Other guests included Dree Hemingway, sporting a figure-hugging red dress for the upcoming Carven collaboration with Petit Bateau.
French actress Elodie Yung was fighting fit after five months of shooting “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” opposite Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum. To train for the part of Jinx, she had to master fighting with two swords. “It was completely new to me and very, very hard to master, so I was a little scared at first. I almost hurt myself during the shoot, but it turned out fine,” she said.
Writer Stephanie LaCava, meanwhile, is about to release her first novel, “An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris,” due to be published by Harper in December. “I grew up here in the Nineties and it’s about that experience and that cultural moment, how it shaped my own sensibility,” she said, adding that the book features illustrations by Matthew Nelson.