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Posts Tagged ‘Courtney Love’

Vultures Swarm All the Way to eBay After Murakami Gala

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Among the classier guests who attended the Takashi Murakami gala opening at LA’s MOCA last Sunday were Christina Ricci, Pharrell Williams, Cindy Crawford, Courtney Love (if you can believe it) and special guests Kanye West and Marc Jacobs (who are apparently big fans of each others’ work). But on the seamier side of the VIP list was fluffalow, the eBay seller who is selling the Murakami charger from underneath their starting-at-$1,000 per plate dinner for the low, low price of $999.99, according to the LA Times (might as well try to break even, right?).

Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura (it’s his photo we snagged above and his Giant Robot Biennale that opens next door to the Murakami show tomorrow) describes the sheer insanity post-meal:

People were taking other people’s. If you stepped away to say hi to someone vultures crept in and took em. I saw one lady with an arm load, and she was even trying to take them off of our table. I guess they make nice gifts and also free for the cheapies.

Or how about this for a nice gift: The press kit, which could be yours if you top the high bid of $9.99. Or you could probably just call the press office and have them send you one for free. But really, what fun would that be?

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Marc Jacobs and the Land of Misfit Celebrities

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Guy Trebay has an absolutely priceless piece in the NY Times we think really wraps up NY Fashion Week nicely. He touches rather tangentially on what Marc Jacobs sent down the runway (backwards this year), focusing, rather, on the often off-the-beaten-path celebs sitting in the front rows of his shows. From scruffy rock stars to aging porn stars to “occupationally various” Courtney Love somewhere in between, all are invited to help further cement Jacobs’ own misfit status:

Cool, in the sense of a Marc Jacobs show, is like acupuncture. A mysterious electrical network regulates the system; manipulate one point and you trigger a remote response. The brain may be involved, but no one can tell you quite how. And, although it is possible to diagram the energy vectors (music to fashion to art to pornography) it would be impossible to dissect them under the knife.

That bit of prose is hard to top but we’ll try with this choice quote that closes the piece, when Village Voice critic Lynn Yaeger spots Carmen Electra at the show:

“How Z- list,” she said, in a way that implied the zenith of this cultural moment and the nadir had converged. “I mean, honestly,” Ms. Yaeger said. “Who are you? How do you spell your name? What’s the capital of France?”