CANNES, France — It’s official: Steven Spielberg just watched a man set someone’s genitals on fire. The Cannes International Film Festival, which kicked off its 66th edition Wednesday night with the rain-drenched international premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, is notorious for art-house auteurs pushing cinema to its extremes. But Amat Escalante’s ham-fisted Read More
When you are the children of Hollywood’s godfather Francis Ford Coppola, you have big family shoes to fill. Thankfully for cousins Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman and Matthew Shire, they’ve escaped the burden of being associated with the surname. Not so for Coppola kids Sofia and Roman, who luckily are both in the film business and are doing big, big things right now.
It is not Versailles, certainly, but Sofia Coppola’s two-bedroom condo at 161 Grand Street is lovely. Just not lovely enough to keep the Marie Antoinette director interested.
Ms. Coppola has sold her “sun-drenched” corner loft for the $2.75 million ask, according to city records. Margaret Challa is the buyer of this roomy, high-ceilinged space.
Red Carpet Real Estate
While it may not be an mansion on the Italian countryside, director Sofia Coppola and husband Thomas Mars have found their own palazzo in the heart of Greenwich Village, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The home, located at 46 Morton Street, boasts one of New York’s most impressive private gardens. The backyard spans a Read More
The hotel guests at Dream Downtown had suitcases, satchels and children piled up next to the check-in counter, waiting interminably for a chance at a room, and as they did swirls of fashionable men and women speed-walked by without a word or a look—they were headed to the last big event of the week, the after-party for Marc Jacobs and his spring and summer collection. The hotel guests ventured an occasional glace at the well-attired cohort with the mysterious wristbands, striding confidently toward the tucked-away area in the back, but mostly they slouched on pieces of luggage and scratched at purple eyes, unknowing of the scene unfolding out of sight.
The Lunch CROWD
Marvin Traub from Bloomingdale’s pulled me aside last week at the Grill. He said, “I was waiting for your column, but it didn’t appear this week.” That’s because last week we had bankers, bankers and more bankers. It was like a bankers’ convention! There weren’t any celebrities except for Ralph Lauren, who came in again, Read More
Sofia Coppola is Going Read More
Since Michelle Obama told Jay Leno that she was wearing a J. Crew ensemble, web traffic to J. Crew’s website has increased by 464 percent. [WWD]
Donatella Versace admitted that she was insecure about taking over her brother’s label in 1997. That is, until Jennifer Lopez wore her jungle-printed, sheer dress to Read More
Sofia Coppola will design a line of handbags and shoes for Louis Vuitton. [WWD]
Model Irina Lazareanu has been tapped to be the face of Tiffany & Co. And Nylon darling Cory Kennedy is reportedly working out a deal with Dr. Martens. [WWD]
Marie Claire got only two seats Read More
Despite some attempts to set the record straight, the story persists that Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, starring Kirsten Dunst as the Austrian girl who becomes the Queen of France, was generally despised at this past spring’s Cannes Film Festival, and that the French particularly hated it. The movie did draw some scattered boos at the Read More