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Anne Hathaway's viral Gap red carpet dress is now available

Anne Hathaway's viral Gap shirt dress is now available online, Sporty & Rich launches a summer tennis seminar, Yves Saint Laurent will exhibit at the Orange County Museum of Art, and the Hotel Bel Air unveils two new dining concepts.

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Anne Hathaway's viral Gap red carpet dress is now available online

Gap has designed a limited edition version of the custom white shirt dress that actress Anne Hathaway wore to the Bulgari Aeterna High Jewellry event in Rome earlier this month.

Designed by Zac Posen, Creative Director of Gap Inc., the White Poplin Shirt Dress is a reinterpretation of Gap's iconic white shirt made from 100% organic cotton.

“Designing this custom white shirt dress was an exciting opportunity to reinterpret Gap's classic white shirt,” said Posen, who joined the company in February. “By incorporating elements like the shirt's collar and button placket and adding feminine accents with darts at the waist, we created a modern look that pays tribute to the elegance of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. It's a marriage of timeless style with contemporary fashion.”

After decades as one of the most popular retailers in the U.S. and a symbol of American fashion and style, Gap has been struggling for years. Posen was named executive vice president and creative director of Gap Inc. (responsible for the design of Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta and Old Navy) in the hope that he can “reinvigorate” the brands and turn the business around.

Posen made his Gap red carpet debut in April in another custom red carpet dress (this time in denim) designed for Da'Vine Joy Randolph at the Met Gala. “I am proud to represent Gap Inc. on a world stage like the Met Gala, where fashion meets entertainment to shape the cultural dialogue,” he said in a statement.

The white poplin shirt dress is now available for pre-order exclusively online at Gap.com in sizes 00-16 and retails for $158. Orders will begin shipping in July.

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Sporty & Rich and Sunset Tennis Club start a summer seminar

Sporty & Rich partners with Sunset Tennis Club on a summer tennis lesson series open to the Los Angeles-based community looking to improve their tennis skills. Sporty & Rich offers 90-minute private lessons led by former professional player and STC co-founder Kacper Owsian.

Each session has space for 15 Sporty & Rich community members. Participation is free and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes take place twice a month on Saturday mornings, with separate sessions for beginners and advanced students. Registration is only possible via a registration link in Sporty & Rich's Instagram stories.

Founded in 2015 by Emily Oberg, the wellness-inspired lifestyle and activewear brand has collaborated with other destinations such as Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc and Le Bristol, as well as sportswear brands such as Adidas, Lacoste and Prince. The label also has a wellness platform called Sporty & Rich Wellness Club.

Sunset Tennis Club is dedicated to building community on and off the court through private lessons, weekly clinics, brand partnerships and social events at select tennis courts in Brentwood, Bel-Air, Beverly Hills and Malibu.

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“Mickalene Thomas: All About Love” opens at The Broad

A new traveling exhibition titled “Mickalene Thomas: All About Love” has opened at The Broad in downtown Los Angeles. Running through September 29, it is the first major international tour of the groundbreaking artist’s work.

The exhibition was jointly organized by the Hayward Gallery, London, and The Broad, Los Angeles, in association with the Barnes Foundation. It includes over 80 works by the artist from the past 20 years and shows how Thomas mastered and innovated multiple disciplines, from mixed media painting and collage to installation and photography. The title and several themes of the exhibition are identical to the feminist author Bell Hooks' central text, in which love is an active process rooted in healing, paving a path away from domination and toward collective liberation.

“Mickalene Thomas' visionary artistic practice places an uncompromising focus on the representation of black women and amplifies portraiture's ability to capture authentic life experiences and relationships,” said Joanne Heyler, founding director of The Broad. “Thomas' work pushes the conventional boundaries of technique and material, but touches on all aspects of culture and society, from ideals of beauty to sexuality and politics, powerfully making visible those who have been historically excluded and marginalized in art history.”

The themes of the exhibition extend to an extensive program of related events developed in collaboration with the artist, including a summer concert series and gallery programs centered on women and the black and queer communities.

Source: Marco Cappelletti / Yves Saint Laurent

“Yves Saint Laurent: Line and Expression” organizes summer run at the Orange County Museum of Art

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) has announced a new exhibition on French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, organized by the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.

Yves Saint Laurent: Line and Expression explores the rich creative work of Yves Saint Laurent, who died in 2008. Delving deeper into the works of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris collection, the exhibition explores his drawing practice through original sketches as well as photographs, jewelry accessories and haute couture garments dating from 1963 to 2001, offering insight into the genesis of the couturier's creations.

“Yves Saint Laurent: Line and Expression” is curated by Olivier Saillard and Gaël Mamine and organized by the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, with an exceptional loan from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent in Paris.

“Yves Saint Laurent: Line and Expression” is open to the public from June 28 to October 27.

Source: Dorchester Collection

Hotel Bel-Air gets a Michelin-starred chef

Hotel Bel-Air has appointed a new head chef and announced a new menu direction for the restaurant as well as two new culinary concepts.

Chef Joe Garcia was previously head chef at Restaurant Manzke, where he was awarded a Michelin star in 2022 and 2023. He was also sous chef at The French Laundry alongside Thomas Keller.

Hotel Bel-Air's new menu blends modern Californian cuisine with Mediterranean influences, highlighting local ingredients in their peak season and offering reinterpreted classics and new specialties. Reservations can be made directly through Seven Rooms.

The hotel will also introduce two new culinary concepts in July: The Living Room and The Patisserie. The Living Room will be a signature lobby lounge experience offering afternoon tea, evening cocktails and small bites, as well as a caviar service and a martini champagne cart.

The French-inspired patisserie, headed by recently appointed pastry chef Christophe Rull, offers a daily selection of freshly baked pastries, breads and cakes, along with an ice cream cart and specialty coffees and teas.

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David Pierre opens store at Peninsula Beverly Hills

Celebrity hairdresser David Pierre, whose clients include Kate Hudson, Erica Pelosini, Alana Hadid, Mia Moretti and Nina Dobrev, is opening a salon in the Peninsula Beverly Hills.

Pierre was creative director for Frederic Fekkai and worked with brands like Proenza Schouler and Altuzarra at NYFW before opening his own space, The Hair Atelier, in West Hollywood in 2019.

Services at this second location of The Hair Atelier (inside the Peninsula's spa) include unique styles and blow-dries for special occasions, hair repair treatments, haircuts, scalp treatments and more.

The Hair Atelier opens Mondays. To schedule an appointment, call 310-975-2854 or email [email protected].

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David Zwirner speaks during a press conference at his gallery in New York (Photo credit: Christina Horsten/picture alliance via Getty Images)