Prince Charles to Replace Meghan Markle’s Dad at Wedding, “Catwoman” Files for Bankruptcy

by Charles Manning

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Prince Charles to Walk Meghan Markle Down the Aisle
In case you missed it, Meghan Markle’s father will not be walking her down the aisle tomorrow. He is still recovering from emergency heart surgery and will be unable to attend the wedding. In his place, Markle has asked her future father-in-law, Prince Charles to escort her to the altar.

Jocelyn “Catwoman” Wildenstein Files for Bankruptcy (Page Six)
The 77-year old former socialite — nicknamed “Catwoman” for her obsession with plastic surgery to give her feline facial features — has filed for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In the filing, Wildenstein listed her Citibank account balance as “$0” and said she is getting by on $900 a month in Social Security and the financial assistance of generous friends. True, she lives in a trio of adjoining apartments on the 51st floor of Trump World Tower worth $11.75 million, but she owes $4.6 million to Modern Bank for the enormous home, which is currently in foreclosure.

Jocelyn Wildenstein (right) in 2002 (Patrick McMullan)

Balmain Dresses 16 Black Actresses to Help Challenge Racism at Cannes (Elle)
Yesterday, 16 black actresses dressed in black and silver Balmain gathered around French actress Aïssa Maïga on the red carpet at Cannes to call attention to their multimedia project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” which translated means, “Black Is Not My Profession.” The work aims to expose and denounce the discrimination black women face in the French and American entertainment industries.

“I loved getting to know a little bit about these women through the compelling stories that they have shared,” said Rousteing. “It was their honesty and humor—as well as their strength and resilience—that struck me as I quickly turned each page. Sadly, though, it was all too easy for me to recognize the inappropriate comments, ignorance and discrimination that they have faced during their careers.”

Sebastian Faena Debuts First Film at Cannes
On Thursday, photographer Sebastian Faena made his Cannes debut with the premiere of his first short film. Titled Fernandothe short film tells the story of a young man (Miles McMillan) who moves to the countryside with the intention of immersing himself in nature and distancing himself from the distractions of social life. Check out a teaser for the film below.

Givenchy Debuts Japanese-Inspired Spring Precollection
Clare Waight Keller drew from her own recent trip to Japan as well as key pieces from the archives for Givenchy’s spring precollection. Traditional Japanese motifs filtered into prints and embellishments in the forms of a dégradé “Japanese fire flower” print cascading down a mid-length black dress, or mangas reprised as embellishments on men’s bomber jackets and hoodies. Check out the full collection below.

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