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Tommy Hilfiger honored at Race to Erase MS gala in L.A.

The event: The 22nd annual Race to Erase MS gala, hosted by Nancy Davis and honoring fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, got off to a fast start Friday, as Disney stars G. Hannelius and Rowan Blanchard introduced 12-year-old Internet rapper MattyB to open the show. Held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, the celebrity-studded affair also closed on a high note with performances by Rita Ora and Ne-Yo, and by evening’s end, proceeds of $1.7 million had been raised for research on treatments for multiple sclerosis.

The scene: Paris Hilton stepped onto the stage, cradling a 4-month-old Pomeranian puppy, on offer to the highest bidder. The live auction at dinner, introduced by Anne Heche and James Tupper, also included a 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT, trips to exotic locales, a dinner for 20 and more. A 600-lot silent auction took place during the cocktail hour, which featured jewelry, accessories, more trips, show tickets, gift baskets, celebrity meet-and-greets and other goodies.

The music:...

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Tommy and Dee Hilfiger fete Dee Ocleppo collection in L.A.

Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee, are in L.A. for the weekend for Tommy to pick up the Medal of Hope at the 22nd annual Race to Erase MS Gala. And they took the opportunity to turn the lobby of the Chateau Marmont into their living room Thursday night, hosting friends and family for cocktails to celebrate the Dee Ocleppo handbag collection, which was launched by Tommy’s better half in 2012.

The collection, which is made in Italy, includes the St. Tropez top handle tote with interchangeable covers in colorful rattan or exotic leathers, which allow one bag to have two different looks; the fringed Hong Kong iPhone case with a window cutout of the back to access a phone screen; and the Soho clutch with lizard flap.

“I’m very proud,” Tommy Hilfiger said of his wife, while demonstrating how easily the covers can be removed from the St. Tropez tote.

“I was so sick of everyone having the same bags … the same Hermes and Celine,” said Dee Hilfiger. “So I made these. They’ve sold well at Harrods...

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Can Kendall Jenner wake the sleeping giant that is Calvin Klein Jeans?

Can Kendall Jenner wake the sleeping giant that is Calvin Klein Jeans?

That’s what the Seventh Avenue stalwart is hoping.

Jenner, 19, lent her reality-to-runway star power to the brand Thursday night at the Chateau Marmont in L.A. at a launch party for the limited-edition #MyCalvins Denim Series, a capsule collection of ’90s-nostalgic high-waist jeans, sporty oversized tees, sweats and backpacks designed with Jenner’s generation in mind.

Jenner appears in ads for the collection, pouting in a cropped logo tee and fleece shorts, including on L.A.’s prime piece of fashion real estate, the billboard in front of the Chateau on Sunset Boulevard. The collection, $58 to $348, is being sold exclusively at Opening Ceremony stores until May 15 when it goes wide on

Jenner was in no mood to talk about her father Bruce Jenner’s TV tell-all coming up on Friday night, which one of the stylish guests at the bash confessed she’s organizing a viewing party to watch.

She’s got her own life....

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Public voting opens for Vans custom sneaker contest

Imagine a pair of Vans shoes designed to look like a surfer catching a wave. Or a pair with a bespectacled face staring up at the wearer.

These were just two of the entries in last year's Custom Culture competition sponsored by Vans to stoke creativity in high school students and raise money for their schools. (See some of the 2014 entries in our photo gallery, above.)

This year, the national contest attracted 3,000 submissions, which have been winnowed down to 50 semifinalists that as of Friday go to a public vote. The competitors are vying for $50,000 for their school and the chance to see one of their designs sold nationwide.

“This is the greatest thing ever,” said Steve Van Doren, whose father co-founded Vans in 1966.

The  competition provides an outlet for students to explore their creative imaginations and gives  the company an opportunity to support arts education, he said.

The contest has resulted in donations of more than $400,000 to high school art programs across the country...

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Second set of Von Trapp togs from 'Sound of Music' headed to auction

A set of seven Von Trapp children drapery costumes from “The Sound of Music” will go under the gavel April 30, the Nate D. Sanders auction house announced today.

The lot up for bid is described by the auction house as including the following: “[a] jumper with side ties and matching shorts worn by Debbie Turner as Marta, [t]wo pairs of Lederhosen-style shorts worn by Duane Chase as Kurt and Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich, [a] jumper with suspenders worn by Kim Karath as Gretl, [t]wo sleeveless dresses worn by Heather Menzies as Luisa and Angela Cartwright as Brigitta [and a] princess-sleeved dress worn by Charmian Carr as Liesel.”

According to today’s announcement, the opening bid for the lot is set at $800,000 and interested parties may submit bids online through the auction house’s website.

If this news is giving you a serious case of drapery dud déjà vu, you’re not alone. Although the news release announcing the auction noted it has been 21 years since these costumes were last under the...

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Olsen twins might be interested in 'Fuller House' after all

Don't count fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen out yet when it comes to appearing in "Fuller House," the just-announced sequel to the popular sitcom "Full House." The 28-year-old twins, who began sharing the role of Michelle Tanner as babies, say they didn't know about the new "Fuller House" series until their former co-star John Stamos broke the news Monday night that the Tanner family will be back in a new Netflix series next year. "I guess we're going to talk to the creators and see what's happening," Mary-Kate told WWD. [WWD]

Rand Paul may have made the first fashion faux pas of the presidential campaign season by rebranding some Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses as Rands. Ray-Ban owner Luxottica was not amused and reportedly asked the candidate cease and desist. [Los Angeles Times]

We've long believed here at All the Rage that there is no such color as "nude." How could there be when nude people's skin tone can range from milky pale to ebony black? It seems Christian Louboutin...

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