Galliano joins Russian perfumery; Prince William hosts Ralph Lauren

The Duke of Cambridge Celebrates the Royal Marsden
Paul Arrouet, left, Dylan Lauren, Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren, Andrew Lauren, Lauren Bush Lauren and David Lauren attend a dinner to celebrate the work of the Royal Marsden hosted by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
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Ralph Lauren was the guest of honor at a dinner hosted by Prince William at Windsor Castle on Tuesday. The prince is president of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which plans to open a new Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research thanks to a generous donation from the designer. Among the 150 guests were members of Lauren’s family as well as actors Benedict Cumberbatch,  Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter and Cate Blanchett; model Kate Moss with her rocker husband, Jamie Hince; and photographer Mario Testino. [WWD]

John Galliano, who was out of steady work as far as we knew since Dior fired him as creative director in 2011 for anti-Semitic comments made in bars, has quietly been working as a consultant on beauty projects for Russian perfume company L’Etoile for the last few months. [Telegraph]

Kim Kardashian could stand to make $21 million from her wedding to Kanye West in deals with various companies, according to a new report. In comparison, she made a reported $18 million when she married Kris Humphries, her short-term second husband. [Daily Mail]

David Beckham was the center of attention at a party in London on Thursday launching his new men’s swimwear collection with H&M. The venue was decorated with large photos of Beckham modeling the collection, of course, but Beckham wore head-to-toe black. [MTV UK]


Photographers Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Juergen Teller are shooting designer Nicolas Ghesquiere’s first campaign for Louis Vuitton. [WWD]

Oh, and back to Prince William’s party for  a moment. His wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, wasn’t there, in case you were wondering. She was busy tending to 9-month-old Prince George, her husband said. But the couple often attend charity functions separately. [People]