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Laurie Brookins

Freelance Contributor

Laurie Brookins is a longtime freelance contributor to The Hollywood Reporter, covering fashion, red carpets, watches and jewelry, and the occasional story about classic films, which rank high among her chief passions. Based in New York City, Brookins has also contributed to Robb Report, Town & Country Travel, Business Traveler, and The Times of London.

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Linda Evangelista Talks Her Recent Comeback at Kering Foundation Dinner: “I Should’ve Left the House Sooner!”

It’s only delightful to witness the attention Linda Evangelista receives when she arrives at any event these days: The legendary supermodel and breast cancer survivor has been enjoying a public comeback that began to roll out slowly when she appeared on the cover of British Vogue in 2022, but ramped up to klieg light level […]

NYFW: Mary J. Blige Sits Front Row for LaQuan Smith’s ’60s Glamour, Stephanie Hsu and Lucy Hale Exude Easy Elegance at Carolina Herrera

Do fashion fans crave easy elegance or high-wattage glamour? Every woman can indulge in either as she (rightly) wishes, if the Spring/Summer 2024 collections that just bowed during New York Fashion Week are any indication. Designers either overtly or subtly stated that chic women need not feel constrained by any one must-have trend for the […]

Timothée Chalamet, The Weeknd Among the Stars Driving the Small-Watch Trend?at Cannes and Beyond

Diminutive timepieces embellished with diamonds from Chanel, Cartier and others were once reserved for women, but stylish guys are now sporting these tiny dazzlers on and off the red carpet.

Venice: Luxury Brands Plan a Full Schedule of Parties — Even With Fewer Stars on the Lido

Just as the Venice Film Festival was establishing itself as one of the most thrilling red carpets on the festival and awards show circuit — in 2022,?The?New York Times?called its fashion parade the “most glamorous” of the year thanks to wow appearances from Timothée Chalamet, Tessa Thompson and Florence Pugh — the WGA and SAG-AFTRA […]

These Show-Stopping High Jewelry Debuts Are Top Contenders for the Emmys Red Carpet

Balenciaga, Schiaparelli and other legendary Parisian houses may draw the lion’s share of attention during July’s Paris Fashion Week, but for gasp-inducing moments, there’s nothing quite like a fancy intense yellow diamond that tops 30 carats. While the biannual haute-couture presentations attract star-filled front rows and the accompanying headlines, haute joaillerie debuts unveiled during the […]

Zazie Beetz, Lily Rabe and Stephanie Hsu Support Women Filmmakers at Chanel’s Through Her Lens Luncheon

“Trump was indicted yesterday — and again — as Paula likes to remind me,” said Jane Rosenthal as she kicked off her speech Friday afternoon at the ninth annual Chanel Through Her Lens luncheon. The remark drew a roomful of boisterous cheers at New York’s The Odeon restaurant. “So, this seems like a good day […]

Loving Loewe: Why Stars From Rihanna and Beyonce? to Dan Levy Wear the Jonathan Anderson-Designed Label

Jonathan Anderson, the fashion designer of Loewe and his own line, JW Anderson, is on the phone from Rome, calling from the set of Luca Guadagnino’s Queer, based on the novel by William S. Burroughs and starring Daniel Craig. “He’s the only person I would do this for,” Anderson says of his costume design work […]

Lab-Grown Diamonds Fit for Cannes’ Red Carpet

Sustainability may be a feel-good conversation, but it’s not without a variety of complex issues. For every sustainably sourced product, questions arise about how it was produced, and whether that process can be deemed better overall for the planet than that which it’s been designed to replace. Lab-created diamonds continue to rank high in that […]

Olivia de Havilland’s Estate Hitting the Auction Block (Exclusive)

Gisèle Galante recalls a recent evening in which she and her husband first watched Dodge City, the 1939 Michael Curtiz-directed western starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. As de Havilland’s daughter, born 17 years after that film’s premiere, Galante was struck equally by her mother’s beauty and her performance: “I had never seen it […]

Chanel, Tiffany and Gucci Wow With New Ultra-Luxury Stores in New York and Los Angeles

Tiffany & Co., New York Four years in the making, the remodeled iconic Tiffany & Co. flagship at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street (pictured above) just debuted, christened with a massive celeb-studded party (where Florence Pugh told THR, “My very, very first boyfriend actually got me my first Tiffany necklace, and I’ll […]

Rihanna, Jeremy Pope, Anne Hathaway and More Channel Karl Lagerfeld Love at the Met Gala

Monday night’s Met Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art was a bonafide lovefest for Karl Lagerfeld, whose work is showcased in the Costume Institute’s new exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, opening Friday. With some Met Gala themes, the sartorial choices can be a tad all over the place, and decidedly rooted […]

Kristen Stewart’s Stylist Talks About Her Met Gala Look from Karl Lagerfeld’s 2016 Cruise Collection (Exclusive)

Kristen Stewart is wearing a high-contrast, black-and-white Chanel outfit from Karl Lagerfeld’s 2016/2017 Cruise Collection at tonight’s Met Gala. To arrive at her choice, there was one thought that was paramount when the star and her stylist, Tara Swennen, began discussing what the actress would wear for the evening, which honors Karl Lagerfeld. Fashion’s biggest […]