Archive for May 6th, 2008

More from Lotto’s Spring line

May 6, 2008

The one piece missing from the Lotto Spring 2008 line being peddled at Tennis Warehouse is this black version of the Effect Crewneck. David Ferrer wore it for a few matches at last week’s tournament in Barcelona.

(JFTR, I prefer the white. Yep, story of my life…)

(photos by Getty Images)

Trophy Watch: Nadal’s labor in Spain

May 6, 2008

Rafael Nadal pushed and pushed — and out came his second title in 2008.

(Jay kay! That’s actually a picture of him being tossed into a pool after his win. You can thank the ATP for that one.)

The World No. 2 defeated David Ferrer 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 in the finals of the Open Sabadell Atlantico. He has won both clay tournaments he’s entered so far (and has a 10-0 record on the surface).

In doubles, the Bryan Brothers defeated Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.

Fernando Gonzalez stepped up after defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew from the BMW Open in Munich. Newbie Simone Bolelli — the newest addition to our Tattoo blotter — put up a fight during the first two tiebreakers (he took the first) before falling 6-3 in the third.

The ladies played in Prague, with Vera Zvonareva beating Victoria Azarenka 7-6, 6-2 at the ECM Prague Open.

(photos via Getty Images)

Venus Williams and ALT strike again!

May 6, 2008

The superhero team of Venus Williams and Andre Leon Talley strike again, this time arriving together for the Costume Institute’s gala opening of the exhibition “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Venus came out in a Carolina Herrera gown with Fred Leighton jewels while Andre wore Giorgio Armani; both were shrouded by a red Chanel cape apropos for the occasion.

George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Anna Wintour, and Armani chaired the $15,000-a-head gala that brought out the A-listers.

Wintour wore Chanel Haute Couture (by none other than Karl Lagerfeld) — think bighorn sheep circa 2050 — while the men’s best dressed included Zac Posen in a blue velvet tux and hottie Marc Jacobs in classic black with muse Sofia Coppola in tow.

From the Telegraph:

Inside the museum, guests were dwarfed by 30ft statues of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, contemporary versions of the ancient superheroes sculpted in marble in the museum’s Graeco-Roman gallery.

The “Superheroes” exhibition opens with a mirrored illusion of Clark Kent morphing into Superman and features radical catwalk creations by some of the world’s top designers and comic book costumes from Hollywood blockbusters such as Spiderman and Batman.

Pride of place is given to the heavy-metal suit-of-armour worn by Robert Downey Jr in “Iron Man”, the new movie which took more than £50 million at the box office on its opening weekend. Dinner was served in the Met’s 15 B.C. Egyptian Temple of Dendur, with tables arranged amidst massive sculptures of ‘Kryptonite’.

More: See a picture of Venus’ dress — and the rest of the red carpet photos — after the cut…


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