>> INSIDER WIRE —Jack McCollough is busy preparing for Proenza Schouler's first European runway show next month, and now it sounds like he and Kiefer Sutherland — who headbutted Jack at a Costume Institute Gala after party, breaking his nose — have resolved their differences out of court. In a joint statement released Friday, Kiefer apologized — "I am sorry about what happened that night and sincerely regret that Mr. McCollough was injured" — and McCollough accepted the apology: "I appreciate Mr. Sutherland's statement and wish him well." The charges against Sutherland will likely be dropped. [AP]
>> While Jack McCollough is recovering from surgery and the accompanying drama, his Proenza Schouler design partner Lazaro Hernandez announced this afternoon that they have been chosen as the special guest of the Pitti W precollection event, which takes place in Florence June 16-19, and will show their Pre-Spring 2010 collection June 18 at a sixteenth-century Medici villa. This marks the duo's first time to show a collection in Europe.
The show won't involve a runway — “Two runways a year are enough for us,” Hernandez explained. "We didn't want to do a traditional runway show." Instead, they've invited three performance artists to react to their clothes: the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black will perform, Haim Steinbach plans an installation, and Kalip Linzy has directed a video guest-starring Chloe Sevigny and Liya Kebede, among others.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Jack McCollough's rep confirmed that the designer required surgery last Thursday after being headbutted by Kiefer Sutherland: "Mr. McCollough suffered a broken nose in three places as a result of the assault." Another source says McCollough "had to have his nose reset," adding that he's "also pissed off and annoyed that this all happened. He has a collection to do, and has no time to deal with this." [People]
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>> INSIDER WIRE —Brooke Shields was silent on the red carpet last night (at the behest of her lawyers) about the Kiefer Sutherland-Jack McCollough incident, but apparently she told friends she was "jostled" by McCollough just before the headbutting, but it was "no big deal." After he made contact with her, she fell, but not all the way to the ground, and she doesn't feel it was intentional — instead, she blames the fall on her 6" high heels. Meanwhile, Jack was spotted earlier today, sporting more bandages than in the initial aftermath two days ago, reportedly from surgery last night. [WWD Twitter, TMZ]
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>> Kiefer Sutherland has just been officially charged with misdemeanor assault for headbutting Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler — the damage of which can be seen here — so the story is far from finished, but what does Anna Wintour think about the whole incident? A source at Conde Nast told StyleList:
Anna is furious that the Met Gala got upstaged by Kiefer doing something stupid at an after-party that wasn't even part of her event. Now that's all anyone is talking about, not her party. And she is so genuinely fond of Jack, she has supported him and Lazaro for years, she really feels they are part of the future of American fashion. So she's doubly annoyed.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Jack McCollough has finally spoken on the whole Kiefer Sutherland-headbutting incident — via spokesperson: "Anyone who knows Jack McCollough knows that he would not hurt a fly. All we can say at this point is that he was the victim of a vicious, violent, unprovoked assault and that the matter is in the hands of the authorities." Further details remain nebulous — some say McCollough interrupted Brooke Shields and Sutherland as they were speaking, causing the two men to exchange words; some say McCollough accidentally knocked Shields over and Sutherland demanded an apology; and some say Jack tried to order a drink and was headbutted for no reason. [People]
UPDATE: Apparently TMZ called Kate and Laura Mulleavy's house trying to suss out information (the incident occurred at the Costume Institute Gala after-party they were hosting). [Supreme Being Twitter]
Some drama went down after Monday night's Costume Institute Gala involving Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke Shields, and so-hot-right-now designer Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler. The details are still a bit iffy, but the gist of the story is that Kiefer headbutted Jack, which sent the designer to the hospital. According to Kiefer's side of things, Jack knocked Brooke over at an afterparty, which caused the altercation. Other rumors say that Brooke was in an argument with Jack, and when Kiefer demanded he apologize, Jack refused, which caused it to get violent. Brooke's rep, on the other hand, says that McCollough did nothing wrong. Unfortunately, stories of Kiefer's behavior earlier in the night don't necessarily help the credibility of the actor, who is still on probation from his DUI. The whole thing sounds a bit fishy, but we'll see how it unfolds as more and more details emerge.
>> This morning, a rumor went around that Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough was in the hospital after a nose-breaking run-in with Kiefer Sutherland at a Costume Institute Gala after-party, and now more details have emerged.
McCollough allegedly knocked Brooke Shields over and Kiefer, who saw it happen, went over and told him to apologize. Witnesses say that McCollough pushed Kiefer, and the actor responded by headbutting the designer. Police are investigating the incident, and cite visible lacerations to McCollough's nose — nothing about it being broken.
Meanwhile, Brooke Shields reps are already on damage control — they say "nothing happened to her. Jack did nothing inappropriate. It's not clear what caused Kiefer to do what he did."
UPDATE: Apparently McCollough filed a complaint with the police last night and told investigators that Sutherland "was drunk and obnoxious and wouldn't back down or be logical." Furthermore, he said the incident "wasn't even over anything . . . he was just roiling drunk and looking for something to smack. It didn't matter what." A rep for the designer declined comment.
Highlights from Inside the 2009 Costume Institute Gala: Gisele Dumps Galliano for Versace, Carine Roitfeld Showed
>> Despite all the drama before and after, the Costume Institute Gala itself furnished plenty of notable and quotable moments; for those who were wondering, Carine Roitfeld did attend, even though it was reported that Julia Restoin-Roitfeld would not.
Gisele Bundchen pulled out of John Galliano's table at the last minute, choosing to ride in with the Versace camp instead; it sounds like she might be returning as the label's Fall 2009 face — the New York Times reports that her custom Versace dress "was conceived while she was modeling for [Donatella’s] next ad campaign." Helena Christensen, meanwhile, joked of her Zac Posen dress, which read "Vogue," the V formed by a plunging neckline: “It’s so I can remember whose party I’m at."
And while Kate Moss was on hostess duty (and presumably her best behavior) for Anna Wintour, she still managed to be herself, pulling a big wad of gum out of her mouth when asked about being a muse: “I’m amused. I think it’s quite interesting for somebody to go outside of the box and think that a model actually has had some input into fashion. A lot of the time, the models don’t really get a say.”
>> INSIDER WIRE —After all the Alaia-related Costume Institute Gala drama yesterday, we wondered if anything would top it all at the actual event. Well, a drunken reveler managed to step on and ruin Natalia Vodianova's vintage Fortuny dress (a gift from husband Justin Portman seven years ago) at one after-party, and at another, it's rumored that Keifer Sutherland headbutted Proenza Schouler designer Jack McCullough, breaking his nose. Apparently, the actor was upset over Brooke Shields? It's all very hazy . . . [Guest of a Guest]