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Kim Cattrall and D. Porthault’s Joan Carl

Kim Cattrall, James Andrew, and Joan Carl at D. Porthault

Kim Cattrall, James Andrew, and Joan Carl at D. Porthault

A D. Porthault champagne fête is one of those not to be missed events, and as one might imagine, having the super chic beauties, actress Kim Cattrall and Chairman Joan Carl on each arm was all one needed to take the chill out of a NYC Winter’s night!

D. Portholt's "Tigre"

D. Portholt Tigre

If you didn’t already know, Cattrall, who also happens to be good friends with the Carls, has championed D. Porthault on screen and off. After financier Bernard Carl and his wife Joan (also creative director of the brand) acquired D. Porthault in 2005, they sent their friend some swatch books. Cattrell tells us that she was wowed by the elegance, sophistication, and sexiness of the 1960’s Tigre pattern, and selected it to decorate her home a few years ago. Later, in an art-imitates-life-imitates-art moment, Cattrall turned to D. Porthault’s Tigre once again, but this time to create the perfect backdrop for her character, the tigress Samantha Jones, in the 2008 Sex and the City – the Movie. Happily for us we’ll be seeing more of these ultra luxe French textiles, thanks to Ms. Cattrall, in the next cinematic Sex in The City 2, to be released in Spring 2010!

It should be mentioned that Joan Carl became a Chevalier de la Legion d’ honneur last week, (one of the highest awards granted by the government of France), in recognition of Carl’s dedication to revitalizing the esteemed French textile house. Needless to say with timeless patterns like Tigre firmly embedded in our collective design consciousness, the nearly 90 year old D. Porthault is more than alive and continues to thrive in the 21st century!

I’m wearing a navy blue velvet jacket by Gucci, chartreuse silk pocket square by Turnbull and Asser, Tom Ford navy end on end cotton French cuff shirt with contrast white collar, Seaman Schepps silver pearl cuff links with pale blue sapphires, a Michael Bastian wool cardigan in olive, chartreuse, and blues; black watch tartan wool pants by Paul Smith, silver chain link belt and navy blue cap toe slip on shoes both by Gucci.


  1. tartanscot says:

    this might be one of my favourite outfits all season – you look absolutely delicious!

    wishing the most happy holidays to both you and Scott,

  2. Tara Durkan says:

    dear James you are stunning and in delightful company

  3. A. says:

    OMG, she is one of my faves! You look great!

  4. Paper Doll says:

    She is my favorite character! wish that I was there!


  5. SQUI says:

    Well aren’t you just the bee’s knees Mr. Andrew!

  6. Monaco Girl says:

    I would adore to know Samantha! Maybe one day…….

  7. Felicity Harris says:

    I love the way you look together, really elegant!

  8. Super Trooper says:

    Kim looks absolutely gorgeus!

  9. You’re such a rockstar James!

  10. Sabrina Johnson says:

    Can´t wait to see the next Sex and the City!!!!!!!

  11. Absolutely in Love says:

    You are absolutely in great company!

  12. Bruno says:

    Oh James you look fab, all the more with being surrounded but these two wonderful women! I love Kim!

  13. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Mein lieber James,

    Wie ich mich freue dass Du immer schöne Momente mit netten Leuten verbringst, Ich mag Kim Cattrall sehr gerne, Sex and the City ist meine lieblings Fernsehserie!

    Herzliche Grüsse

    Deine Christiane

  14. Lola Montes says:

    Debe haber estado muy buena esa fiesta en Porthault, lucen estupendos y muy felices!

    muchos besos


  15. Tom Cavendish says:

    how fantastic!

  16. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Liebster James,

    Ich war lange unterwegs, war in einer Hütte im Wald ohne Internet, bin jetzt zurück und Du kommst mit dieser grossen Überraschung, das Bild mit Kim Cattrall von Sex and the City! Ich bin mir sicher Du hattest eine tolle Zeit mit ihr!

    Schicke Dir ganz liebe Grüsse

    Deine Mara

  17. Maria La Torre says:

    Hola mi querido James!

    Vaya sorpresa ésta! Me encanta la foto, lucen fabulosos todos! Seguro que lo pasaste increíble, tienes una vida envidiable!



  18. Hallo mein Schatz! says:

    James, Du bist ein Schatz, wie könnte man Dich nicht lieb haben???

  19. Eugenia Drummond says:

    This is marvelous! When you visit Rio de Janeiro I will make a huge party for you!

  20. Jackie@Dollhouse says:

    I love porthault tigre!!!

  21. Edie B. says:

    Kim looks gorgeus!

  22. You know me honey says:

    beautiful wool cardigan!

  23. A lady on each arm?…Easy tigre!

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