Diesel celebrated the launch of its 25-piece capsule collection with Edun at the Gaîté Lyrique theater on Sunday. Edun, the clothing label founded by Ali Hewson and her husband Bono, is manufactured in Africa with cottton from Uganda.
Bono, wearing Edun pants, said he did not advise his wife on the collection. "Our marriage would end if I advised Ali on design," the U2 singer said, with a smile. "Unfortunately, this is not an equal equation; she knows a lot more about music than I know about fashion."
As for cotton, Bono described it as "a beautiful thing. I love to be in the cotton fields."
Solange Knowles performed her song "Losing You," in a Diesel dress, Kenzo shoes and assorted jewelry. "I have a little bit of a ring obsession," she confessed backstage.
Knowles first met with Bono when she was 17. "I was going to Johannesburg," she explained. "He was part of charity initiative with Nelson Mandela [and] there was a big concert. I sat next to him on the plane between South Africa and Houston. I went there with my sister, who was performing."
Among other guests were Jessica Alba, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Yves Carcelle and Ellen von Unwerth.
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