Fashion

08.20.13

Gisele Bündchen Tops Highest-Paid Supermodels List; Kate Middleton Wears $72 Dress in Official Family Portrait

and Isabella Blow becomes the subject of a play.

Gisele Bündchen Tops Highest-Paid Supermodels List: 32-year-old Gisele Bündchen topped Forbes's 2013 highest-paid models list, cashing in at $42 million. The model, who has led the list for seven consecutive years, made almost seven times as much as second-ranking Miranda Kerr (who earned $7.2 million in 2013), and even earned a bit more than quarterback husband Tom Brady (who only earned $38.3 million). In 2013, Bündchen fronted campaigns for H&M, Chanel, and David Yurman, and gave birth to second child Vivian. [Forbes]

Kate Middleton Wears $72 Dress in Official Family Portrait: The royal family's highly anticipated family portrait was revealed yesterday, with Kate Middleton sporting a $72 fuchsia frock from Seraphine. Available on the brand's website, the dress is sure to experience a Middleton effect similar to Prince George's baby blanket, which sold out in the U.K. immediately after they left the hospital. Similarly, Jenny Packham's website crashed shortly after the duchess wore her polka-dot dress. [Popsugar]

Isabella Blow Play Opens in Miami: The late British fashion editor and muse will be honored in a play about her life, currently in production at the Mad Cat Theatre in Miami. The play, Blow Me, catalogs Blow's life events, such as discovering milliner Philip Treacy and the late Alexander McQueen. The synopsis reads, "We follow Isabella down the rabbit hole as her life comes to an end, which is only just the beginning of the ride." Blow committed suicide in 2007 at age 48. [The Telegraph]

Bob Mackie to Design Costumes for Cher's Upcoming Tour: Longtime friends Bob Mackie and Cher are teaming up again. The fashion designer, who has been creating costumes for Cher since The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour in 1973, will be creating costumes for her upcoming tour. The singer tweeted on Saturday, "Just Heard, BoB Will Make Costumes For “The Tour” Makes Me SO Unbelievably Happy ! Last Time Around,Wouldn’t Be , ME … WITHOUT HIM." [Stylecaster]

Fashion Designer Derek Lam Dabbles in Wine Making: Designer Derek Lam has partnered with Napa Valley's Cliff Lede Vineyards to create a limited-edition wine, aptly named "Poetry by Derek Lam." “[It] was an unexpected but totally interesting project,” Lam told WWD. “To create a wine, which may seem [completely different from] creating fashion, actually has many parallels. The most exciting intersection is that [each] comes from a passion for imagination and creativity.” The cabernet sauvignon will be available for purchase in October. [WWD]