Kate Moss and Johnny Depp Reunite for Music Video; Mario Testino Receives Honorary OBE from Queen
Kate Moss and Johnny Depp Reunite for a Music Video: Former lovers Kate Moss and Johnny Depp will reunite for their first time in fifteen years to star in Paul McCartney’s new music video. The two have not been spotted together since their four-year relationship ended in 1998—in Moss’s words, “a nightmare.” Though the video will include a full cast of celebrities including Gary Barlow and Meryl Streep, a source close to the production team said, "the big talking point was Kate and Johnny." [Marie Claire UK].
Mario Testino Receives Honorary OBE from the Queen: Hail Mario! The famed fashion photographer Mario Testino has been awarded an honorary OBE from the Queen of England. The 58-year-old Peruvian-born photographer has photographed many members of the royal family, including the late Diana, Princess of Wales just months before her death in 1997, and, most recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their official engagement photos. Testino is a regular contributor to the American, British and Paris editions of Vogue, and recently published a photography anthology of British model Kate Moss. [Vogue UK]
Kim Jung Un Imported $645.8 Million in Luxury Products Last Year: Kim Jung Un reportedly imported a staggering $645.8 million in luxury products to North Korea last year. According to a report published by the South Korean government, the imports included furs, pets, and mid-sized sedans. “The products were given as gifts to key figures in North Korean society to ensure their loyalty to the regime,” lawmaker Yoon Sang-hyun said, listing imports of alcoholic beverages at $30 million and watches at $8.2 million. Kim Jung Un’s gift-giving and import binge surpasses that of Kim Jong II, which were reported to be an annual average of $300 million. [Time]
Prada Launches Art Project in Qatar: In collaboration with artist Damien Hirst and Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, chair of the Qatar Museums Authority, Prada has begun an unusual project in the desert north of Qatar. Known as The “Prada Oasis and Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy Juice Bar,” the joint initiative is set in a large Bedouin tent which has been transformed into a pharmacy. The exhibit includes two human skeletons — and an actual Prada store inside the “bayaat shaar” or sheep-hair tent. [WWD]
Met Gala Tickets Climb to $25K: The most exclusive fashion event of the year, The Met Gala, will now be even more of a members-only event. It has been announced that tickets for the “Oscars of Fashion” have risen from $15,000 to $25,000 this year. The Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, will be chaired by Aerin Lauder. Co-chairs include Bradley Cooper, Oscar de la Renta, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, and, of course, Anna Wintour. [Page Six]