Fashion Cheat Sheet
Kate Moss Joins Vogue as Contributing Fashion Editor; David Bowie Crowned Most Stylish Briton
and Kim Kardashian's engagement ring sells for $620,000.
Kate Moss Named Contributing Fashion Editor at British Vogue: The 39-year-old model, who has appeared on 33 British Vogue covers, has officially joined the magazine's masthead as a contributing fashion editor. Her first story will be featured in an upcoming spring issue. BritishVogue editor Alexandra Schuman said of Moss: "her undoubtedly brilliant sense of style, depth of fashion knowledge, and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see used in the pages of British Vogue." This news comes just a week after it was revealed that Moss would be resuming her designer collaboration with Topshop, releasing a new collection in April 2014. [The Telegraph]
David Bowie Crowned Best Dressed Briton in History: The magazine BBC History chose David Bowie to top its list of best dressed Britons, a title that is voted on by various historians, fashion experts, and curators. Bowie achieved an obvious majority with 48.5 percent of the votes, followed by Queen Elizabeth I in second place. According to the magazine's editor, Rob Attar, "Bowie had to overcome a king, two queens, and a political heavyweight to triumph in our poll, and in doing so has struck a blow for 20th and 21st century fashions." [Vogue UK]
Kim Kardashian's Engagement Ring Sells For $620,000: The last remnants of the reality TV star's 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries sold at a Christie's auction on Tuesday for $620,000. Bidding opened at $200,000, a far cry from the engagement ring's initial reported worth of $2 million. The online buyer of the ring, which features a 16.21-carat center diamond, remains anonymous. Humphries plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Lorraine Schwartz bauble to an as-yet-undetermined charity. [US Weekly]
Androgynous Supermodel Andrej Pejic Makes Acting Debut: The male model Adrej Pejic is famous for his versatility; he has modeled womenswear in the pages of countless fashion magazines and is regularly cast as a female in fashion campaigns. But Pejic is now taking on his most foreign role yet: as "Radu," in the Turkish period drama Fatih. The 22-year-old plays a Romanian who rose to power during the 15th century and was known for his beauty. Pejic is reportedly thrilled with his aristocratic costumes, and said that one of them reminded him of his favorite fashion designer, Alexander McQueen. According to Pejic's manager at Chadwick Models, the star's character is killed in the series, leaving him free to pursue his modeling aspirations. [Daily Mail]