Fashion

10.21.13

Rihanna Gets Turned Away From Abu Dhabi Mosque; Prince George Will Wear Replica of Historic Royal Gown at Christening

and Lucky magazine taps stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele as Fashion Editor-at-Large.

Rihanna Gets Turned Away from Abu Dhabi Mosque: During her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna decided to immerse herself in the local culture with a visit to Abu Dhabi’s famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre. The "Pour It Up" singer staged an impromptu photo-shoot, where she posed seductively outside the mosque in a black jumpsuit and matching hijab. Almost immediately after the shoot began, the Centre condemned her behavior and asked her to leave the premises. In a statement, the Centre said: "The Centre strives to ensure that visitors enter the mosque in a decent fashion, and refrain from behaving in any way that is inconsistent with the sanctity of this religious place." Rihanna used the main visitors gate and left without actually entering the mosque. [AP]

Prince George Will Wear Replica of Historic Royal Gown at Christening: On Wednesday, Prince George will be christened in a replica of the royal gown that has been worn by more than 60 royal babies, including every reigning monarch since Edward VI. The gown, which was designed in 1841, has been deemed too fragile for the child to wear. The Queen's couturier, Angela Kell, will create Prince George's replica, which will feature cap sleeves and a cotton lace overlay. [Harper's Bazaar UK]

Lucky Magazine Taps Stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele as Fashion Editor-at-Large: Lucky magazine continues to shake up its masthead. Newly-appointed editor-in-chief Eva Chen has appointmented famed stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele as the magazine's new fashion editor-at-large. Cerf de Dudzeele is in contract to produce spreads and covers for the magazine's lager issues, allowing her to continue to pursue independent projects as well. Chen said the at-large structure allows stylists “the flexibility and freedom to work on projects that are not competitive.” Also new to the magazine are creative director Katia Kuethe, who replaced design director Lisa Steinmeyer, and style contributor Tamu McPherson. [WWD]

Valentino, Isabel Marant, and Azzedine Alaïa Inspired New Kardashian Collection: The Kardashian's have taken a high-fashion approach to their latest collection for Lipsy London. Launching on October 24 in stores and online, The Kardashian's line was inspired by Valentino, Isabel Marant and Azzedine Alaïa. "Valentino and Isabel Marant aren't really our style, but their influence is reflected in the collection," Kim Kardashian told Vogue UK. "That idea of casual comfort that people love inspired the fabrics -- there's a lot of stretch. You know an Alaïa dress will hold and suck you in? I wanted to make pieces like that, pieces to make you feel really good about yourself." [Vogue UK]