Fashion

03.13.14

#Belfie Queen Goes High-Fashion; LVMH Announces Young Designer Finalists

And 'Marie Claire' launches a pop-up magazine.

#Belfie Queen Goes High-Fashion: In January, 20-year-old Jen Selter rose to Instagram fame thanks to her large behind. Dubbed the Queen of the Belfie (also known as butt-selfie), Selter (and her behind) have become huge—she's signed a contract with The Legacy Agency, appeared on the likes of The View and Good Morning America, and has partnered with CIRRUS Fitness. Now, Selter and her booty have gone the high-fashion route, with a new two-page spread in the April issue of Vanity Fair. Titled 'Rear Admirable,' the social media phenomenon poses in a lacy Louis Vuitton catsuit in one photo, and a tight, black corset (butt-exposed) in another. [Racked]

LVMH Announces Finalists for 'Young Designers' Prize: Twelve finalists have been selected by a panel of experts to move into the finals of LVMH's new 'Young Designers' Prize. Among the chosen designers are Hood by Air's Shayne Oliver, Irish designer Simone Rocha, American duo Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis of Suno, Jacquemus, and Tim Coppens. "The LVMH Prize finalists reflect the vitality and diversity of young fashion today," the company's executive vice president Delphine Arnault said. "The singularity as well as the high level of quality of their collections particularly impressed the experts." On May 28, the finalists will meet with jury members, including Nicolas Ghesquiere, Karl Lagerfeld, and Riccardo Tisci, where a winner will be decided. [LVMH Press Release]

Marie Claire Launches Pop-Up Magazine: On Thursday, fashion glossy Marie Claire launched its first pop-up magazine to be distributed by Hearst employees on the streets of New York City. The 40-page magazine, named Branché, is seen as a "younger sister of Marie Claire," editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider said. Branché's debut issue features Alexa Chung on the cover, and will focus on style, food, culture, and nightlife of NYC. [WWD]